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pancakes with roasted apples

I am a picky pancake person.  We have friends who make fabulous apple pancakes with apple syrup.  It is one of those family recipe type meals that you feel absolutely honored being invited over for because it is so stupendous!  But when they are not there to do it, I have to figure out something that works for me.  This is what I came up with and I have to say it is pretty fabulous.

Roasted Apples

2 apples

2 tablespoons oil

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon - to your taste

Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cut the apples in quarters, core, and peel.  Put the oil in an oven proof pan.  Slice the apple quarters into little bits into the pan.  Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.  Place in the oven.  Give a stir at the ten minute mark and the twenty minute mark.  They should be soft and created their own syrup after about thirty minutes.   Remove from the oven and serve hot.

After some discussions with Adam, I serve this on top of the pancakes below.  But you could serve it on other things.  It is also very good stirred into the pancake batter that I have listed here.  Or mix it into bread dough. Grilled cheese sandwiches with roasted apple bread are pretty superior. 

Sourdough Pancakes

sourdough starter

3/4 cup water

1 cup flour

2 eggs

1 cup hempmilk

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 to 1 cup flour.

The night before you wish pancakes, mix the sourdough starter, 3/4 cup water, and 1 cup flour in a ceramic bowl and cover with a cloth.  Let it sit on the counter and become a bubbly growing smelly mass.  It is at its best then.  Take out two to four tablespoons and put in a jar.  Store in the refrigerator.

 Put a griddle on the oven to heat over medium heat.

To the starter mixture, add the eggs, hempmilk, sugar, oil, salt, and flour.  Stir well.

Heat some oil on the griddle.  Dip out a scant quarter cup of batter and pour onto the griddle.  Wait until the bubbles pop and the top is a bit dry.  Turn.  Cook another couple minutes.  Remove to a plate and keep warm in a very low oven.  Make sure your plate is oven proof!

Pour the roasted apples over the pancakes.  Just watch how fast they disappear.  The picture above is a good point.  I could not even get a picture before they became devoured.  

It is a good thing and makes me smile.

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