There is a store near me that bundles up the produce that’s about to be replaced by the next shipment and puts it on sale. I have to be careful, because those bags of apples, tomatoes, potatoes or bananas always convince me that it’s time for a kitchen project. When it’s a big bag of tomatoes or potatoes, it’s simple – they go into the oven with some seasoning and do their thing. The large quantity of apples and bananas I picked up last week are another matter altogether. I’ve been baking all week.
So far, my freezer is full of apple cake and I’m going to spend the next day or two dropping off Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins to friends.
The Apple Matafan I made tonight, though, isn’t going anywhere. It’s going to be breakfast for the next several days, accompanied by yogurt and maple syrup, or perhaps a bit of jam. It’s meant to be eaten within a day, but I enjoy using this kind of pancake as a sort of breakfast trifle. It’s stuffed with apples and flavoured with vanilla and brandy (or apple jack or brandy). It will fortify me as I continue to fill my freezer with apple and banana treats.
Which reminds me, it’s finally time to buy a really big bag of rhubarb. I need to buy a bigger freezer…
You can find the rest of the Tuesdays with Dorie crew’s entries on this month’s recipes from Baking Chez Moi here.
8 thoughts on “Baking Chez Moi – Apple Matafan”
breakfast trifle– brilliant idea! what other apple treats do you have planned for your stash?
The idea of a big bake with apple, banana or rhubarb is very appealing, and social. The color on the matafan gives off a nice warm vibe.
I wish I had one of those muffins. I also wish I had a bigger freezer especially when we have to chill things on baking sheets. I am glad you are inspired by your grocery isle sales.
Apple Matafan with maple syrup and yogurt. That’s treating it right. Your appley trays sound delicious.
Wasn’t the matafan good! I envy you the bag of rhubarb. It is always expensive here.
Yours looks great…you got some good height! Good job on all the baking.
The matafan is definitely a fabulous breakfast dish! Yours is so pretty (and tall!)
Oh, this just looks like one of my favorite things! Delicious.