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
  • 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
  • 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!


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

  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