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Create: Crêpes

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Create: Crêpes

Erika Ferrari

I did some creating in the kitchen this weekend! Well, I began typing this on my iPhone and of course auto-correct wants to change "crêpes" into "creeps".   I find that quite funny because I used to call crêpes, creeps (or "cweeps" I should say) when I was an even tinier mousie.  I said all sorts of words in laugh worthy ways.  Really.  I got a lot of attention in kindergarten when someone decided it was a great idea to put me in Poetry & Prose and give me all the lines with the letter "R", which I still confuse with the letter "W" now as a bigger, but-not-that-much-bigger mousie.  True story.

So, my kindergarten self would actually get up on stage and say over and over, whenever it was my turn, "The lady with the alligat-urrr purr-se."  Everyone in my extended family knows this. And everyone in the audience would laugh and "Aww" and then we'd win.  I'm not saying it was just because of me, but I mean, they way LOL'd and said "Awwwww", so ya know...

I'm so modest.

Well, the cweeps were made and they were heavenly.  The first round got eaten much too quickly for any type of photographing and no one was much more patient for round two.  Consequently, I only have my quick iPhone photos to show off, but it is better than nothing!

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To make them, I looked up some different recipes and mixed them up a bit and it turned out perfect for a first try.   I prepared:

  • 1 c of flour
  • 1 c of milk
  • 1/4 c of water (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • splash of vanilla

And the process is quick and simple:

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  1. Sift flour and salt into a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, I beat the eggs and milk with a hand mixer, and add a bit of vanilla (honestly, I thought my "splash" was way too much, but it worked out just fine). Then, beat the flour, egg mixture, and butter together until smooth.  The consistency should be very thin.  If it is not, gradually add water to the batter.
  2. Now, I lightly oiled a pan and let it heat up a bit on the stove.  In one hand, hold the pan a bit off the heat, at an angle and pour some batter in with the other.  Rotate and turn the pan to spread the batter to create a thin layer.  Set the pan back over the flame and cook each side.  I like mine to start to brown a tiny bit, as pictured to the right.

Each of us finished our own off by spreading a layer of Nutella in the middle, topped with sliced bananas and strawberries, and rolled it up! The hubby liked just banana and Nutella and our little brother Adam enjoyed one plain. 

*The "sauce" on top was made by warming some Nutella with milk and stirring.

*The "sauce" on top was made by warming some Nutella with milk and stirring.

Again, this was my own trial version and I tend to have fun with recipes to really make them my own.  If anyone else has a good recipe for crêpes, I'd love to hear them!

Love always,

LITTLE MOUSIE