Thursday, May 20, 2010

Homemade Crepes


[krey-puh-ree, krep-uh-; Fr. krepuh-ree]
–noun,pluralcrêp·er·ies[krey-puh-reez, krep-uh-; Fr.krepuh-ree]
a restaurant where you're charged an arm and a leg for an eggy pancake with toppings that can easily and cheaply be made at home.

Yesterday I wanted to serve a special desert, one that would wow the socks off my husband and guests. Crepes it was; festive, flavorful, and beautiful, this was a feast for the eyes as well as being tantalizing to the taste buds.


Crepe Ingredients
2 eggs
1 cup milk
.75 cup flour
1.5 tablespoons sugar
1.5 tablespoons oil
.5 tsp salt

Filling Ingredients
Homemade caramel sauce (recipe coming soon)
Homemade whipped cream
Canned peaches
Homemade ice cream (recipe coming soon)

Making Crepes- Instructions
1. Mix crepe ingredients together in a bowl. Use a whisk to remove as many clumps as possible.
2. Wipe a very small amount of oil onto a non stick frying pan, then heat on a medium heat.
3. Pour approximately a ladle full of crepe batter into the hot frying pan, swirling it around in the pan until you have a circular thin layer covering the bottom of the pan. It should look something like this.
4. When the crepe looks almost fully cooked (after approximately one minute), pry the edges of the crepe away from the bottom of the pan, either with a spatula or with a knife or your fingernails. Slide a spatula underneath the crepe, and very carefully and quickly, flip it over. 
5. Let the crepe cook on its second side for about 5 seconds, then flip the pan over on to a plate to hold the finished crepe.
6. Repeat with the rest of the batter until you have a mound like this.

Filling the Crepe
1. Lay one crepe flat on a plate.
2. Put a line of whipped cream down the middle of the crepe. Top this whipped cream with soft fruit of your choice. I used canned peaches. Any canned fruit will do, as will raw strawberries, bananas and mangoes.
3. Fold over the edges of the crepe to cover the whipped cream.
4. Drizzle homemade chocolate sauce over the crepe with a fork, leaving thin lines of chocolate sauce.
5. Repeat with homemade caramel sauce.
6. Top with a scoop of homemade ice cream.
7. Admire your masterpiece, dig in, and enjoy!

Have you ever had or made crepes? What fillings do you suggest using?

Part of Grocery Cart Challenge's Recipe Swap and Vegetarian Foodie Friday.

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