2.28.2011

A Guest for Crepes



If you know Mr. Fabulous, you are aware NOTHING tops Strawberry Pie....
at least that was the case until this morning.

Move over Strawberry Pie and make room for the new favorite: crepes.

It turns out Mr. Fabulous wasn't the only one anxiously awaiting his breakfast...

an unexpected guest joined us at the table today.


{Hoping he could get his paws on some, too!}

Looks like a popular recipe all around.

Good thing they're fast and simple.
Here's the recipe I use:

CREPES

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (still working on a gf version)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil----melted shortening is a good substitute
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or equivalent (for savory crepes, substitute with salt)

*optional* powdered sugar for dusting & butter to prevent batter from sticking

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Combine all ingredients and mix well.
If your batter seems a little thick, add up to a tablespoon of water.
Pour mixture into a Pyrex measuring cup for the best control.


Heat a skillet on medium-high to high, grease pan with butter, one pat per crepe. Add enough batter to lightly coat the pan, swirling the batter in the pan
to ensure even distribution.
 
If you aren't able to flip the crepes to brown both sides, it is acceptable to cook just one side. However, I flip. If you like a crisp outer layer, practice your flipping for a perfectly cooked crepe.
 
Fill with whatever you like. We prefer fresh fruit, but you can certainly use Nutella, chocolate, peanut butter, jam, etc. Top with fresh whipped cream, fruit , filling and/or dust with confectioners' sugar.
 
Enjoy!
Heather

5 comments:

  1. Yum yum I like crepes. He looks as if butter wouldn't melt in his mouth although he does have that look that says - "I'm not really sure I should be sitting here, how long can I get away with it"

    My favourite topping is fresh squeezed lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar, then roll it up and eat, watching out for the juice that runs out the other end and invariably ends up in my lap.

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  2. What a cute dog friend, I am sure he will like to be a my place :-)

    We use to have butter-fried cantarelles and a slice of goat cheese in our crepes. If you don´t like goat cheese try with some cheese you like. If you make the crepes when the cantarelles still are warm the cheese wille melt a bit and the taste will be wonderful.

    Elisabeth

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  3. Mmm yummy, we have orange juice and sugar, or treacle and I also like to sprinkle cinnamon on mine then top with ice cream... On the coast they have shops selling crepes, you order which one you want then they make it while you wait, I love watching them swirl the batter (it's so thin!!) they make it look so easy. No matter how I make them they never taste as good as the French ones.

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  4. The crepes are nice but I WANT THAT DOG! :) I do so want one, only I want a female. We go on mission trips that are quite lengthy (4 months last year and 2 months this year) so I can't have one yet but some day.... When I was a little girl (about a hundred years ago) we had one that looked very much like yours except her eyes were blue. She was the best dog ever. Sigh. blessings, marlene

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Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts. =)