Monday, January 29, 2007

Monday's Recipe: Crepes

This Friday is February 2. Groundhog Day. In France it is known as Candlemas Day. In my family growing up, we ate crepes on Candlemas / Groundhog Day. The tradition was eating crepes would bring you good fortune for the course of the year. Here is my very basic crepe recipe.
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

(the ingredients are incremental - basically 1 egg / 1 tbsp. butter /1/3 cup flour / 1/2 cup milk)

Combine all ingredients to make a thin batter. In a flat pan (I love my new crepe pan and crepe spatula), ladle some batter and coat the bottom of the pan. The pan should be hot (I will often spray some cooking spray on the pan). Cook until the crepe bubbles and begins to slide around the pan easily. Flip and cook for a few more minutes and place on a plate.

Sprinkle some sugar on alternating crepes. Serve warm with a variety of jams, fudge sauce, or your favorite sweet toppings. Enjoy!

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