Peel and core the apples.
Cut the apples horizontally into slices of around 2 cm thick.
Marinate the apple slices in the Calvados
Prepare the batter mixture: mix together the flour and the starch with a pinch of salt. Whisk in the water gradually. Add the vanilla pod seeds to the batter mix.
Dip the apple slices in the batter to coat them with the mixture, and then fry the fritters at 180°C.
Drain them on a piece of kitchen towel.
Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve straight away.
What is a Café Calva?
At the end of the 19th century, it was customary for workers and farmers to add a drop of Calvados to their morning coffee, to warm themselves up and summon the energy needed to work in often difficult conditions.
This tradition gradually took hold in French popular culture.