Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Foodie: The Crepe

There's truly nothing better than fresh crepes on a Sunday morning.  My favorite recipe surprisingly comes from the Pillsbury Cookbook, because it's ridiculously simple, as crepes should be.

You only need 4 main ingredients and the best part is that you don't need a special pan to make a perfect crepe - any skillet will work {I prefer a cast iron one}.  I lied - the best part is the plethora of yummy fillings... can you say banana + nutella = true love?

I really do hope that you try this out at home for yourself - I look forward to reading your comments and hearing any recipe suggestions!  Enjoy...

Recipe:  Savory Crepes

Yields about 10 medium crepes {perfect for two people}

4 eggs
1 1/3 cups milk
2 tablespoons oil, margarine or butter, melted {please, please, please use butter like the French do!}
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt, if desired {I actually never add this}
*To make this into more of a dessert crepe... add 2 tablespoons of sugar

{1} In a medium bowl, beat eggs slightly.

{2} Melt Butter.  It is imperative that you use melted butter {otherwise the mix will be lumpy!}.
{3} Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.  Batter may be covered and refrigerated up to 2 hours or cooked immediately.

{4} Have someone take a photo of you cooking in all your morning glory {no shower + bed head}.  It's just plain cruel.

{5} Heat pan over medium-high heat {I prefer a fairly hot pan}.  A few drops of water sprinkled on the pan sizzle and bounce when the heat is just right.  Grease the pan lightly with oil {'lightly' is the key word here!}.

{6} Pour 1/3 cup batter into pan, titling pan to spread evenly.  When crepe is light brown and set, turn to brown the other side.  Place crepes in oven at 200 degrees to keep warm.

{7} Serve + enjoy!  A little French Press coffee doesn't hurt either.

Some filling ideas for you...
Nutella, Banana, Honey, Apple Butter, Syrup, Fresh Fruit, Sugar, Scrambled Eggs, Yogurt, Granola, Guava Paste - and the list goes on - most importantly, have FUN with it!

{Do you have a favorite breakfast recipe?  Want to be featured as a Friday Foodie?  Leave a comment!}


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