Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Morning…..

Woke up to a crisp cool morning….and when I say cool…let's just say I could see my dog's breath in the house…I guess we have welcomed Fall!

It is 9 a.m. on a Fall Saturday Morning. I have realized we are almost to the end of September. I love this month and am so depressed it is going by so fast! There have been so many festivals, weekend trips, and great moments with friends.  However, I am so excited for October. Next month starts with a job promotion and is then so packed between work trips and life I am actually a little scared for it to arrive but excited at the same time. Looking forward to opening the next chapter in life…..

Let's just say I  will always stick with baking over cooking…so venturing into the world of stocking away veggies for winter let's just say I am new. Within the last two hours I have blanched, peeled and seeded an amazing amount of tomatoes thankfully given to me from a coworker. I choose to stick to the freezer method since I have no ideas about canning nor the space. Give me a couple of months and we will see how this venture works out.

So after that experiment this morning, I thought I deserved a reward. Since it still is Apple Season what better to start a Saturday Morning than with Oat Pancakes with Apple Compote.

Oat Pancake with Apple Compote

Oat Pancakes
1 C Oatmeal
1 C Buttermilk (or any milk)
1/2 C Unbleached Flour
1 Tsp Sugar
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
1 Egg

Apple Compote
4 Apples, peeled and chopped
4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/4 C Water
Note: Compote should be made and allowed to simmer while pancakes are being cooked.

Combine Oatmeal and Buttermilk in bowl and place in fridge for 1 hr (or overnight).

To make compote, combine all ingredients in saucepan. Allow to come to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until thickened.

When ready to make pancakes, remove oatmeal mixture from fridge. Add remaining ingredients and combine well.

Preheat griddle over medium-low heat. Grease griddle and ladle 1/4 cup of batter. Once bubbles form turn over pancake. Cook about 5 minutes each side. Serve hot with apple compote.

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