An Unexpected Cookbook: Apple and Cherry Griddle Cakes

A review of Apple and Cherry Griddle Cakes from An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery.

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Apple and Cherry Griddle Cakes

As we wrap up the last weekend before Christmas, it seemed appropriate to start the day with a sweet breakfast!

As with most pancake / griddle cake recipes, the wet ingredients are combined in one bowl (including the peeled and shredded apple), and dry ingredients are put in another, and both are thoroughly mixed before combining the two.

Once the batter is ready to go, butter is heated over the stove and the batter is poured in.  Any size will work, it just depends on how big you want your pancakes to be.  It will take a bit longer to cook if you have larger pancakes.

These cook more or less like regular pancakes, but the batter never bubbled for me like I’m used to.  I had to keep an eye on the bottom of the pancakes to make sure they didn’t burn.

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Taste: 9/10

These are delicious!  They’re slightly denser than regular pancakes, but very tasty.  The apple was subtle, but definitely there, and the cinnamon and sugar topping was really nice!

Difficulty: Average

A lot of measuring and monitoring is involved, but the recipe is pretty straightforward.

Cost: Cheap20181216_102712

You’ll definitely need to buy the apple and the dried cherries, but the rest are common items found it your fridge or pantry.  These include butter, eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt.

Suggestion:

When grating your apple, use a grater with larger holes like a cheese grater.  Grating an apple with a smaller grater will pretty much just give you apple juice.

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