Happy New Year! I know the New Year always means resolutions to eat healthier and of course I’ll be sharing many healthy recipes and tips to get you on track in January but before I go back to work I wanted one more day to indulge just a little.
When I lived in Providence, there was a cute Vegan Bakery & Juice place called Wildflour. They made the most delicious lemon lavender cupcakes. It was the first time I had ever had that combination and it was heavenly. Since, I made the Dutch Baby pancakes a few weeks ago, I have had a lemon lavender version of my list of recipes. But, since I haven’t had a lemon ingredient of the week. I didn’t know when to share the recipe. SO New Year’s Brunch seemed as good a time as any. And New Year’s Brunch requires a little hair of the dog, so complimentary mimosa’s were in order.
Apple Dutch Baby
better than pancakes
- 1/4 cup of AP flour
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 egg
- 1 TBSP sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp lemon extract
- 2 tsp of edible lavender (divided) – pinch of salt – 1 TBSP butter – 1 TBSP lemon curd
- whipped cream (optional) – champagne – 4 oz lemonade – 1 TBSP apple butter – 1 cup of water – 1 cup of sugar
- Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.
- Put an oven safe 8-9 inch skillet in the oven.
- When the oven is heated reduce to 425 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, milk, egg, sugar, vanilla, 1 tsp of lavender and salt. Use a whisk to mix until the batter is well combined.
- Let the batter rest for 20 minutes.
- Add the butter to the hot pan and let it melt and cover the pan.
- Pour the batter in the pan and place the pan in the oven.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes.
- The dutch baby will puff up in the oven but quickly deflate when you take it out-that’s okay.
- Transfer the pancake to a plate and top the pancake with lemon curd and whipped cream.
- To make the mimosa’s, first make the lavender simple syrup. In a saucepan, add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar and 1 tsp of lavender. Mix gently until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove the lavender.
- Pour 5 oz of champagne or cava into glasses. Add 2 oz of lemonade and 1 tbsp of simple syrup to each glass.