Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Apple Hot Cakes

My husband's favorite meal is breakfast.  I think we've tried almost every restaurant in Chicago that offers brunch.  Since he has started spending more time in the kitchen, a big focus has been breakfast.  Over the weekend he made apple hot cakes for us.  I shamelessly sipped coffee and read the paper while he grated and sauteed and brought them to the table.  As with many of the recipes he tries, this one was clipped from the paper.  He couldn't remember which paper.

Here's the recipe and it is certainly worth a try.  I'm thinking they will be perfect for fall but I won't turn them down any time.

Apple Hot Cakes from either the Chicago Tribune or the Post Tribune

2 cups cake flour
3 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp each: cinnamon and salt
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1 large egg, lightly beaten with a fork
1 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
4 medium tart apples washed, cored and shredded  (about 3 cups)
Vegetable oil for the griddle
Maple syrup, warmed, for serving

1.  Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.  Add buttermilk, beaten egg, melted butter and vanilla.  Mix well then stir in the apples.
2.  Heat greased griddle until hot.  Spoon about 1/4 cup of the batter onto hot griddle and spread to about 3 inch rounds.  Cook over medium heat, turning once until browned on both sides--about three minutes per side.  Keep warm in a 200-degree oven.
3.  Serve with warm maple syrup