A culinary nod to the German part of my heritage... pronounced "fan-cook-en" - there are many versions. This one is a sweet carmelized apple cake. Tastes like apple pie, for breakfast! The yield is dependant on the size of the skillet used - mine is a 10" skillet and I cut it into wedges.
1Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a small dish, mix together the 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 Tbs sugar to sprinkle over the apples.
2In a skillet (mine is 10" cast iron), melt the butter. Core and slice the peeled apples into wedges. Saute them in the butter until softened, sprinkling with cinnamon and sugar. Reduce the heat so that the apples carmelize whilst you prepare the egg batter.
3Whisk the eggs and 1/2 cup sugar together. Add the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt until fully incorporated. Pour egg batter over the apples and cook over low heat until set up on the bottom. Move the skillet to the oven (I put the lower rack in the middle position) and cook until fully set - about 10 minutes.
4Remove from the oven, turn out onto a plate or serving dish. Let sit for a couple of minutes before serving. Garnish with confectioner's sugar if desired.