Not a dish for the average peasant girl, I wouldn’t think, except maybe in Normandy. There she could find her apples and her Calvados which can be used instead of brandy, and good luck to her.
Fry breadcrumbs in butter until golden brown. Cook the apples with the brown sugar in a little water and when cooked stir in the brandy. In a glass dish arrange alternate layers of breadcrumbs and apples, finishing with a layer of breadcrumbs. Cover the top layer with the whipped double cream and sprinkle the grated chocolate over the top.
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