Apple Pancake

Recently, Oren and I have been on a serious cooking spree. I've always loved to cook and it's even better when you have someone to cook with. Crank up some tunes, pour a glass of wine and just let the time fly by in the kitchen. Too many epic meals have passed for me not to share. So, today I start. 

Last week Oren and I made an unreal apple pancake for brunch. We found the recipe in our new favorite cookbook, The Lodge Cast Iron.  The book is perfect because ever since Oren was gifted a couple amazing cast iron pans, we haven't stopped using them. This book is FULL of recipes that sound delishhhh. 

The pancake was pretty easy and so yummy. We doubled the recipe because we didn't have a small enough pan so it ended up taking a little longer than expected. But, in the right size pan it's a pretty quick process, about 30 minutes start to finish!  

The photos look too good not to try it yourself? Here's the recipe! OR! Just buy the whole book HERE.


(photos by: Oren A Photography)

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter                        1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 milk                                                                      1 large egg
1 apple                                                                        1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar                                                 pinch of salt

1. Preheat the oven to 425. Melt the butter in a 5 inch cast iron skillet on low heat.
2. While the butter melts, pour the milk into a bowl. Peel the apple, then cut it into thin slices. In a small bowl, toss the apple slices with the sugar and cinnamon until well coated.
3. Pour half of the melted butter into the milk and whisk well.
4. Add the apple slices and any loose sugar in the bowl to the hot butter in the skillet. Cook the apple slices over medium-low heat, turning them a few times, until softened; the sugar and butter will get nicely browned and bubbly. Remove the skillet from the heat.
5. Add the egg to the milk mixture and whisk to combine. Ad the flour and salt and whisk the batter until smooth. Pour the batter over the apples in the skillet, covering them.
6. Bake until the pancake puffs up and gets golden on top, with patches of brown, about 10 minutes. Enjoy the pancake straight from from the skillet or invert it onto a serving plate.