For Easter brunch, our friend Therese brought over this recipe and it was a delight. Not only is it surprisingly easy, but the texture is so perfect. The batter that you pour over the apples is really thin, so it rises almost like a popover. And while she added sugar and cinnamon, we both agreed that this could be made savory with crumbly sausage or pancetta. I can’t wait to bring this to the next potluck/brunch!
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
2 medium apples
1/4 cup sugar (omit if you’re going to make this savory)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
To make the cake:
Preheat your oven to 400 F. Put the butter in the bottom of a rectangular glass pan and let it melt in the oven for 2-3 minutes. Slice the apples thinly, then layer them over the butter in the pan.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, flour, milk and salt. Pour this mixture over the apples. Mix together sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle over the apple mixture.
Bake uncovered for ~20 minutes until the crust is golden and risen.
Ah, America. It’s a good time to live in DC, a district buzzing with excitement for the 57th Inauguration. The Secret Service is in their dry-run stage for Monday’s big event, but we’ve already put together our Inauguration menu fit for the president himself. Sure, we could have gone with a red, white & blue theme or made 12 versions of apples pie (trust us, we could have). But we think this POTUS is just about the cutest thing since President Bartlett, so we decided to draw on inspiration from Obama himself. A man who governed in food-loving Chicago, steals away to his native Hawaii for vacations, and now calls our very own DC his home. A president who escapes the White House for crowd-drawing trips to Ben’s Chili Bowl and Komi, and, with his lovely Michelle, has reinstated the important White House garden (the produce from which is used not only in the family’s own dinners, but also donated to Miriam’s Kitchen- go WH!) Yes, I’d say we’ve got quite the foodie president on our hands.
So we created a menu that incorporates many of the POTUS’s foodie roots- from the Windy city to the Big Island. To escape the crowded Mall (or before you head to a ball), try this Hungry Texans Inaugural Feast!