Saturday, October 16, 2010

Girls Night

Dad's working tonight, so it is just me and my girlie :)  This "girl time" is so special and fun--we have spent most of the day cooking together.  Some of my favourite memories are cooking with my Mom--she was so generous of her time and spirit in helping my love of food to prosper--Thanks Mom!  It has always been my mission to share the same time with Madeleine.  To teach her and  help her to foster a love of food and cooking too--it is such an important part of living a full life--I hope you enjoy sharing it with your kids too--they will thank you for it someday!
Traditionally on Girls Night, we choose something for dinner that Bil wouldn't normally enjoy--that way he gets saved from eating something he isn't crazy about, and we get to indulge in yummy-ness most would eat for brunch!  Tonight we had Pannenkoeken (pronounced like pannacokin),  Really just a fancy Dutch  word for Pancakes.  They are similar to crepes--super easy to make, and you can fill them with whatever sweet or savoury filling you like--be creative!

Pannenkoeken with Sauteed Apples and Pecans
3 eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cup flour 
pinch of salt 
Beat eggs and add in milk flour and salt--whisk until smooth.  Batter will be fairly thin.
Heat frying pan (I prefer non-stick, so I don't have to continually grease the pan--I like to taste the pancake, not the grease :)  
Pour a ladle full of batter into the hot pan and move pan in a circular motion to spread out the batter in a nice circle.  Cook until almost dry on top and flip over.

4 apples peeled and sliced
1/3-1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter

Heat pan and melt butter.  Add apples,pecans, sugar and cinnamon.  Saute until apples are soft and brown sugar is melted and thick. 

Place filling down the centre of your Pannenkoeken and fold ends over making a nice envelope, turn over so seam side is down.  Sift icing sugar all over the top.  


  1. Ohhhh, pannenkoeken! A personal fave. :) I'll never forget the Pannekoek-ship I ate on when I was visiting family in Holland. Yep - an actual boat-restaurant where they served nothing but pancakes. Brilliant. :)

  2. I was in Holland when I was 10 for almost 2 weeks--the meal I remember the most was the Pannenkoeken House--the ship sounds so much more exciting!! :) Thanks for your comments Sarah!!