Tuesday, April 9, 2013

FABBY: Apple Pancake in the Kitchen Nook

Hello sweet friends!

I made an up-side down Apple Pancake, for an afternoon coffee or tea time..which is very easy and so yummy, because it's very fast to make. I also serve it with vanilla ice-cream on the side; it's great for an after dinner dessert and everyone loves it!  I hope you like it too. The recipe is at the end of this post.
Hubby also made a country Artisan Italian bread recipe, but only he knows how to make it, since he learned it from an Italian cook that worked at his grandparents house. I haven't learn how because he enjoys making this bread very much..so he takes the credit alone, lol.. I arranged our afternoon, tea or coffee setting at our kitchen breakfast nook... for my mother, Alejandro and me. Ok, here it is.

I hand embroidered this blue linen tablecloth in orange leaves, several years ago...specially to go with this china, made back at our former ceramic company, Monte Turi...as the china has lots of blue and orange. Here is my afternoon coffee/tea setting, with my upside down Apple Pancake, home made bread and some cheese for the bread.

I used these pretty brown chargers, my everyday Spanish dinner plates, the hand decorated cake plate, made by us and ivory color flatware to match.

The complete place setting.

Alejandro made this great Artisan Italian bread, he enjoys making it for the family. We are all fans of it, as it's wonderful with cold-cuts and almost any kind of cheese, butter and marmalade, etc..

My Apple Upside-down Pancake. (recipe is at the end of this post). Very easy and fast to make.. aand yummy!

The entire place setting and the pretty teacup. Here you can appreciate the embroidery in the blue linen table topper; it's even showing through the amber glass, lol..

Here you have it..our afternoon tea/coffee time in our kitchen nook.

Thank you so much sweet friends for stopping by and making my day! 

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                                                           "Apple Pancake"

2 small Granny Smith apples, or 1 big apple
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, (not margarine)
1 tsp. of ground cinnamon 
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
4 eggs, separate
1/3 cup sugar (for the egg whites)

Peal, core and slice apples and cut in thin wedges and sprinkle some lemon juice so they don't tarnish til you use them. In a heavy skillet place the butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon. (don't use margarine because it makes the apples separate from the batter).  Now, arrange apple wedges, or slices, all around the skillet on top of the butter mixture. Make two circles, one big and one smaller, until the bottom of the skillet is completely covered with apples, (like the pic) and cook for 3-4 minutes and turn off flame. 
With an electric mixer, beat flour, milk, the 2 egg yokes, b.p. and salt. In another bowl beat the egg whites til stiff peaks form and add while beating, 1/3 cup sugar. Fold them into the batter. Pour this mixture evenly on top of the apple wedges and bake it in a preheated oven at 350F- for 15 minutes, or so..check it inserting a toothpick in the middle of cake.
When it's ready remove sides of the pancake with a metal spatula and immediately turn it into a cake plate. You can serve it warm or cold and with vanilla ice cream on the side...if you want, otherwise, alone is perfect too.

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NanaDiana said...

Your apple pancake sounds delicious, Fabby, and your table looks fantastic. I love that tablecloth you embroidered-it is the perfect background for those beautiful dishes. xo Diana

Barbara F. said...

What a lovely table, and the apple pancake, wish I had a slice right now. Have to try that recipe. I love the embroidered cloth, Fabby. xo

The French Hutch said...

Your Apple Pancake looks beautiful and I’m sure it is delicious Fabby! The bread looks so good, now I’m so hungry! Love your beautiful table setting. Gorgeous color tablecloth and embroidery. You always have the most stunning dish set! I’m sure your mother enjoyed her time with you and your husband at this lovely table.

The French Hutch

Susan said...

Hello Fabby....Everything looks yummy and beautiful! Great job! That pancake? Mmmm mmmm mmmm Love that china pattern. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Pamela Gordon said...

Hello Fabby. Your table looks so bright and colourful. The table cloth is very pretty with the dishes. You are a great cook and I think your hubby is too if he makes bread! :) Hugs, Pamela

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
You keep surprising us, time after time!
This upside down apple pancake is fabulous and I will have to try that out myself one day.
Your tablecloth is so gorgeous and you are as clever with the needle and thread as with the china design!
Thanks for sharing your always great posts; magazine worthy!

Cindy said...

Your beautiful table set out for tea is making me hungry! The cake sounds delicious, I will pin it so I have it when I need it.
Your settings are lovely and I love the blue and orange dishes and the tablecloth is the perfect finish!
Love and hugs, Cindy

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

You are right! This looks delicious! I love your dishes too!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I am a new follower too!

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore your tablescape, dear friend! Of all the dishes you've made and shown, I do believe these are my favorites! I love the handles and the vibrant colors!!! Your table cloth is gorgeous! One photo you can see the leaf designs through the amber hued stemware...exquisite!!!
The menu for your tea/ coffee looks delicious!!! Amazing to have a husband who bakes bread...you two compliment each other in such a precious way!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore your tablescape, dear friend! Of all the dishes you've made and shown, I do believe these are my favorites! I love the handles and the vibrant colors!!! Your table cloth is gorgeous! One photo you can see the leaf designs through the amber hued stemware...exquisite!!!
The menu for your tea/ coffee looks delicious!!! Amazing to have a husband who bakes bread...you two compliment each other in such a precious way!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!

Sarah said...

Fabby, that apple pancake looks delicious. I'd love to join you for tea in this lovely nook. Everything looks perfect!

martinealison said...

De la douceur +++ dans cette dernière publication. Ton service est très jolie...
J'aime particulièrement ce moment de la journée où je partage une tasse de thé... et une part de gâteau ou de pain n'est pas de refus !...
Je te fais de gros bisous ma chère Fabby...
Merci pour ces très belles photos et le partage de la recette.

Micupoftea~ said...

Love the folk art style of your dishes...so cheery! The cake looks amazing. Thx for the recipe, Fabby.

Kathy Moreland said...

Beautiful table setting, and the food looks divine! Thanks so much for your visit and comment! It's always good to hear from you!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The tablecloth is so delicate and goes so well with the china. I'm impressed that you did the embroidery by yourself!

Teresa said...

I changed my mind!
I could never have breakfast in that lovely place of yours...
I really need to get to work (on weekdays) and have things to do (on weekends) adn I'd get lost in daydreaming and wonderment there ahahah
Thank you for the recipe. I found out some nice apples in the market - from Poland they keep hold when cooked - so I might try this this weekend. If I do can I link back to this post of yours?

You know it's no season for apples here - we should be in Spring - but weather thinks we're Autumn so after your suggestion I'm really craving something Applish ;)

Thank you fro sharing and inspiring post after post, Sweet Fabiola!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, Fabby...this upside down pancake recipe has made me happy! I've already bookmarked this page, and I'll bake one this weekend! :D

Your tablecloth is so pretty...you are one talented lady! I love it, and it looks so pretty with the dishes. I had no idea you enjoyed needlework!

Thanks so much for linking-up to My Happy List!

Ricki Jill

Rita said...

Your apple pancake looks as beautiful as your table! Thanks for sharing.

xinex said...

Thanks for the recipe, Fabby. That looks wonderful. And of course, I love your tea set, so beautiful. I love the blue and orange combo. That will go well with my family room here in FL, lol. And you embroider too? That's awesome!....Christine

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey there, Miss Fabby!!! I LOVE the dishes. Dishes with this much color and great design are always a favorite in my book! The teacups are particularly precious. I love how it all works so nicely with the tablecloth. That tablecloth is a real knockout!!!

You made the Apple Pancake look so pretty! Mine would probably turn out looking like a disaster struck!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabby, you always do the most wonderful tablescapes. I love that table by your window and the beautiful view and the Apple Pancake looks amazing. I would love some. Hugs, Marty

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Yummy. The table is so welcoming and lovely. My little girl is sitting with me and she is saying, "we should do that." Maybe we will. Smiles. Thanks for sharing.

Babs said...

Fabby, you kitchen table is so pretty and what a view! Awesome! I can't wait to try your apple pancake. It looks delicious, and I like that it's easy to make..my kind of recipe.
Thanks for sharing. :)

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Fabby!
You did such a nice job on the apple pancake! I will have to try it! Your hand embroidered tablecloth is lovely and looks perfect with your dishes. How ice that your hubby makes the delicious looking artisan bread. What a treat!

Entertaining Women said...

I adore the blue embroidered tablecloth. It's the perfect accompaniment with your Italian dishes. Thanks for the recipe. I'll give it a try. Cherry Kay

Ivy and Elephants said...

Yum, that apple pancake as a dessert sounds just right! Your table looks amazing with your gorgeous dishes.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

The Tablescaper said...

This is so bright and beautiful. Such a great pattern. I always admire it in your header.

By the way, I think you're smart NOT to learn the recipe.

- The Tablescaper

kitty said...

Hi dear Fabby, your embroidered tablecloth is such a treasure!!! It just enhances your gorgeous dishes, which are just so pretty and colorful. The bread and upside down apple pancake look like such a treat... Mm-mm!!

Dolly Sarrio said...

Fabby I am so glad you shared with us. I love the embroidery you did on your beautiful tablecloth. The dishes are gorgeous, I didn't know you have a ceramic company. That is great. I like everything you did in the table setting. I have to say though if I could reach into the computer that apple pancake and Hubby's bread would be cut and pulled apart...Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Marlis said...

You know I love that tablecloth.. Oh the embroidery on it is wonderful, exquisite. The dishes are gorgeous. I love them. The cake and bread look absolutely good enough to eat, great pictures.. blessings, xo marlis

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Oh, I've never heard of an apple pancake but it's gorgeous and I'll bet it tastes glorious too! Your table is so pretty. Love love love your dishes and the piece with the little Rooster on top is my favorite. I thank you so much for your kind words for my mother. You're the sweetest one,
Shelia ;)

Jacqueline said...

Fabby, everything is just wonderful. What a delicious looking dish and you made the apples look so gorgeous. Your dishes are wonderful too. I am hungry and wishing I had something warm from the oven like this. Hope all is well. I have been mostly gone for two months and hopefully things will be a little quieter for a while.

debra @ homespun said...

I always love to see your various china displays and now that tablecloth is just lovely! And the food .....yum; it makes me quite hungry ! :)

SarahGeorge said...

Dear Fabby, It's always a joy visiting this lovely place of yours! I love the way you've written the post.. I could see how you enjoy every little thing you do:)

Ann Krucek said...

I am jealous,of both the beautiful dishes and the husband that bakes bread!!! Your hand embroidered tablecloth is wonderful, with the bright colorful dishes -it all looks fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fabby,
that looks so very delicious and the ceramic and the tablecloth are so gorgeous !!!
Have a fantastic day.

LV said...

Beautiful table. However, I love pineapple upside down cake and would take it on a paper plate if I could get it.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Fabby, Your apple pancakes sound delicious, but if I am honest, it was the beautiful china which caught my eye. It is so unusual here in England to see such designs....it took my breath away.
I too have embroidered tablecloths and yours is so pretty.
I have really enjoyed my visit and have become a new follower. I look forward to reading many more of your posts.
With warmest wishes,

Marigene said...

Fabby, that looks quite yummy, I take a cup of coffee, please...and your dishes are so cheery with so many happy colors. I love all the animal knobs, so cute.
I am going to make your apple pancake this weekend.
Have a great week...

racheld said...

How charming and welcoming, with all those bright colors and patterns to choose from!! What a treasure to have at hand.

I've wondered why more people don't have cheese on the tea-table. We started years ago, with little just-cut sticks of Cheddar for the smallest Grands' snacks, and we liked it so well, we've branched into other kinds with tea-cakes and fruit and hearty bread.

Your own bread is a work of art. What a talent!


racheld said...

Not for publishing, please:

I have a new keyboard---one of those neon yellow things with bigger keys, and I seem to have "sent" two posts. I thought I'd LOST one, for it disappeared.

I tried to re-say what a charming table that is, and must have sent both. Choose one and forgive the fumbly fingers.

I love all your beautifuls.


SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely and rustic, Fabby! The cake looks yummy - thanks for the recipe! Hugs Pernilla

LV said...

A lovely, lovely table setting with your pretty dishes. Mighty good looking eats as well.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Fabby what an exquisite table you have created once again. That embroidered tablecloth looks gorgeous. I also love the Spanish plates and that Apple pancake looks super delish. I have to give this recipe a try...

Anonymous said...

Yummy looking Apple Pancake, I will have to try it! Love the big windows in your kichen and the view. Patty/BC

Jann Olson said...

Oh Fabby, how I wish I had Alejandro to make this wonderful artisan bread for me! I have a weakness for delicious bread like that. Your apple pancake looks so yummy. I think I have everything to make it. Need to give it a try! Beautiful table too. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

SavannahGranny said...

Fabby, your tablecloth is so beautiful. What lovely work you did with it and it does match the beautiful dinner ware by your company.
The Apple Pancake and Artisan bread looks yummy. I think I will try the Apple Pancake. It looks similar to the Pineapple upside down cake made here. I just finished a Key Lime pie. It is in the fridge and is made with no eggs and low fat ingredients.
We love our sweets.
Love to all, Ginger

Pamela said...

I was delighted to enjoy your china and the beautiful tablecloth. Your husband's bread does look delicious. Thank you for sharing the apple recipe. It sounds delicious and makes such a pretty presentation.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Fabby, just looking at this china pattern makes me happy. The colors and the pattern are joyful, and that tablecloth is gorgeous-you are so talented. I'll be trying that apple upside down pancake. Thank you for sharing the recipe. laurie

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

The apple pancake looks so delicious! I love your whole set up too!

Maria C said...

You cook, you embroider, you design . . . What can't you do? Fabby, the tablecloth is fantastic. You did a great job picking out the blue to anchor those fabulous dishes. That nook is such a pretty spot. It's so cheerful with all the natural light flooding that room, and the gorgeous view. Nice job, Fabby!

Kathleen said...

What a lovely table, and the apple pancake, wish I had a slice right now. I love the embroidered cloth, too!

Tuesday, 09 April, 2013

Poppy said...

Hi Fabby,

So nice to meet you!

Have been taking a little tour of your lovely blog and am having a great time with all your pretty tablescapes and delicious desserts! The view from your kitchen is gorgeous!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Have a great weekend,

Poppy :)

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