“Cinnamon Mornings and Chocolate Dreams” by Pamela Lanier (2003)

On New Year’s morning I wanted to make something different for breakfast.  I chose a recipe  from this book compiled by Pamela Lanier, who has a wonderful website that lists bed and breakfast inns around the world.  I love bed and breakfasts, so that’s why I bought this cookbook several years ago, especially since it was on sale. 

Not having preplanned what to cook, I had to find a recipe using ingredients I had on hand.   “Iron Skillet Baked Apple Pancake” (from Inn at the Crossroads in Charlottesville, Virginia) it was.  I don’t own a large cast iron skillet (or any large 450-degree ovenproof  skillet as the recipe calls for), so after I sauteed the apples in a skillet, I assembled everything in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish and it turned out fine.  Too bad, because I was looking for an excuse to purchase a large cast iron skillet.   The cinnamon permeated throughout the house as the pancake baked in the oven; it truly was a “cinnamon morning”.  This dish was perfect for a leisurely New Year’s morning at home.

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