Fruit Pancakes

For 4 people you need

For the pancake batter

4 oz. plain flour pinch salt
1 egg
1/2 pint milk or milk and water
oil or fat for frying

For the filling

4 apples – type that keep firm when cooked,
such as Granny Smith, or a dessert
apple that also cooks, like a Golden Delicious
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 pint water
2 oz. sugar
few glace cherries.

  1. Sieve flour and salt into basin, add the egg, and gradually beat in the milk or milk and water until a smooth thin batter.
  2. Stand on one side while preparing filling.
  3. Peel and slice apples.
  4. Make a syrup with the lemon juice, water and sugar, poach apples until just tender but unbroken.
  5. Heat enough oil or fat to give a very thin layer at the bottom of the pan.
  6. Transfer batter to jug or pour from a spoon so that only a very little is put into the pan at one time.
  7. Fry quickly until golden brown on the bottom, toss or turn, brown second side.
  8. Cook all pancakes.

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