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Monday, October 26, 2009

Holly's Perfect Crepes


My apologies to my TWD friends, but I am missing out this week. The Cherry Fudge Brownie Torte, chosen by April of Short + Rose sounds like fun, but also sounds a bit too rich and complex for the simple things my tummy can handle these days. I definitely have it bookmarked for down the road and can't wait to see how others turned out!

In the mean time, it occurred to me when I was posting the recipe for the Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread that I hadn't shared or even written down my recipe for the crepes in the last picture. Since it is my own recipe (via several versions I've tried over time and tweaked, then tweaked some more, then have finally been satisfied with perfectly).

Whether or not my recipe is perfectly 'authentic' or not, I don't really know, nor does it matter to me. My criteria for the perfect crepe is one that has great flavor, great texture and is a user-friendly, not fussy batter that doesn't make me want to swear. My other criteria is that, though they keep nicely, I don't want a recipe where I have to stand at the pan or griddle and make 30+ crepes from one batch. Since, more often than not, I am making breakfast for myself and my two little boys. My hubs isn't often around for breakfast, and when he is, this recipe still stretches just enough for us.


The really nice thing is that, since it is so easy, and with no weird measurements, it can easily be doubled to make more. The edges get a little nice and crisp, while the crepe itself is still flexible and supple.

More often than not we just eat these with some homemade strawberry jam, but like I said before, they are great with some of that homemade spread and some bananas, or strawberries, or ice cream as a dessert. Really, since they aren't too sweet, they pair nicely with most anything, though if I were going for a savory crepe I would probably reduce the sugar or take it out all together, and leave out the vanilla.





18 comments:

Mary Ann said...

I love crepes. We had them on Sunday afternoons, filled with fruit and powdered sugar. I am going to have to try your recipe! They look perfect!

Dolce said...

French crepes go this way : 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour, 2 cups milk, 1 egg. Everything else is optional. If you follow this base, you get paper thin crepes with a crispy border versatile for savory or sweet toppings :)

PheMom said...

Thanks for that ingredient list @Dolce! I can't wait to try these - they sound so much simpler than the 'so-called' authentic crepe recipes I've seen that are always way to eggy for me.

Maria said...

They look perfect to me! I need to make crepes more often

Katrina said...

What an awesome looking stack of crepes! I'm gonna have to try those (and to go along with your homemade Nutella that I've made!)

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

They are looking really perfect! I'd love to try them! :)

Manggy said...

Nutella and bananas.... YESSSS :) (or mangoes, of course!!! :)

The Hip Hostess said...

My husband is french and I've been making crepes from my MIL's recipe for years, but mine never looked this good! Have got to try this recipe.

Gourmified said...

YUM! I love making crepes! Yours look delish. I love to add a touch of almond extract to mine for an extra yum flavor, too!

Carol Peterman said...

Crepes! Lovely! You are right about the cherry chocolate torte being a little rich. It's worth giving a try when you are ready to indulge.

Dolce said...

Let me know when you try the simpler variation :)

Sophie said...

Your crepes look sensational!! they must taste fab!!

Cristie said...

I love crepes. These look wonderful. It was so nice to meet you the other night, hope to see you soon.

Jill said...

Crepes are so good! I need to try making them myself. THanks for the recipe!

Gabi said...

I love having a recipe I can always count on and that works exactly as I need it to. Lovely crepes. Hope you're feeling a bit better xoxo

Jaime said...

those look perfect! I love crepes :)

thanks for the well wishes - any day now :)

Jennifer said...

I love crepes but its been forever since Ive made them!

Lynnylu said...

I can think of lots of fillings to put in those lovely crepes you made! NIce photos, too.

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