We are swimming in apple cider at my house. While almost everyone I know enjoys hot cider simmered with cinnamon, my children were rather unimpressed. I refuse to drink the entire gallon solo.
Rather than letting it go to waste I began experimenting. Monday morning we tried apple cinnamon oatmeal, substituting 1/2 of the water with cider. Tuesday we were pleased to try apple cider pancakes, replacing 2/3 of the milk. This morning French toast was on the menu and excellent results were obtained using a 3/4 cider and 1/4 milk ratio. If you use lowfat milk, I would use a 50/50 ratio, as a little fat is necessary to improve flavor. It has been quite an enjoyable experiment and one I plan on repeating next October.
So, Home Eccers, it’s your turn. Do you have any creative or unexpected uses for apple cider?