Pfannekuchen with Homemade Apple Sauce
Pfannekuchen is German for "pancake" but they're really different than the fluffy American-style ones. They're basically big, thin crepes and are sooo delicious! I used to top mine with apple sauce and plenty of powdered sugar. In case you can't buy apple sauce or want to make your own, I included how do make it here. Besides apple sauce, some people eat these with fruit, jam, or nutella too ;)
Background: My Oma (German for "grandma") used to make these for breakfast for me when I'd visit her in Germany. They were so different then the American pancakes I was always eating in the US!
- Eggs (2)
- Flour (2/3 cup | 180 ml)
- Milk (2/3 cup | 180 ml)
- Vanilla extract or oil (1/4 tsp or a few drops)
- Salt (A dash )
- Powdered sugar (to sprinkle over pancakes)
- - HOMEMADE APPLE SAUCE - (Using jarred kind is okay too)
- Apples (2)
- Honey (1 Tbsp)
- Sugar (1 Tbsp)
To make homemade apple sauce, add peeled and chopped apple to a small pot with 1 Tbsp each of honey, sugar and water. Simmer for 5 minutes until soft. Mash or process into a paste.
Get your ingredients ready. Whisk the eggs.
Add milk, vanilla, and flour to the eggs. Mix will until fairly smooth. It should be a pretty runny batter.
On medium heat, heat a little vegetable oil or butter in a large frying pan. Add two large ladlefuls (about half the batter). Lift and rotate pan to spread out batter.
Rotate pan until batter covers the entire thing.
Let first side cook for a few minutes until you see little bubbles in the Pfannekuchen and the bottom side has started to slightly brown.
Flip crepe to the other side and cook a couple more minutes until golden. Remove Pfannekuchen to a plate and cook remaining batter.
Serve finished Pfannekuchen with apple sauce and powdered sugar.
Before eating, spread the apple sauce on your Pfannekuchen.
Dust with as much powdered sugar as you like. Eat as-is or roll it up!
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