Crepes

 

Crepes are one of those perfect foods that could be dressed up or dressed down to suit your mood and time of day.   I love sweet crepes for breakfast, lunch or dinner but once in a while, I need a savory filling such as sauteed mushrooms.  This is one of those foods that you could make your own by simply changing the toppings or stuffing.  In the past, I’ve used bananas with chocolate sauce, lemon curd, powdered sugar, strawberries, mushrooms, cheese and Nutella.  That Nutella, let me count the ways I love thee! Warm. Oozy. Hazel-nutty Chocolatey goodness.   Oh yeah and whipped cream. Sigh!

I have one tip on making crepes. Okay two.  First, if you plan on having them for breakfast, an overnight stay in the fridge is a must! It helps rest the batter, flour absorbs the liquid and all air bubbles escape.  Trust me, you want them to escape. Second, do not skimp on the number of eggs.  Enough said.

Recipe for: Crepes

Ingredients Directions
1 cup all purpose flour4 tbsp sugarPinch of salt

4 eggs

1 ½ cup milk

4 tbsp melted butter

1 tsp lemon zest (optional)

  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk flour, sugar and salt to combine.
  2. In another bowl beat the eggs, add milk, melted butter then combine with dry ingredients, along with zest, whisking to a smooth batter.
  3. Cover batter with plastic wrap and stick in fridge overnight or at least for an hour (the longer the better)
  4. When ready to cook, heat a non-stick skillet, add a little oil and spread 1/4cup measure of batter and tilt the pan so that it spreads thinly across the surface of the pan.  (Or if you own a crepe set use the wooden crepe spreader)
  5. Cook each side for about a minute till golden brown and serve warm with topping or filling of choice

Makes about 20 thin crepes

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Rossie says:

    I have had the pleasure of indulging in said crepes – absolutely delish.

    1. caughteating says:

      Hey Rossie! Yes, you’ve had your share of these…need to do something new with them!

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