Sunday, September 21, 2014

Experimental food continued, with various flours and other ideas

So today I decided, since I had a huge eating apple to take care of before Tuesday's farmshare, and I had the oat and almond flours ready to go, I'd combine the two.

So I made a kind of pancake mix, using oat and almond flour, and the usual eggs and leavenings.  Let that stand a while, and diced fairly fine the apple, sprinkled it with lemon juice to keep it from browning.  

Then I made not exactly pancakes, not bound enough for that,but a lovely dessert on the pan, batter poured out, partly cooked, apple dice added, then turned almost cooked through, and spooned out onto a plate with a honey drawing on it.  I like this touch.  You don't have to wear a chef's hat to do this!

And it was really lovely, with the almond taste along with the honey and the touch of lemon and the apple flavor.  Grinding the dried almonds into flour really released the taste, as I'd hoped.

Next experiment with the rest of the apple and the batter: poured it into a buttered ovenproof dish, and I'll bake it later and see how that works out.

If I'd wanted a really pancake-like mix, I'd have added regular flour, but I wanted to see what this would be like for flavor.


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