Meet crêpe Normande, the little brother of crêpe suzette
After a long walk on the beach, wander along the picturesque streets in an authentic village. Take a little break in a beautiful tearoom to enjoy a cup of tea with a delicious crêpe. Are you craving this snack, too?
Out your pancake pan and let’s disappear to ‘la Douce France’.
- 500g flour
- 25g butter
- 5 eggs
- 1L milk
- 2 vanilla pods
- 80g sugar
- 6 apples
- 100g butter
- 2 glasses of calvados
- 1tl cinnamon
- The batter:
Start by melting the butter in a saucepan, and in the meantime scrape the vanilla from the sticks.
Pour the milk into a mixing bowl and stir in the vanilla.
Mix the butter, eggs, salt and sugar with the milk.
Tip: let the batter rest in the fridge for half an hour.
- Meanwhile, cut the apples into thin slices
- Melt a lump of butter in your pancake pan, add some sugar and allow to caramelize.
- Fry 3 apple slices on each side and pour the batter over them with the ladle.
- Flip the pancake when it is dry on top.
- Pour a dash of calvados over the pancake and flambé.
- Top the pancake with powdered sugar and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Ready to serve your delicious French pancake with a cup of tea!
Crêpe Normande is a caramelized apple pancake that must be finished with a splash of Calvados, a brandy from Normandy that’s traditionally made of apples. Enjoy!