Tonight, I made a Dutch Baby, which I’ve made before. But I had read a bit about adding apples and sugar to the butter, and hmmm…
So I did that.
As the pan was heating, I peeled and sliced the apples and mixed in some demerara sugar. Then I mixed up the batter, using fresh eggs, of course. When the pan was very hot, I added the butter and the apple/sugar mix. When the butter was melted, I added the batter. Cooked for 23 minutes or so, and viola!
The center was thicker and moister, due to the apples. It was almost custardlike. The sugar and butter made their way up the edges and made a fantastic crust.
For a topping, I mixed up some whipping cream with nutmeg and vanilla. The usual lemon & powdered sugar would have been pretty good as well, I’m sure.
I think that the next time I try this, I’ll use different apples – I’d had my kid pick up some at the Kiva, and they didn’t have any that were good for baking. I think we ended up with Fuji, or maybe it was Gala, but either way, the flavor of the apples was sort of lost.
Verdict: Good stuff, I’ll be making it again.