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Baked Apple Puff and The Whole Family Cookbook Giveaway

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To me, one of the best things about being a food blogger has been meeting and connecting with others…and today, I want to share with you a brand new cookbook by my food blogging friend Michelle of What’s Cooking with Kids: The Whole Family Cookbook.

Though I only know Michelle online and have yet to meet her in person, her passion for clean eating has already rubbed off on me in more ways than one. From checking ingredient labels twice to see what’s REALLY in my food to sharing that information with others so that we can all make more informed decisions about what we eat, she has inspired me that it is possible to feed my family delicious and wholesome food, even on a budget. And, the recipes are fun to make! When my sister visited us during her winter break, we made the baked apple puff together for breakfast one day – and it was like having apple soufflé only without having to whip a single egg white. I can hardly wait to try more recipes from the book. I already have my eye on the apple crisp with vanilla sauce!

Now, for the best part – I also get to give away a copy of Michelle’s book to a lucky reader!  Here’s how to win:

Giveaway ends Thursday, April 14th at midnight. One winner will be randomly selected using and announced Friday, April 15th (Tax Day!). Good luck!

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a small sauce pan or microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 Tbsp of the butter. In a medium-size mixing bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Add in the melted butter, stirring constantly. And try not to have your laptop right next to the food like we did, haha.

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Measure out the milk, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon of the ground cinnamon, salt, and flour. Add them to the egg mixture. Whisk together all of the ingredients until the batter is well-combined.

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Peel and slice the apples thinly. In a 10″ ovenproof skillet, heat the remaining 3 Tbsp butter. Add the apple slices and cook until golden brown, 5-10 minutes (I don’t have an ovenproof skillet, so I cooked mine in a regular skillet).

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If you are using an ovenproof skillet, simply pour the batter over the apples. Since I don’t, I poured the apples on to a greased baking sheet first, and then poured the batter over the top. Measure 2 Tbsp granulated sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon, and whisk them together in a small bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar over the batter (and, it’s okay if it looks like a mess like ours did in the picture below. It still turns out wonderfully!).

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Bake 15-25 minutes or until browned and puffed. Try not to open the oven during the last 15 minutes of baking, or the puff may deflate. Cut the puff into wedges and serve warm.

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Full Disclosure: I received a copy of The Whole Family Cookbook from the publisher at no cost for the purpose of reviewing the book. The giveaway book will be provided by the publisher. I was not compensated with additional products, gifts, gift cards, or money, and the opinions expressed here are all my own.

Posted by on April 8, 2011.

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Categories: breakfast & brunch

15 Responses

  1. Oh that looks nummy! Spring cooking for me includes a lot of citrus flavors, if I can stop playing with chocolate for five minutes 🙂

    by Tickled Red on Apr 12, 2011 at 12:40 am

  2. For Spring…love anything lemon. Even more then the flavor, the color reminds me of springtime!!!

    by Katie W on Apr 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

  3. The turned out fabulous! I can’t wait to get Michelle’s book!

    by naomi on Apr 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm

  4. One of my favorite things to cook in the spring is asparagus

    by Joan on Apr 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm

  5. I like Sugarcrafter on Facebook

    by Joan on Apr 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm

  6. I like What’s Cooking on Facebook

    by Joan on Apr 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm

  7. What a gorgeous dish. This sounds like a great cookbook.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Apr 12, 2011 at 11:12 pm

  8. fresh spring salads!

    by Jessica Mumford on Apr 13, 2011 at 10:01 am

  9. For spring, I love to make pesto!! With arugula or basil. . . yum!

    by ErinW on Apr 13, 2011 at 10:42 am

  10. I love to make rhubarb crisp pie in the spring, yummy:)

    by Becca on Apr 14, 2011 at 7:34 am

  11. Dirt cake!!!

    by Stephanie A. on Apr 14, 2011 at 9:59 am

  12. hmmm, Cream puffs are pretty fun! 😀

    by Abbie on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm

  13. Wow, Tracy! Just checking out blogs after our convo on the way to the market – your’s is really the pick of the crop! I’ve always been impressed by your food-photos, too!
    By the way, the Cad-berry Egg Chocolate Chip cookies look amazing, great thought with the extra thought.

    My favorite thing to make last spring was Pasta Salads; I loved exploring all the various flavors, pastas, veggies, fruits, and meats to add to them. However, this spring, I’m really craving Egg salad; and will all the tomatoes from the CSA I’m looking forward to Tomato Tarts!!

    by Lauren on Apr 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm

  14. extra *salt*

    I liked Whats Cooking on FB, and your FB SugerCrafter blog. I got so distracted by all your yummy pics!! I’m going to have to try the Chocolate Jam Bars as soon as I have an oven!

    Now I’m all computered out for the day 😉 Think I’ll get out in the sun!

    by Lauren on Apr 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

  15. My favorite thing to make in spring is asparagus soup with aspargus from our garden for the sole reason that my four-year-old loves it and asks for it all year long.

    by Nichole on Apr 14, 2011 at 8:30 pm

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