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Oma's Apfel Pfannkuchen
(German Apple Pancakes)

This recipes was shared by a German WWOOFer couple as a part of Kelsey's fieldwork in Central Otago. The recipe was selected because the WWOOFers were travelling over fall and winter in New Zealand and apples were in season. The recipe was also significant because it came from the wife's Oma (grandmother), who had taught it to her as a child.


2 eggs (separated)
1 pinch salt
1 pinch sugar
125g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
125mL milk
125mL soda water
1 apple
2 tsp cinnamon sugar
Oil for frying


  1. Peel and core the apple. Cut in half and slice thinly.

  2. Mix egg yolk with salt, sugar, flour, milk and soda water.

  3. Beat egg white until stiff and fold in apple slices gently.

  4. Fold egg white and apples into egg yolk mix.

  5. Oil the pan, and warm to medium-high heat.

  6. Scoop batter into pan and fry on each side for 1 – 2 minutes, until golden brown.

  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and serve warm.

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