This week, Julia’s popping over with one of her favourite brunch recipes – a pillow-y apple and quince pancake that makes a welcome weekend wake-up call.A�
“Dutch baby pancake. With a name that creepy, it’s GOT to be good…right? A�Rest assured, this cast-iron cake more than delivers. A�Best of all, with the quick trick of adding locally grown red fife and quince, this edible import proves a perfect vehicle for serving up a true taste of Ontario. A�[Ed. note – no babies were harmed in the making of this pancake]”A�
Dutch Baby Pancakes
In a pinch and lacking quince? Toss some beautiful Bartletts into the pan instead!
- 2 Ontario apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 Ontario quince, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup Ontario butter (1/2 stick)
- 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg (optional)
- 1/4 cup white flour
- 1/2 cup Ontario red fife flour (Grainstorm is my go-to heritage grain mix master)
- 3 Ontario eggs
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3/4 Ontario cream (or milk)
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Melt butter over medium heat in a 12″ cast iron pan. When butter begins to foam, add in brown sugar and stir until mixture begins bubbling.
- Add sliced apples, quince and nutmeg to the pan. Cook until fruit begins to soften and caramelize, about 12 minutes.
- Whisk together eggs, flours, cream and salt.
- Spoon out half of fruit mixture from pan and set aside in a small pot to reheat before serving.
- Pour batter into the pan, making sure it is evenly distributed over the fruit.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until pancake has puffed up and the edges have browned and have pulled away from the pan. Towards the final 5 minutes, begin reheating the leftover fruit mixture.
- Remove pan from oven. Top with remaining fruit, dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve immediately.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 30 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
About Taste Tested
From the farm to the table, it�s easy to be inspired by Ontario�s endless parade of edibles. WithA�?Taste Tested?, OCTA�s staff are sharing their freshest finds and dishing outA�their favourites of the season. A�Come discover what�s on our table � literally!