Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Still Un-app(le)ealing

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
-Carl Sagan

Lucky we were only trying to make German Apple Pancakes. I keep wanting to cook from our American History Cookbook, but Apple Snow is testing the limits of my open mind. Apple snow is applesauce mixed with sugar and egg whites, and beaten "to a stiff snow," then turned into "a dessert dish" and ornamented with myrtle.

Raw egg whites being not my favorite, we went for German Apple Pancakes today, recommended to us by several friends.

This amazes me. Clem was back to refusing to touch raw apples, but she has no such scruples about raw eggs.Apple matchsticks in the eggy batter.
Fry in skillet and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. The batter has only 2 teaspoons of sugar.
So good you need two hands and a fork to eat it.

I bet Clementine could eat Apple Snow. Maybe the lesson of this month will not be Clementine learning to eat raw apples. Maybe I'll learn that we all draw our lines at some foods, and that eating applesauce, apple pie, german apple pancakes, and apple dumplings is good enough.
Ok, but it would still make me really happy if she tried one. Not giving in yet! 10 days left to go.


gina said...

You guys sure are eating some yummy food in the process!

Christine said...

As i remember, your bday should be sometime around this week. I am not sure what the exact date is but just want to say Happy Bday and may all your wishes come true :)