Apple fritters and pancakes

I have come to realize that many of my food projects arise because I am trying to get rid of some leftover ingredients :P Is that good or bad? ;) This time it’s the sour cream and I have a wonderful recipe for pancakes using exactly the amount of sour cream I have left. Could it be any more perfect than the fact that it was a lazy Saturday morning? I think not! :)

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp sour cream
1 medium apple (I used Royal Gala), sliced into thin rings (about 6)

Makes about 8 small pancakes and 6 apple fritters

For the pancakes:

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Combine the beaten egg with the milk and pour into the dry ingredients. Lightly stir just until combined, add the sour cream, and stir a few more times until thoroughly mixed. Lightly oil a pan over low medium heat and cook pancakes for about 1-2 minutes on each side, flipping when small bubbles form around the edges of the pancake.

For the apple fritters:

After the pancake batter has been made, fully dip apple rings and let excess batter drip off before placing on the pan. Cook them just like the pancakes but be ready for the wonderful sweet surprise within! The apples will be sweet and soft from the cooking, but not mushy!

Drizzle with honey for the healthier alternative to maple syrup, and serve with your choice of fruits. What more can my summer ask for than fresh raspberries!

(Yes, I don’t take the traditional picture of a stack of pancakes, but rather a pancake cut in half!)

My pancakes are improving, they really are. From what I can remember from last time at least. They are less chewy and more fluffy. I think the sour cream helps, but the batter is a bit lumpy so the dry ingredients should be sifted. Still not perfect circles nor golden yellow like the kind at IHOP – International House of Pancakes. God bless whoever created the pancake recipe because they are to die for!

Since the apple fritters share the same batter, I can only comment on the apple surprise – with every bite of the pancake, there is a bite of soft, sweet apple to go with it. No complaints here, you gotta try it!

Pancake recipe was adapted from Can You Stay For Dinner

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