Monday, February 4, 2013


Back from the Alps. There has been one week of skiing, eating and having good time with my family. It was nice to see everybody. Now I am home alone again with my little Bundle of Joy and baked this yummy Apple Pancake for the Shrove Tuesday in one week. I am living in a catholic part of Switzerland and here in our village there is always a big carnival during the Shrove Tuesday. Usually the village is pretty calm and on the evening you almost don't see anybody. Then suddenly something happens and the whole village turns into a carneval party zone. People are out all the night and celebrating in funny costumes. Music and dance is everywhere. I am usually not a big fan of the carnival but might go with my little man this year. It is a lot of fun for kids :). 

3 dl milk
2 eggs
2 dl plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 apple peeled and coarsely grated

1 dl whipped cream
1 pomegranate
50 g Daim (or other chocolate), coarsely grated

 Beat eggs with sugar. Add milk and salt. Add flour to milk mixture and apple. Whisk everything together and (if you can wait ;)) let the batter rest for 20 minutes.
Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add some oil or butter. Pour some mixture into the pan and swirl gently. Cook until golden from both sides. Set the pancakes aside.
 Whip the cream and add the chocolate pieces.
Roll the pancakes together and cut in small pieces. Put the small rolls beside each other on the plate. Add the whipped cream and pomegranate seeds on the top.


  1. what a great idea for a cake! i love the pomegranate on there too, very pretty. i have always wanted to live in a catholic area for the whole mardi gras thing. it sounds so fun! and then i'll skip lent :)

    1. Yes it is fun (when you don't mind them to go through the village 5 am in morning singing and playing music)

  2. Hi there...I see in your recipe in a few places you wrote 'dl' and I have absolutely no idea what that means!?

  3. Hi there Stargal. Dl is short for Deciliter. 1 dl is one tenth of a liter.
    1 cup = 8 fl oz = 2.4 dl = 24 cl = 240 ml

    Hope this helps :)