Friday, October 10, 2014

Crepes - My Favorite Thing to Make for Breakfast

One of my favorite things to make for breakfast are crêpes. My friend's au pair was from France and made them as an after school snack when I went her house to visit. They were delicious. I kept asking my mom if we could make them and she always said no. I think she thought it was too hard to make.

I thought they were going to be hard too, and the first time I made them they didn't turn out great. But we tried again and after a little practice I got the hang of it.

You can get the hang of it too. And it only takes 5 simple ingredients, ones you should have on hand. This is really simple to do, so don't think you missed something!

This is my grandma's recipe, and to make it you will need...
  • 1 cup of flour (sifted)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/8 a teaspoon of salt

Add all of your ingredients to a medium size bowl and whisk together until super smooth. Use a spatula to push the extra flour to the center so the whisk catches it. Then scoop batter with a ladle and pour into a 12" inch nonstick pan on medium heat. ( I don't have a crepe maker but this does the job.) Then twirl the pan around so the batter coats the whole bottom.

Once the batter in the pan gets a little bit darker then the batter in the bowl, use a spatula to loosen the crepe. Once its cook it won't stick to the pan. I like to use a wide spatula to flip the crepe.

DON'T be frustrated if your crêpes come out too thick or if they rip. It will take a few times to get it right.

When I finish making crêpes, I like to fill them with nutella. But you could fill them with every thing from peanut butter and jelly to marshmallows, chocolate, gram crackers, and everything in between! My mom and dad like them with ham and Swiss cheese. If you are making a ham and cheese crêpe (or something along those lines), then you need to add the ingredients into the pan. This helps the cheese melt.

When I went to Crate and Barrel I found this awesome spatula that is about 9" inches in diameter. It is an pancake/omelet spatula, but I think it is best spatula for flipping crêpes. To buy an omelet spatula for your kitchen, click this link.

Grandma Carol’s Crepes
1 cup of flour (sifted)
1 cup of milk
3 eggs
1/4 cup of water
1/8 a teaspoon of salt
Mix the flour, water, eggs, and salt in a bowl. Ladle ¼ cup of batter in pan. Keep thin. Depending on the heat flip after 30-90 seconds.

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