One Saturday morning I went to a house brunch with a bunch of friends from ADC.  I took my lovely Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancake batter along with me to make pancakes.  When I got there someone was making omelettes, another bacon, and still another crepes.  Yes, crepes!  Something that I have always wanted to try making, but never had.  I was very excited when Matt (who is taking a culinary arts program) asked if anyone wanted to try cooking crepes!  HELLO!  OF COURSE I DO!

Crepe with peanut butter and banana

He showed me the technique and I was on my way to cooking awesome crepes.  He even used my favourite website to find the recipe: allrecipes.com   One morning I woke up and decided to try it on my own since I hadn’t made the batter, I had only cooked them.  They turned out great!  I was very pleased.

For those of you dying for the recipe, here it is:

1 C      all-purpose flour
2          eggs
1/2 C   milk
1/4 C   water
1/4 tsp  salt
2 tbsp   butter, melted

1.  In a mixing bowl mix together flour, eggs, and gradually mix in milk and water until combined.  Add salt and butter and beat until smooth.
2.  Heat desired size griddle or frying pan (as you can see by the size of my crepes I used a small pan) with a bit of olive oil.  When hot, lift frying pan off the stove and scoop about 1/4 C of batter into centre of the frying pan.  Tilt the with a circular motion so the batter coats the surface of the pan evenly.
3.  Cook crepe for about 2 minutes.  Loosen with spatula.  Turn and cook the other side until lightly brown.  Serve hot.

Notes:
– do not use more then 1/4 C of batter because then they will be too thick (small pan).
– You see it cook from the outside in.  Once the outer edges are cooked you can start to lift it with the spatula.
– Next time I am going to try making them with whole wheat flour and see how the turn out.

Ways to Serve:
– plain (how boring, but good!)
– any kind of jams / syrup
– peanut butter and banana
– brie cheese and salmon
– ice-cream and favourite toppings
– tuna melts
– taco’s (soft shell)
– burrito’s
– any kind of wrap you can think of
– use your imagination!

What’s your favourite kind of crepe?

P.S. I hope to make a video at some point for the technique of cooking crepes.  Stay tuned!

Above Left: Before it was flipped
Below: After it was flipped

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