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Bickford's Apple Pancake 
Feb. 25, 2010 9:56 pm 
Updated: May 8, 2014 6:24 pm
THE Bickford’s Apple pancake brings only good memories. Actually Bickford’s in general brings back great memories. I have spent many mornings there with family and many late nights there with friends. Bickford’s is the North East’s Cracker Barrel. I have to say though Cracker Barrel is realllly good. Thank goodness I don’t live near one…
The apple pancake is called a Dutch baby and the German apple pancake. I really don’t care what they call it I LOVE it! You can easily put it over the top and add warm maple syrup….mmmmm. I do think that cooking this in a cast iron pan is essential. It took 25 minutes from start to table which is great for me for a weekend breakfast. For the pancake shown below it was for a dinner, which, having breakfast for dinner is always a fantastic ending to a day.
I think that the recipe is for a 6-8” pan, I did this in a 10” pan and I think it came out a bit too thin. Other than it being a little thin this tasted VERY much like what I remember at the restaurant.
I cut the apple really thin and it was cooked perfectly.
The source for this recipe is supposed to be from Bickford’s restaurant and I have to say I believe it!
Gadget: While this really isn’t a gadget I feel that it’s a tool that’s absolutely necessary in your kitchen. I use this as much as I use my nonstick sauté pan. I bought it onsale for about 12$ at Cost Plus World Market.<
Bickford's Apple Pancake
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 large medium size apples
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix sugar and cinnamon.
Mix flour, milk and eggs together.
Melt butter in cast iron skillet (this is essential). Remove from heat. Pour mixture into skillet.
Peel and slice thinly the apples. Place on top of mixture.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake 20 minutes. Serve from cast iron skillet.
Apple Pancake
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Feb. 26, 2010 5:54 am
Kid's have off from school and I made pancakes but I wish I would of read this first.! Looks yummy!! Maybe we'll have breakfast for dinner!? One question, have you ever tried to make it in a nonstick skillet?
Feb. 26, 2010 7:29 am
Hi! Nope never tried it in a non stick but i am sure it would be good. Just make sure your skillet can take th oven temp. The bottom might not be as crispy but I am sure it will still be fantastic!
Feb. 26, 2010 1:03 pm
I know the Bickford's recipie for the Big Apple uses more than 2 eggs. I think my daughter told me, when she worked there, that the Big apple has 6 eggs, the Jr. has 4, but still only 1/2 cup of flour. It would probably cook better in a 9 x 12 pan than an non-stick pan, because it is basically a popover that collapses. The cast-iron skillet is good because it heats in the oven, melts the butter, and causes the dough to puff up while cooking, like a popover. But it collapses while cooling, leaving a cooked but eggy pancake. The non-stick pan might prevent it from puffing up and baking properly. Don't try adding anything except a smidge of nutmeg to the dough or it won't work out right. The apples can be sugared and spiced. It is also good without apples, a sqeeze of lemon juice and powdered sugar instead.
Mar. 11, 2010 11:57 am
This looks delicious. I am going to try your recipe this weekend. Cheers
land of giants 
Jun. 1, 2012 9:41 am
no baking soda or baking powder or yeast??
May 8, 2014 6:23 pm
They made the recipe in big batches in something like 5 gallon bucket no way to know how many eggs in each I worked there for 8 yrs and no apples would be a German on Dutch pancake with powdered sugar n lemon yummy
May 8, 2014 6:24 pm
They made the recipe in big batches in something like 5 gallon bucket no way to know how many eggs in each I worked there for 8 yrs and no apples would be a German on Dutch pancake with powdered sugar n lemon yummy and they use cast iron pans so think that's a must
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I have been in the kitchen with my mother and grandparents from very little. Dinner and the holidays were something I looked forward to so that I could enjoy great food and my family's company. Not much has changed except I run the show (in my own kitchen anyway) and I entertain all the time for my friends.
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anything I can grill, from steak to pizza
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Christmas and Thanksgiving, between the lasagna and the turkey or prime rib, your tastebuds go crazy!
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My great grandfathers sauce and meatballs and my grandmothers coconut cake!
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biscotti, I have tried the same recipe as my mothers in 2 different ovens and it never works. I cannot figure out what the problem is!
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