Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fluffy Pancake with Carmalized Apples

It's the weekend again, something I look forward to for the past 5 days, haha! For these 2 days I get to relax a little and spend more time with my family. Best of all, I don't have to wake up so early. :P But once in awhile, I'll still try to make a special breakfast for my kids and husband on weekend mornings. So this post, I would like to recommend you this simple but yet fabulous breakfast which will take you no time to prepare. A wonderful apple pancake that is sure to drag them out of bed and to the dinning table. ;)
This pancake uses the usual egg yolk and egg white separation method. Although this method is slightly more tedious compared to the usual whole egg method, but it yields a much fluffy and soft texture. So get whipping!

This recipe is extracted from "西點學習大百科",a book that my friend Grace recommended to me awhile back. It's in Mandarin book, but I'll just post up the English translation here:

Ingredients for Apple Pancake: (Serves 3-4 adults)
Caramelized Apple wedges
2 medium apples (any kind is fine, but preferably Granny smiths)
40g caster sugar
20g butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Peel and core the two apples. Slice the apples into 8-10 wedges each.
  • In a saucepan, add in sugar and a tbsp of water and on the fire at medium. Once sugar solution starts to turn amber, quickly add in the apple wedges and stir in well to coat.
  • At this point, lower the heat to medium low, add in the butter and stir well to thicken the whole mixture.
  • Lastly add in the vanilla extract and cook for another minute.
  • Let it cool slightly before use. In the meantime, prepare your pancake batter.
Pancake batter:
2 egg yolks
80g cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
100ml fresh milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 large eggs
30g caster sugar
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the egg yolks, vanilla extract, fresh milk and vegetable oil, stir well.
  • Now sift in the cake flour and baking powder to the egg yolk mixture. Mix well and no visible lumps.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat the 2 egg whites till foamy, then add in the caster sugar gradually and beat till stiff peaks.
  • Fold in the whites to the yolk mixture in 3 separate portions and careful not to deflate the white.
  • Place your pancake pan on the stove and add a little butter to grease the surface. On the heat at medium low. (I used my Happycall pan this time for easy flipping. :D)
  • Pour the batter into the preheated pan. Then start adding in the caramelized apples wedges, making sure the wedges are well distributed over the pancake. Drizzle in the caramel over the batter as well, you don't want to waste that golden nectar.
  • Flip the pancake after 5-7 minutes at medium low heat. If you are not using Happycall, just use a big plate to help yo. Simply slide the pancake out onto the place the cup it down with the toasted side up this time.
  • Cook for another 5 -7 minutes then check if the pancake is golden brown. Once done, remove pancake and serve while still warm.
Cookbook suggested dusting the pancake with cinnamon powder and powder sugar, I omitted that since my kids aren't fans of cinnamon and I find the sweetness of the caramelized apples were just nice pairing with the pancake. Delish!

Hope this recipe will motivate you to make it for your family tomorrow...it's Sunday! It's delicious and much healthier then those hawker food or big breakfast at fast food chains. Best of all, it's made with TLC.

Have a fabulous weekend all! \(^o^)/

17 comments:

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

加了水果的
是我的菜:)

周末也是我盼望的
平日的生活太忙碌了

Honey Bee Sweets said...

是啊,我想你们工做族也一样,就等周末的到来。希望鲸鱼蓝蓝也度过一个平静悠闲的周末。^_^

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I can finish up this myself.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hahaha, Wendy, I can too! Looks like I need to double the recipe next time. :))

Passionate About Baking said...

Ooh...yummy! What a delicious breakfast to have! I love cinnamon apples!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Jane! But I didn't add cinnamon leh, my kiddos not so keen with it. :P

Angie's Recipes said...

Love these pancakes...so fluffy!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Angie! :))

sweetsamsations said...

oh wow. your pancakes look so nice and fluffy and delicious!! Just the perfect breakfast for me!

lena said...

though this involves a little bit of wrok, it does sound very delicious especially with the caramelised apples. i can also see how fluffy it is!

kitchen flavours said...

This looks deliiiiicious!! I'm sure my family would love this as well. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

The pancakes looks good.. fluffy and tender and best of all, apples and cinnamon is a great combi !

Mich - Piece of Cake said...

This pancake looks amazingly fluffy just like cake. I am sure it is delicious with all the apples in it.

Sofie said...

Looks so yummy! I love all of your recipes so much, they remind me of all the sweets I had in Japan! :)

ReeseKitchen said...

Looks very tempting. I want too....will try to make..hehe!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Lena! Yeah, really very easy to make, so no need to wake up so early mah, hahaha!

Thanks kitchen flavours. Hope you will try making it for your family. ;)

Thanks Joyce! Yeah my kids love apples...so it's a good choice to add it. But you can sub it with blueberries, I bet it'll be very good too.

Thanks Sofie! Welcome to my blog! I'm glad my posts reminds you of something you love. :)

Yeah Reese, make this for Your girl, she will love it. :))

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Very special apple pancake and look so fluffy.