It’s Pancake Day! 🥞

written by Melina

Pancake day, Shrove Tuesday, Oh crepe I forgot and need to get ingredients day…

However you refer to this glorious start of Lent, we can all agree that how you serve your crepe is a very serious business.

After an extensive poll at HA HQ the results are in on how the team like to eat theirs…

  • Traditional Lemon and Sugar: 50%
  • Chocolate and berries: 20%
  • Maple syrup and bacon: 20%
  • Savoury topping: 10%

If you are looking for some inspiration for a crepe with a little something extra read on…

Here we take a look back at our time with the wonderful crepe creations from Legendary French chef Pierre Koffmann. Served up by our Hel’s Angels chefs, who received a master class by the man himself to perfectly combine his visionary flavours whilst served with a glass of Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne. Crepes and Champers, Oh go on then…

Here are our favorites from the menu:

A retro classic – La Suzette: Orange, lemon and sugar splashed with cognac and rum. Just be careful if you plan on flambéing!

Le Crabe: Delicate crab mixed with avocado and green apple. Pierre’s preparation makes it more than original, mixed with avocado it enhances the creaminess of Krug Grande Cuvée and the green apple reinforce at the same time its freshness.

Le Parmesan: Rich fruity flavoured 24-months aged Parmigiano Reggiano. A delicious savoury way to enjoy your crepe.

The perfect pairing with a glass of Krug Grande Cuvée. The pairing is just perfect as after tasting , the acidity and bubbles of the champagne clean the palate and prepare it for another mouthful.

For a gluten and dairy free alternative:

200gr gram flour
200ml water
1 tsp turmeric
Large pinch salt
Good grind black pepper
1/2 red chilli finely chopped
Sprinkle of chilli flakes
3 x spring onions finely chopped
Small handful coriander finely chopped

Whisk into a smooth batter
Heat up a non-slip pan with olive oil / dairy free spread melt/ heat up and then wipe out using kitchen roll
Ladle in batter and swirl round pan, cook for a couple of minutes oil one side flip over, cook for a another minute or so and serve

Nice with mango / coriander chutney or by themselves

If you want to keep it simple (or you’re short on ingredients) the flour and water with a little salt whisked together makes a lovely batter.

Happy Pancake Day everyone!

Melina X

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