Crêpes are more delicate than American pancakes – you add water to the batter to thin it out and to give the finished crêpes a lacy effect. They can be filled with savoury ingredients or served with lemon and sugar.
Shortbread should be buttery and so ‘short’ that it almost makes your teeth chatter!
Makes enough to cover a 23cm cake. You can also serve this ganache over fried bananas which you have drizzled with warmed rum; drizzle it over ice cream or just dip a toasted croissant into it when you get a grá for something sweet. Add a spoon or two of Baileys, rum, Cointreau, Grand Marnier or any favourite liqueur instead of vanilla extract.