Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jianne Carlo Checking In

Hey Everyone *waves*! Welcome to the party!

I hope no one was impacted by the horrible weather over the last few days. The images on the internet and television are horrifying. Hopefully, you’re all safe.

I’m Jianne Carlo, and I write a whole bunch of genres; Viking tales, Paranormal mysteries, SEAL suspense stories, Time Travel Witches, and Contemporary cross-genres – all erotic and fast paced. I live in South Florida where we’re all complaining about our unseasonably warm winter *cringes when everyone up north throws snowballs at me*.

So, where are y’all from? How’s the weather your way?

I'm going to be doing giveaways today - and anyone who answers any of the questions at the end of my posts will be entered into my KINDLE FIRE contest.

Anyone planning brunch? I am. Making Dutch apple pancakes for the dh and my three boys (the dh was born in Holland and this is his mom’s recipe). Thought I’d share it with everyone.

Holland Appel Pannekoeken

1 cup flour (I use whole wheat – his mom thinks it’s a sacrilege)

Dash salt

1/3 cup white sugar

1 cup beer, room temperature

3 egg yolks

4 egg whites at room temperature

3 apples

1 small lemon, juice and grated peel

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon

3 tbsp. Unsalted butter

Whipped cream sweetened with icing sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix the flour, 1 tbsp. of sugar and the salt. Add the beer and mix until very smooth. Beat in yolks one at a time.

Beat egg whites with 1tbsp of sugar until the peaks are soft and shiny. Fold into flour mixture.

Peel, core, and slice apples into 1/3” slices. Coat apples with lemon juice. Combine remaining white and brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon peel. Place 3 tbsp. of mixture and apples in a ziplock bag and shake well.

Melt butter and oil and coat a 9” pie plate and then pour 1/2 flour mixture and cover with apples. Top the apples with the rest of the mixture.

Bake until golden brown – approximately 1 hour. Loosen pancake from pan and slide onto a plate. Garnish with remaining cinnamon mixture and place a dollop of whipped cream on top.

It’s really delicious and a great way to start a Sunday!

Stay tuned for excerpts, news, and contest information!


Jianne Carlo

P.S. The recipe says this serves 4-6, but my boys are hungry Vikings and I make two batches.


Debby said...

Looks tasty. I hope it works with gluten free flour.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Jianne Carlo said...

Yes, it does. One of my sons needs to be on a gluten-free diet and it does work fine - personally, I think it's the beer *grins*

Catherine Lee said...

Recipes AND tasty book excerpts. YUMMY. What a great way to spend a Sunday.

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Shadow said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Jianne Carlo said...

Food's never far from my mind, Catherine - more's the pity!

Jianne Carlo said...

I'm not a pancake lover, Shadow, but I love this recipe. It's more work than regular pancakes, but there's a deep-dish-baked taste that's simply delicious.