Crepes

crepes

 

One of my absolute favorite treats is fresh crepes.  Making crepes brings back a ton of memories of helping my mom make them for Christmas dinner.  She probably had me make hundreds of them on her little crepe machine since back then we had so many people for every holiday.  I never asked her why she only used them to make her homemade manicotti, never for any desserts.

As I grew up my love of crepes never wavered.  Every time I see a crepe cafe I NEED to sample the goods!!  Some of my favorite crepe cafes are Meli Melo on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT and La Bonne Crepe on Las Olas Blvd in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  But it is in Italy where I enjoy my favorite crepes, Nutella crepes!

Enjoy making these crepes for appetizers, entrees or desserts and if possible lure in your children for help!  I used a small frying pan to make the crepes in this recipe.  I am including my first video to demonstrate the swirling process you will do when using a frying pan (excuse the amateur footage, I used my left hand =).  If you are comfortable with using a frying pan, go for it!  If not, the crepe machine below is a fun way for the kiddies to help.

Wishing you ladles and ladles of delicious crepes!
Nicole

Crepes
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Recipe type: Appetizer/Entree/Dessert
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 20 crepes
 
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Beat the eggs until they are fluffy with an electric mixer (they will lighten in color).
  2. Slowly mix in the water and milk in the mixer.
  3. Sift the flour and salt together and add to the mixture.
  4. Let the batter sit for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Heat a small frying pan to medium heat and lightly oil it.
  6. Add 1 oz of batter at a time to the frying pan and using a circular motion, swirl the batter around the pan until it has covered the bottom of the pan.
  7. Let the crepe cook for approximately 15 seconds, until the edges separate from the pan.
  8. Turn over and repeat on the other side.
  9. Crepes should be a light color, not browned.
Notes
If you use a crepe machine, dip the machine in the batter and quickly turn it over. When the light shows it is ready, use a spatula to flip and cook the second side.

Video: crepes

If you aren’t into the idea of flipping a crepe machine 20, 50 or 100 times – this is the crepe maker for you.

This crepe maker is similar to the one I grew up using.  I think it is great for teaching kids how to make crepes.

My life would not be the same if it weren’t for my Cuisinart mixer!  This is what I use for all of my baking recipes and I absolutely LOVE it!

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