My mom didn’t really enjoy cooking so she kept things as simple as possible. But she made great meatballs and a perfect Sunday roast and she made excellent pancakes and Apfelküchle – which are slices of apples dipped in pancake-like batter, then fried and served with vanilla sauce. Absolutely delicious! And a sweet treat that was often served for lunch, which most often is the main meal in Germany. Well, I like sweets and I cannot stop feeling fortunate to have grown up eating dessert for lunch and dinner. I remember visiting friends after school and because their families wanted to serve something extra delicious to us kids, lunch was always waffles or pancakes or some other sweet dish. I honestly don’t recall a single savory lunch at a friend’s house. I make sweet lunch for my family occasionally, but these Apfelküchle are usually served as dessert.