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Apple Pancakes, Steak Diane

August 13, 1992|ROSE DOSTI

DEAR SOS: The apple pancake at the Bistro Garden in Beverly Hills is out of this world. Please obtain this recipe for me.

--ANDY

DEAR ANDY: From the Bistro Garden to you. The recipe makes seven man-size pancakes, enough for a crowd. Enjoy.

BISTRO GARDEN GERMAN APPLE PANCAKE

3 whole eggs

3 eggs, separated

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 1/4 cups milk

4 cups flour

7 Granny Smith or Pippin apples, peeled and cored

7 tablespoons butter

Cinnamon Sugar

Sour cream, jam or marmalade, optional

Mix whole eggs, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and milk. Stir in flour and mix well. Let stand 15 minutes. Whip egg whites until stiff and fold into batter.

Cut 1 apple into 1/2-inch slices and saute in 1 tablespoon butter in 10-inch stainless-steel pan until both sides are lightly browned. Add 1 cup batter, cover and cook until golden brown underneath. Flip over and heat quickly until set. Sprinkle top with Cinnamon Sugar. Place under broiler to brown.

Slide pancake onto serving plate. Sprinkle with additional Cinnamon Sugar, if desired. Repeat process with remaining apples, butter and batter, cooking each pancake separately. Serve with sour cream and/or jam or marmalade. Makes 7 pancakes.

Each serving contains about:

702 calories; 415 mg sodium; 32 mg cholesterol; 12 grams fat; 122 grams carbohydrates; 31 grams protein; 0.79 gram fiber

Cinnamon Sugar

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Mix sugar with cinnamon.

DEAR SOS: I missed a cooking program that showed how to make Steak Diane, a dish I have enjoyed in England many times. Can you help?

--JIM

DEAR JIM: Glad to help with an easy steak classic that is perfect for quick summer cooking and entertaining.

STEAK DIANE

6 tenderloin steaks

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup brandy

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Cook steaks quickly in butter in skillet. Pour brandy over steaks. Carefully, with long wooden match, ignite brandy and let flame until it burns out. Add salt, pepper, garlic and parsley. Heat through. Serve steaks with pan liquid spooned over. Makes 6 servings.

Each serving contains about:

639 calories; 631 mg sodium; 162 mg cholesterol; 54 grams fat; 0 carbohydrates; 30 grams protein; 0.02 grams fiber.

DEAR SOS: I'm looking for a recipe for Orange Julius or something close.

--JANET

DEAR JANET: A reader shared her version with us some time ago. Hope it satisfies.

NOT UNLIKE ORANGE JULIUS

1/2 (6-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

5 or 6 ice cubes

Combine orange juice concentrate, milk, water, sugar, vanilla and ice cubes in blender container. Cover and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately. Makes about 3 cups.

Each serving contains about:

141 calories; 22 mg sodium; 3 mg cholesterol; 1 gram fat; 32 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 0.06 gram fiber.

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