Saturday, April 6, 2013

Chow Down to Eurovision 2013 - Denmark

Denmark has a special connection with Australia through Our/Their Princess Mary so I wanted a dish that had a touch of both countries. Apples are the theme ingredient as Princess Mary is from Tasmania where they produce wonderful fruit. I thought that this was a little bit more classy than using beer because they met in a pub, yep I'm all class. Speaking of class I did have a trainer whose dogs had met Princess Mary, I'm not sure where that puts me on the Kevin Bacon degrees of separation scale but I think we are practically BFFs.

Technically Denmark did not break the 6 person limit on stage rule in 1988 as one of the people was inside the singer, well at least for another 3 weeks anyway.



Apple Oven Pancake
Ingredients
  • 2 apples
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 40g butter unsalted
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 60g butter
  • Icing sugar to dust
Method
  • Preheat oven 240°C
  • Cut 1 apple in half and grate the remaining 1 half and the whole apple.
  • Thinly slice the other half of the apple into wedges (for optional decoration) and squeeze with lemon juice to stop them browning.
  • In a saucepan put the grated apple, sugar, cinnamon, butter and squeeze of lemon.
  • Simmer on low for about 5 mins till the apples are softened. Take off the heat to cool slightly.
  • Put butter into the glass dish and put into the oven until butter is melted
  • Brush the dish with butter
  • Pour the batter into the dish of melted butter
  • Arrange the apples on top
  • Return the dish to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes
  • To serve dust with icing sugar and drizzle with honey if you'd like that extra sweetness.
A variation is to not add the grated apple mix into the batter but add it to the top of the cooked pancake. This will let the pancake rise higher like a Yorkshire pudding.
    I hope there wont be "Only Teardrops" for Emmelie de Forest this year in Sweden.
    Held og lykke!
     

3 comments:

  1. Hi Jason. Faye has been telling me all about your new cooking adventure. Oven door and all. Your recipes look srummy. Sally

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  2. Hi Sally, thanks for taking the time to post a comment. It is a fun adventure, but yes sadly the oven has given up the ghost. Might be a few stop top dishes in the next few weeks. cheers Jason

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