Submitted by Terry Dhongade
About the cook: I’ve lived in Turkey and India besides living most of my life on Vancouver Island. I feel like I have learned so much about cooking from grandmothers and friends. I love cooking and can literally replicate any dish I taste. My big problem is I cannot eat anything that is left over. This is tiring for me at times. 🙂
About the dish: This is our traditional Christmas morning breakfast. We also make this other times, but just when we are missing that memorable morning with presents, craziness, and family gathering.
National Origin: Dutch
Estimated Time: 30 to 60 Minutes
2 cups eggs
2 cups milk
2.5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1.5 cups brown sugar
3–5 tsp cinnamon
1.5-2 cups vegetable oil
Begin by blending eggs and milk in a large bowl with salt. Gently mix in the flour and set aside.
Slice up apples thinly and toss gently in 2 Tbs flour.
Turn oven on to 400 and using a 9×13” pan add the oil and place in oven.
In a small sauce pan, melt butter, add brown sugar and cinnamon, stir until sugar begins to melt and remove from heat.
After the pan has heated and oil is super hot, remove from oven and pour half of the batter into the hot pan. Drizzle half the melted butter / brown sugar over the batter, and layer half the apples, then layer the last of the batter and last of butter sauce and last of apples.
Place carefully back in oven for 25 mins to 30 mins. Without opening oven door check for readiness. Final dish should have raised and have dark golden edges.
While waiting for dish to be be done . Prepare plates cutlery and metal spatula and whipping cream.
Once done remove and tip gently on edge of sink to drain off excess oil. Use serrated knife to cut into squares and serve hot.