Saturday, October 4, 2008

Autumnal Apples

Well it's officially autumn again, which means it's apple season. And apple season around here in Connecticut is pretty big. We have an orchard down the street from my house that has like 15 varieties of apples available for picking. Now I'm not much of an apple eater myself, but I LOVE apple cider (and Holmberg has some of the best I've ever had) and Gabrielle eats apples up like candy. But I think everyone's kind of getting sick of them because we've had 10 apples that have been sitting around pretty much all week. So this morning I woke up determined to use them. My results: a breakfast of puffed apple pancakes and apple filled crepes. This was my first time making them both. I thought the puffed apple pancake was pretty good (although by the time I took the picture, it wasn't so puffy anymore), but the girls REALLY liked the crepes. You can't see in the picture, but I made a filling of apples, brown sugar, butter, cornstarch, and little bit of orange liquer. I feel like the orange liquer really woke them up and gave them a great flavor.

Ihad some crepe batter left over, so I decided to cook it up and fill them with a honey cheese mixture made of cream cheese, honey, a little milk, and a dash of anise powder. The crepes could have afforded to have been cooked a little longer, but with the filling, they still made a nice little after-breakfast dessert. Do people eat dessert after breakfast? I guess we do in my family.

1 comment:

Robert said...

I love CREPES!