recently came across this recipe in a childrens magazine.
The focus of the magazine issue was, of course, on fall and
Halloween. Looking for ideas for my children, I came across
this recipe for Apple Pan Cakes. After making a few modifications
(particularly converting it to a gluten-free recipe and making
some other changes to meet my tastes), my children and I made
this simple, but delicious pan cake that we thought wed
share with you this month. This is one of those recipes that
your children can help out with and share in the rewards of
What You will Learn
in this Class:
- What makes this "pan"
- What flour to use?
- Step 1: Gathering your Mise en
- Step 2: The Recipe
- Step 3: Preparing the Apples
- Step 4: Preparing the Batter
- Step 5: Making the Pan Cake
- Step 6: Garnishing
What Makes this "Pan" Cake
Much like a Dutch baby, this pan cake is made
by preparing the pan with butter (and fruits if desired).
A thin batter is prepared and poured over the contents of
the pan. The "pan" cake is then transferred to the
oven and baked at a high temperature to create a light, almost
What Flour to Use?
We nearly always
Gluten Free Pantrys Country French Bread flour mix
for the gluten-free flour in any recipe. This eliminates the
hassle of having to combine various gluten-free flours (rice,
potato, tapioca, etc.), plus it already contains the necessary
stabilizers for an "all-purpose" flour.
Step 1: Preparing your Ingredients &
Always gather your ingredients ahead of time
and make sure you have everything to make the recipe in front
of you. There is nothing more frustrating than getting halfway
through a recipe and discovering that you are missing a critical
ingredient. Also, always read through the recipe in its entirety
before you begin. This will help you understand the complete
process and anticipate any big jobs or timely steps which
can be done while something else is cooking.
Equipment you will need:
- Paring knife
- 12-inch oven-safe skillet
- Small bowl
Step 2: The Recipe
- 2 medium Golden Delicious apples, peeled,
cored and sliced thin
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Dash of fresh nutmeg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly
- Pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup gf flour
- Confectioners sugar
- Pure maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Step 3: Preparing the Apples
the butter in a 10 inch oven-proof skillet over medium
heat. Transfer 2 tablespoons of butter to a small bowl
and set aside. Add the apples to the skillet along with
the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover over medium
heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender
but still hold their shape. Spread apples evenly in
the skillet. Remove from heat.
Step 4: Preparing the Batter
the milk in the microwave for 30 seconds. In a blender,
blend together the eggs, milk, reserved butter and salt.
Gradually add the flour and continue to blend until
incorporated (the batter will be thin).
Step 5: Making the Pan Cake
the batter over the apples. Bake for 18-20 minutes or
until puffed and golden brown.
Step 6: Garnishing & Devouring
the oven and dust with confectioners sugar.
Cut into wedges and serve with warm maple syrup.
Using this basic recipe you can easily alter
the filling ingredients to include some of your favorite fruits.
Here are some great tasty substitutions to try:
Cinnamon & Nutmeg
Peaches or Nectarines