And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden: and there he put the man whom he had formed. . . And the Lord God commanded the man, saying Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall eat of every tree of the garden? (and she told him about The Tree.) The Lord had said Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. (I didn't know about touching it.)
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that the it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Genesis 2: 16-18; 3: 1-6
It did not say it was an apple. I would choose a mango--so desirable. Perhaps she didn't tell him of the fruit (I know better) and baked him a German Apple Pancake.
We love to make a special breakfast on Sunday: German Apple Pancakes. It is a special breakfast. I got this recipe from a magazine ad for Parkay Margarine and Kraft Strawberry Preserves. I would like to share that recipe with you. (Substitute Butter for margarine.)
High Rise Apple Pancake
1/4 C butter or margarine
6 C peeled apple slices (I do not peel)
or use 2 C dried apple slices softened in boiling water to cover for 30 minutes. Squeeze out any extra water before use.
1/4 C sugar (use less if apples are sweet)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 C flour (whole wheat doesn't work)
1/2 C milk (real milk not soy, etc.)
1/4 tsp salt
1 T butter or margarine
Strawberry preserves, syrup or honey
Melt butter in large skillet over low heat.
Add combined apples, sugar and cinnamon, cook until apples are tender.
Combine eggs, flour, milk and salt; beat until smooth. (I like to use a hand mixer to incorporate air into the batter.) Heat oven-proof 8-inch skillet in 450 degree oven until very hot. (I use my 9-in cast iron skillet.) Coat skillet with butter, immediately pour in batter. Bake on lowest rack in oven at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350, continue baking 10 minutes or until golden brown and puffed up on the edges. Fill with apple mixture; top with preserves, maple syrup or drizzle on some Kempe honey. Serve immediately. 4-6 servings.
For the two of us I double the recipe and heat two cast iron skillets dividing the batter between the two. I spray the pan with pan spray and use half the butter in the pan. I also divide the apples between the pans and cut each in four. We eat two pieces each and save one pan for tomorrow for a special treat another day. (Half of a pan is only one egg, 2 T. flour and less than 1 apple; and it is too good!)
|Such a treat: German Apple Pancake|