Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dutch Apple Baby - The Bogwitz Way

Our New Amazing Breakfast Dish - Thanks to Jen for putting me onto this!

Today I made it like this:

3 Medium Royal Gala Apples, peeled and sliced to 5mm (Jen's recipe asked for Granny Smith's which I might use in the future, but Royal Gala's are what I had available today)
2tb Rapadura Sugar (use brown sugar if you don't have this - brown sugar is what Jen's recipe asked for)
1tsp Cinnamon OR Mixed Spice (I used Cinnamon today, will try the other next time)
4Tb Butter
4 Large Eggs
1/2c Plain Wholemeal Spelt Flour (Jen's recipe just asked for 'plain flour')
1 Heaped Tb sour cream (Jen's recipe asked for cream, not sour cream)
1/4c Milk

  1. Pre-heat oven to 210 degrees
  2. Melt butter in pan with an oven safe handle (I used a cast iron casserole dish)
  3. Add sugar, spice and apple slices
  4. Saute until the apple slices are nicely softened and the sugar mixture is bubbling
  5. While the apple is cooking, Mix in a bowl with a whisk: Eggs, Flour, Cream, Milk - until smooth
  6. While the mixture in the pan is still hot, pour the eggy mixture over the top.
  7. Place the pan in the oven with plenty of room to the rack above.
  8. It will be ready in 15-20minutes and is done when the top can be pressed lightly as you would for testing a cake, then springs back into place

Mine didn't puff up as much as Jen's does, only about 1cm here, but the edges did curl in nicely as it deflated. I imagine if I did my eggy mix in the blender, it would puff up more.

  • If you mill your own flour, add an extra Tb of flour as your flour is so much more aerated than packaged flour meaning there is less flour in your 1/2 cup than 1/2 cup packaged flour.
  • I imagine this would work great with coconut flour or almond flour, making it grain free as needed - I'll try it one day to find out for sure!  

Cooking  the Apples

Whisking up the egg mixture

Poured over and about to go in the oven

Straight out of the oven

A couple of minutes later, deflated with a slight curl at the edges



  1. Looks interesting! Were you happy with the flavors? xxx

  2. Great flavour - egg bit was very omelette tasting and the apples like apple pie filling. Works well together. I'm thinking of a savoury one for Sunday breakfast... caramelised mushrooms & capsicum instead of the apples, which I'm pretty sure would work great too!

  3. Wow, would love to hear how the savoury one went. I wonder if mine curls more because I do mine in a very shallow frying pan in the oven. I think you could be right about the egg being mixed with an electric mixer possibly causing more "puff" too.

    Best wishes
    Jen in NSW