Wednesday 23 November 2011

Pancakes with cinnamon stewed apples

My weekends are synonymous with pancakes as they happen to be the favorite choice of breakfast for my kids, especially topped with Nutella or chocolate sauce.This week I served them with stewed apples and honey and boy were they appreciated.
Really simple to make, you can whip them up in absolutely no time for breakfast or just as a quick snack.So the next time your child is hungry, make these with his favorite topping and see how he gobbles it down or just make it as a special treat for yourself...

3 cups flour
11/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
3 tbsp sugar
11/2 cups milk
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla essence
some extra butter for cooking
For the stewed apples
2 apples peeled,cored and diced
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp lemon juice
handful of raisins

In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. 
In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla essence and milk for a few minutes.
Add to the flour  mixture and mix till smooth.
Blend in the melted butter and mix well.
 If the batter seems too thick to pour, add a little more milk.
Place a frying pan (preferably a non-stick pan) on low heat and melt in a little butter (about 1/2 tsp)
Pour in about 1/4 cup of batter and cook till golden brown on both the sides.
To cook the stewed apples :-
In a pan heat about 2 tbsp of butter.
Combine the apples, cinnamon powder, raisins, sugar, lemon juice and water in a pan and cook on high heat for about 8 -10 minutes till the mixture  thickens up and the apples become soft.
Turn off the heat.
You can put up your feet now and enjoy the gratifying experience of relishing your yummy pancakes topped with the cinnamon stewed apples and a drizzle of honey.



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