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Puffed oven pancake dessert

June 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Chef and author Tori Ritchie shares a delicious summer time recipe your whole family will love!

Puffed Oven Pancake with Summer Fruit
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow or white peach pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup pitted, halved California Bing Cherries
  • Confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 425?F. Mix milk, flour, eggs, sugar and extract in a blender or in a large bowl with a whisk until well mixed. Place butter in a 9 or 10-inch frying pan (or ovenproof saut? pan). Place pan in hot oven to melt butter. When melted, remove pan with an oven mitt and tilt to coat bottom and sides with butter. Spread fruit in pan and pour egg mixture over fruit. Immediately return to oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Using mitt, remove from oven and sift confectioners' sugar over pancake. Cut into wedges and serve.

Wine Pairings: Sparkling Wine or Mimosas (Sparking Wine mixed with orange juice)

For another great recipe, try Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Ginger

For more information on California Bing cherries, visit: www.calcherry.com

About Tori Ritchie
A fifth-generation Californian and native San Franciscan, Tori Ritchie has appeared regularly on the CBS Early Show and on the Food Network in her long-running series Ultimate Kitchens. In addition to writing for Bon Appetit and other magazines, she also creates recipes for her website Tuesday Recipe that reaches thousands of fellow cooks with a new recipe every week. Her latest cookbooks are Braises & Stews: Everyday Slow-Cooked Recipes and Party Appetizers: Small Bites, Big Flavors.

About California Grown
California Grown is a joint effort of agricultural industry groups representing the products of California's farms, ranches, forests and fisheries. The goal of this non-profit organization is to increase the awareness, consumption and value of California agricultural products, helping the state's consumers enjoy the best of the California lifestyle.

For more information, visit www.CaliforniaGrown.org


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