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Monday, November 03, 2008

Apple Skillet Flapjacks

Apple Skillet Flapjacks by Stella Zedman

This recipe for apple-flavored flapjacks are quick and easy to bake. Simply prepare the apples ahead of time, reheat them before adding batter and pop them in the oven.

Ingredients:

3 eggs - 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk - 1/2 cup (125 mL) all purpose flour - 1 tbsp. (15 mL) granulated sugar - 1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla - 2 tbsp. (30 mL) butter - 3 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced - 1/4 cup (50 mL) brown sugar -powdered sugar for dusting - maple syrup, if desired

Cooking Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). In the container of a blender or food processor, combine the eggs, milk, flour, granulated sugar and vanilla. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the container to make sure everything is evenly blended. Set aside. Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a 10-inch (25-cm) nonstick skillet that can go into the oven. When the butter is foamy, add the sliced apples and the brown sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until the apples are tender and beginning to brown. Remove from heat. Pour the mixture from the blender over the apples in the pan and place the pan into the preheated oven. Immediately reduce the oven temperature to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until the batter is browned and slightly puffed. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar. Cut into wedges and serve with maple syrup, if desired. Servings: 4

How kids can help:
Combine all the ingredients in the blender and run the blender (with adult supervision).
Help peel and slice the apples; older children can help sauté them.
· Pour the batter over the apples.
· Dust with icing sugar.

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