Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Recipe 25: CREPES (breakfast or dessert)

SOURCE:  I LOVE Crepes. Absolutely love them.  So light and airy and eggy. Crepes are really one of those versatile things. They can be savory. They can be sweet.
When I lived in France for study abroad in College, I became ADDICTED to crepes.  There was this little crepes vendor in the underground tunnel of the roundabout in the main part of town.  Crepes a go go.  They were the most delicious things I have ever eaten in my entire life. Made fresh to order.
I came home and was determined to master the crepe.
Fillings are a personal choice.  I love anything sweet, as I have an insatiable sweet tooth. So pull out your crepe pan (or a small sautee pan if needed) and get ready to master those crepes!


1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
2 TBSP butter, melted.

In a bowl with an electric hand mixer beat the eggs, water, vanilla and milk. Gradually sift in flour, and salt, blending until all incorporated.
Gently fold in melted butter.

Lightly oil a sautee or crepe pan over medium heat.
ladle about 1/4 cup batter into the pan and tilt in circular motion  to coat the pan evenly.

cook about 2 minutes and flip over for another 30 seconds or so to finish cooking the other side.
Fill with desired fillings, roll and serve.

sweet Filling suggestions:  Cherry pie filling, apple pie filling, blackberry pie filling, pudding, nutella, peanut butter and jelly,  cream cheese and powdered cheese fluff

savory fillings suggestions:  cheese, sausage, ground beef, potatoes, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes

1 comment:

  1. We went through a giant crepe kick a little bit ago. Brett doesn't particularly care for them which has put a strain on our marriage. This was by far our favorite filling! (Great with strawberries too!)
    Blueberry Filling

    12 Oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
    1 Cup Powdered Sugar
    1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
    1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries

    Mix Cream Cheese, Sugar and Cream together until smooth. Fold in blueberries.


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