These may be my new favorite food. They are really great for breakfast on the go - my kids can pick them up and eat them on the way out the door on their way to work and practices. These are filled with strawberry jam, and with leftover pudding and whipped cream. Just what I happened to have on hand. I've read that they are great with nutella.
2Tb melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
Blend Well (I used the kitchenaid, but a whisk works)
Add 1 cup of flour
1 tsp salt
Optional - Add vanilla
Use 1/4 of a cup of batter per a crepe
Swirl it in the pan - it should be thin
cook for about 45 seconds - until the top is solid.
Flip, cook on other side just long enough to brown lightly
If I had only known how incredibly easy these are to make. I would have started working through every recipe in that book immediately! I know lots of cooks have already said that they are easy to make, but I don't always believe others idea of "easy". I am not big on measuring, preciseness, or paying concentrated attention to, well, much of anything.
And crepes sound so fancy. I'm not fancy.
This morning I went to my favorite cookbook- YouTube - and watched a couple of videos. The first had me refrigerating the batter for an hour. Even made a joke about how if you can't wait an hour, you are too crepe obsessed. No.. I can't wait an hour because although I got up at 5:30 am, until I steamed the carpets, fed the calf, collected the eggs, finished my bible study homework and started the laundry.. I had 30 minutes to make breakfast, before my son left for work.
I'm also a tad bit stubborn, and I had decided i WAS making crepes this morning. So two videos later (the 2nd try wasn't in english) I found this: http://youtu.be/C1DgmbMMOgA
Notice his reference to nonstick pans. Problem #2 - I don't own nonstick pans. I use cast iron skillets. Really old, well seasoned, cast iron.
Just so you know, they work just fine.
So now I'm looking for what else I can do with Crepes. The possibilities are pretty much endless. Breakfasts. Desserts. IN place of tortillas or wraps. In place of noodles in lasagna.
To make a chocolate crepe, add a melted chocolate bar to the recipe above. Do a google image search on chocolate crepes - they look amazing!
a crepe with an omelet & ham inside. Interesting!
This is a buckwheat crepe, but a "regular" crepe could be filled with egg & bacon like this just as easily
Simple Berry & Cream Crepes
Simple Cheese Crepes - filled with Cottage cheese, lemon, & sugar
Viola Crepes with Pansy Syrup
Tarragon & Celery seed in the batter
Filled with Ham & Asparagus
These have a meat and mushroom filling, similar to something I'd fill ravioli with. What I love about these is how they are rolled rather than folded
Crab meat Crepe Bundles
I don't eat seafood - but I love the way these are bundled. I know I can do something similar with chicken!
Manicotti, using crepes
A crepe taco, or even quesadilla
Spinach & Mushroom Crepes, topped with bechamal sauce
Baked Crêpes Cacciatore with Parmesan Cream Sauce
Lemon & Sugar
Crepe Apple Pie A la Mode
Banana Caramel Coconut Crepes
Video How To - http://www.marthastewart.com/251099/darkest-chocolate-crepe-cake
Recipe - http://www.marthastewart.com/356131/darkest-chocolate-crepe-cake
(before making this, read the next one - apparently this doesn't taste as good as it should for all the work it involves)
The Real Crepe Cake
Smitten Kitchen has a recipe for Banana Bread Crepe Cake With Butterscotch here:http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2012/04/banana-bread-crepe-cake-with-butterscotch/