Introduction: Apple Cakes With Welsh Rabbit
This is a recipe that I just thought up today, about 2 hours ago, and this is the first time I have made it. This is also the first time I have ever tried to cook and take pictures at the same time. So I apologize for the lack of quality photographs.
To make this, you will need:
For the Cakes:
3 medium apples (I used Granny Smith, any good cooking apple will do.)
1/2 of a medium onion (Any kind, I used a yellow onion.)
1/4 cup flour
Salt, pepper and nutmeg, to taste
For the Welsh Rabbit:
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
3 Tbs unsalted butter
2 Tbs flour
1/2 cup of beer (or milk)
Worcestershire and nutmeg, to taste
2-3 Tbs of cream
Step 1: Prepare Onion
With a mandolin or sharp knife, slice onion very thinly. Sauté in a little butter over medium heat until softened. Set aside.
Step 2: Prepare Apples
1) Wash and peel
2) Grate first two apples into a bowl
3) Quarter the third apple and remove the core. With a mandolin or sharp knife, slice very thinly. Add to grated apples.
Step 3: Add Flour and Egg
Add 1/4 cup flour and one egg to apples and mix well. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg, if desired.
Step 4: Cook the Cakes
Over medium heat, melt a little butter in a non-stick frying pan. Drop spoonfuls of Apple mixture into pan and flatten slightly. Cook on one side until lightly browned, flip and brown other side. Continue cooking until they are done to your liking. Remove from pan and keep warm.
Step 5: Welsh Rabbit
1) In a small sauce pan, melt butter and add flour.
2) Add cheese and beer and stir until cheese is melted. ( What you do with the rest of the beer is up to you. ) If you prefer, you can substitute milk for the beer. Or maybe some apple juice, though I have never tried that so I can't say if it would work.
3) Season to taste with pepper, nutmeg and Worcestershire sauce, if desired. Cook, whisking constantly, until thick and bubbly.
4) Stir in a little cream, 2 or 3 Tbs.
Step 6: Serve Warm
To serve, spoon sauce over cakes and garnish with Apple slices and a sprinkle of nutmeg and some toasted bread.
Welsh Rabbit is traditionally served on toast and broiled in the oven until the top is nice and brown. I didn't have time to broil my Apple cakes, but I think they would be nice done that way. The consensus of my taste testers (myself and my mother) is that these cakes are good, but perhaps a little too bland. Next time, I'll need to add a bit more spice. If you have any suggestions, let me know. :0)
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