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Calvados Banana Crępes   Veg   HT   DP   70mins

Serves 4       Hot   Fruit  Alcohol Vegetarian  Dessert  Pudding




For the Lemon butter

100g/4oz Butter

100g/4oz Granulated Sugar

The grated rind of half a lemon


Assembly ingredients

100g/4oz Flaked Almonds

4 tbsp Orange Juice

2 tbsp Lemon Juice

2 tbsp Cognac

4 Fresh Bananas

4 tbsp Calvados

For the Crępes

2 Large Eggs

300ml/10 fl.oz. Milk

100g/4oz Plain Flour

50g/2oz Caster Sugar

A pinch of Salt

1/2 teasp Vanilla essence

1 tbsp Calvados






Make the Crępes - This can be done in advance


1. Beat the eggs and milk together in a jug. Put the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl and gradually whisk in the egg and milk mixture. Add 1 tbsp of the calvados, salt and Vanilla essence. Leave to stand for 15 minutes.


2. Melt the butter in a small frying pan. Coat the bottom of the pan and pour off the excess into a small jug. Make 8 thin crępes cooking on each side for approximately 30 seconds until golden but not brown. Roll up each crępe. Coat the pan with a little of the melted butter before making each crępe.


To make the fruity butter - This can be done in advance.


3. Cream the butter, sugar and grated lemon rind in a bowl. Refrigerate until needed.


To assemble the dessert


4. Put the lemon butter into a large frying pan. Add the almonds and heat for 5 minutes without stirring until the sugar caramelises.


5. Carefully stir in the lemon juice, orange juice and cognac and cook for a few minutes more then add the sliced bananas and rolled crępes. Cook for about 4 minutes, continually spooning the syrup over.


6. To serve, warm the remaining calvados in a small pan or ladle. Carefully set alight and pour over the crępes.  Serve immediately.




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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat – To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.


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Mixing Bowl

Wooden or Plastic Spoon


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