➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
My German Apple Pancake recipe, aka Apfelpfannkuchen, is so easy, so quick, and so absolutely wunderbar! If you have company ... this will impress them. It's easy!
This pancake can be made with your blender. If you don't have one, use a mixer. Or, just use a whisk and bowl. Anything works! It's baked in the oven, so you're not standing there, making one pancake after the other on top of the hot stove. Surely an easy way to make delicious-tasting German food!
This recipe easily serves 4 to 6 people for a breakfast brunch. If it's the main attraction, count on serving 4 people. Serve it with maple syrup, sausages, bacon, or your favorite pancake toppings.
Personally, I usually leave out the brown sugar. The pancake is sweet enough ... especially when accompanied with wonderful local Canadian maple syrup!
If there are leftovers, it tastes great cold as well. :)
Check out below if you want to use buttermilk. There are also several size dishes you can use, depending on how you like your pancake. Let me show you what I mean:
It's sort of like a soufflé. It's nicely puffed as soon as it's out of the oven, but will slowly fall as you start to serve it.
I usually call everyone to the table, just before I'm ready to serve. That way, they get to see it in all its puffed splendor.
I had some buttermilk that needed to be used. I thought, "Why not this apple pancake?" I made no changes to anything else. Just subbed the buttermilk in place of the regular milk.
YUMMY! In fact, I may just plan on buying buttermilk on purpose, just for this.
The resulting pancake with the buttermilk is just a bit fluffier. Wunderbar! Here's how it looked:
I used this recipe to show my two young granddaughters how to make pancakes. Their dad likes to make them pancakes on Sunday mornings, but this one is just a bit different from what they are used to.
It's become an "Oma" tradition when they sleep over. That's what they come to expect for a late breakfast the next morning. Late, because it's always holidays and we stay up late the night before.
Because it's usually late in the morning, this puffed oven-baked pancake filled with apples and served with maple syrup is usually all they want until an early afternoon snack.
In fact, it's become a comfort food for us. I'll often make this for supper for hubby and I after a busy day and I've not had a chance to prepare anything. The ingredients for this are always available in my pantry/fridge. Easy breezy supper that we both love.
The recipe above is based off an authentic German Pfannkuchen recipe but is also known as Dutch baby pancake, Bismarck, Dutch puff, puffed apple pancake, caramelized apple soufflé pancake ... All interesting names for a wonderful dish!
For us, it's our Apfelpfannkuchen ~ German Apple Pancake. Whatever you call it, it's scrumptious! You'll find the center isn't fluffy, rather more custardy/or egg-y. Absolutely wunderbar!
Make this slow cooker roast beef and be amazed how much this tastes like rouladen WITHOUT the work. Same wonderful gravy, tender meat, and perfect for family and guests.
This German streusel fruit tart, Obstkuchen mit Streusel, uses either fresh or canned fruit, such as apricots, peaches, cherries. A delicious treat, just like Oma bakes.
German sauerkraut salad is so easy, delicious, and goes with almost anything. It’s super healthy when made with your homemade sauerkraut that's so easy to make, as well.
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