50 Connect | Recipes: Jean-Christophe Novelli makes the perfect pancake
Recipes: Jean-Christophe Novelli makes the perfect pancakePosted on: 02 June 2010 by Mark O'haire
Learn how to make Apple and Cinnamon Crèpes with Jean-Christophe Novelli.
Crèpe mix for 6-8 (2 crepes each)
- 2 medium eggs
- 165g plain flour
- ½ teaspoon of sugar
- 350ml of semi-skimmed milk
- 1 dstspn of Flora Buttery spread - melted
- Mix the eggs with the flour and sugar to make a paste.
- Add the milk very slowly. Use just enough so that the mixture coats the back of a spoon.
- Stir in the melted Flora Buttery. Combine thoroughly.
- Heat a heavy based non-stick pan and add a small ladle of batter. Cook until golden on each side.
- Serve immediately or leave them to cool, keeping each one separated from the other by greaseproof paper.
- 1 tblspn Flora Buttery spread
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 70 g soft light brown sugar
- 350 gm baking apples—peeled and sliced
- 250 ml half fat crème fraiche
- Melt the Flora Buttery in a hot pan, add the cinnamon and sugar, and allow to infuse for about a minute before adding the apples.
- Cook for about 4-5 minutes just so they start to break down. Remove from the heat.
- Lay the crèpes out and divide the apple mixture evenly between them.
- Now divide the crème fraiche evenly on top of this.
- Fold the right and left hand sides of each crepe to square off the edges then roll up from the open end nearest to you to the top.
- Lay side by side in a dish, sprinkle with caster sugar and glaze under the grill.
- By melting the Flora Buttery and adding to the mixture, you save time as you don’t then need to add Flora Buttery to the pan every time you make a pancake.
- This works equally well with pears, banana, strawberries and raisins.
- The crème fraiche can be substituted with custard or thick yoghurt.
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