Oma'a Apple Pancakes.
My go to breakfast for years now. Always a favorite during the elementary school sleepover days, the large gathering beach trip days, and the Hi mom...I bringing home 15 buddies from college for some home cooking days.
So it is no surprise how excited I am that we bought this...
(and the acreage, outbuildings and home around it)
...To watch it grow
and then send a very willing niece and nephew up the tree
to pick a basket of these
to slice up
and add to a milk, egg and flour batter
to have this to enjoy!
Food traditions passed on through generations are key to family lore and connect us in a very profound and satisfying way. I am honored that they are called Marme's pancakes, or Aunt Joan's pancakes or Mrs. K's, or the very special Mama K's pancakes. But I, and my children, know that they are really Oma's pancakes. Many thanks to my mother-in-law Anna for teaching me this special treat at a time when I barely knew how to whisk an egg.
Now if I only knew how to make my grandmother's baked beans...