Recipes: French Crepes with Pink Lady Apples
3:00am Tuesday 12th February 2013 in Freetime
Based on the classic Crepe Suzette from France, one of the European growing regions for Pink Lady apples, this apple version is refreshingly delicious. Great served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
For the pancakes:
125 g plain flour
1 vanilla pod, split in half
2 large eggs
200 ml whole milk
15g butter, melted plus extra for cooking
For the apple topping:
150 ml orange juice from 3-4 oranges
grated zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange
3 tbsp caster sugar
3 cardamom pods, crushed
30 g butter, melted
2 Pink Lady apples, cored, thickly sliced and then cut in half
What to do:
Put the flour and vanilla seeds into a bowl and add the eggs. Gradually whisk in the milk and butter until a smooth batter.
Heat a large frying pan and brush with the melted butter for cooking, pour in a ladleful of the mixture, swirl the pan to make a thin large pancake and cook for 1-2 minutes, turning halfway until golden and cooked. Fold into quarters, transfer to a warm plate and keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter to make 4 large or 8 small pancakes in total.
For the apple sauce put the orange juice, lemon and orange zest, sugar, cardamom pods into the frying pan and bring to the boil. Then gradually stir in the melted butter, stirring until combined. Add the apples and pancakes and gently warm through, tossing in the sauce. Serve immediately.
Submitted by www.pinkladyapples.co.uk