Sunday, April 29, 2007

Pacific Rose Apple Crepes

My last fortnight in New Zealand was among the best of the whole three months! I stayed with Pam and Gary of Pukekohe. We used these Pacific Rose Apples (Pam's tree at their bach--holiday home--in the Coramandel was a grafted gift from a botanist friend) to make simple crepes. The secret to their fluff? Adding beer to the batter instead of baking powder, and letting it sit to rise for a 1/2 hour. To keep the apples from turning brown while you prepare the batter, put the diced bits into a bowl of water.