It was a revelation. Angels singing, shaft of sunlight, bells pealing out type of revelation.
I had a pile of apples I needed to use up and was originally going to do apple fritters but got carried away with my chopping (i.e. I messed up coring them and couldn't get the rings right). So apple sauce it was then. It is one of the few times I have been grateful for messing up a meal plan due to my sheer ineptitude with basic kitchen implements.
I couldn't quite convince Steve to try it - he was very sceptical and stuck to his pancakes with bacon and golden syrup but I am hoping that I can persuade you to give this a go!
250g plain flour
2 large eggs
Mix them together, whisking well until smooth, pour the batter into a small pan coated with a little oil and cook on both sides until golden. This should yield enough for 3 large, thick pancakes.
Ummm. Open packet, add to hot pan, fry until crispy? I allowed two strips per person. You want these really, really crispy to contrast with the soft apple and also the crispier they are, the saltier they are as well.
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons cassia powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon mixed spice
Layer the lot together and tuck in. Add maple syrup to really make your tastebuds sing!