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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Cottage Pancakes

OCT 3, 2007

These pancakes are substantial without being heavy and have a slight crunch. They are a favorite among the Shelton family of the Rural Ridge Orchard in Albemarle County and would be a nice "bed and breakfast" touch for guests.

Serve with maple or fruit syrup, butter, sausage or bacon and fresh or curried fruit.

SERVINGS: 10 - 12

Yield: Makes 4-inch pancakes

1 cup/130g flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream (do not use nonfat)
1 cup whole or low-fat milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 large apple, peeled, cored and coarsely grated

Warm plates in a 200-degree oven, if desired.

Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Whisk together the egg, sour cream and milk in a measuring cup in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients, stirring to combine, then add the melted butter. Gently fold in the grated apple.

Lightly grease a nonstick griddle or large skillet with nonstick cooking oil spray and heat over medium heat. Working in batches, drop 1/4 cup of the batter for each pancake and cook for about 3 minutes, until the pancakes start to brown on the bottom and bubble around the edges; then use a wide spatula to turn over them and cook for about 1 minute. Transfer to a warmed plate, if using, and serve immediately.

Rating *****[1]

Adapted from the Vintage Virginia Apples Web site.

Tested by Stephanie Witt Sedgwick.

Nutritional Facts
Calories per pancake (based on 12) : 87
% Daily Values*
Total Fat: 3g 5%
Saturated Fat: 2g 10%
Cholesterol: 25mg 8%
Sodium: 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates: 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%
Sugar: n/a
Protein: 2g

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