apple cider, apples, applesauce, pancakes, recipe, strawberries
Our family loves pancakes. Whether a simple recipe or loaded with fruit and nuts, the aroma of pancakes cooking in the kitchen spreads cheer throughout the house. Breakfast is a great time to eat them, but supper always is best. That yummy, soothing sweetness brings comfort at the end of the day.
OK. We admit it. It’s not just the pancakes. It’s the toppings – sliced apples cooked in brown sugar and butter, tiny wild strawberries and whipped cream, applesauce, and possibly our favorite, warm apple cider sauce. Try it, and feel yourself relaxing.
APPLE CIDER SAUCE
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups apple cider
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup butter
In a saucepan, mix sugar, corn starch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in cider and lemon juice. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in butter. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoons salt
Beat eggs in a bowl. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla extract. Beat until blended. Add dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Batter will be thin. Spoon small amount of batter onto oiled, heated griddle. Cook over medium heat until lightly browned. Flip and lightly brown other side.
These are the pancakes we enjoy most, but your favorite recipe with apple cider sauce will be just as delicious. Happy cooking, and happy eating!