As professional crepe chefs, we are interested in most things catering-related, although we have to confess that “Apple Day 2016” went by without us noticing. Apple Day is something we have heard of in the past, but clearly it’s not yet a big enough deal in the UK to be headline news. We first heard of Apple Day via an apple farmer we once met from Cheshire who told us that apple cider vinegar was a virtual cure-all. He was very keen to sell us some but he came across as a rather greedy old goat so we decided to pass. But his apples worked very nicely as crêpe fillings.
There are various ways to incorporate apples into crepes. Our favourite is to puree the apple and add raisins and cinnamon to create a strudel style crepe. We tend not to offer this as a wedding crepe as we already have the most popular fruit options already covered on our wedding menu – namely banana with nutella and various fresh strawberry and chocolate varieties. But if someone really wanted European-themed street food wedding catering, they could request a hybrid German/French/English studel crepe.
We occasionally attend weddings at venues which incorporate apple trees or orchards. These most often occur in Southern England, with weddings held in Kent – “The Garden of England” – being the most likely county to have an apple element.
But at one wedding in Surrey a guest was quite insistent that we added an apple to his crepe. Although we pointed out that an uncooked apple would not work very well on a crepe and that we would not be able to wash it adequately, he was quite insistent. Thankfully a fellow wedding guests managed to convince him that it was in fact a crab apple and it would make him ill, at which point he gave up and ordered a rum and chocolate one instead.
As such a keen apple enthusiast, we’re sure he will have celebrated Apple Day 2016.