Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Holy Crepe, Batman!

I love cooking.
I love gathering, chopping, slicing, grating, and mixing my ingredients the night before so I not only have an opportunity to familiarize myself with my recipe, but so I also can just toss everything together the next night and have dinner ready lickety split (pun intended).
I also love cleanup. I took a cooking class in high school and since we only had an hour each day to prep, cook, and cleanup, we were brainwashed into doing dishes as we went. Its the greatest feeling to pile your plate with your brand new meal and look back into the kitchen as you head to the table and see a freshly Lysol'd countertop and no dishes in the sink. *hurray*

This morning I wanted to try something new for breakfast. I have been on a sausage kick lately after realizing it takes 5 minutes to cook as opposed to the 15 required for cripsy bacon. I've eaten enough sausage at this point to last me the rest of the year. So I made crepes.
As usual, I spent last night slicing up strawberries and bananas as I knew that would be the most time consuming part of the morning. Ten minutes in front of the blender, and five in front of the stove, and I had the most delightful breakfast.

The original recipe can be found here, but I never make a dish from a website without first reading the user comments. People always have the greatest tips. So here is the tweaked version adding in all the reader's suggestions.

  •  3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla
- Blend all ingredients to a smooth consistency...no lumps. 30 seconds.
- Skillet on medium, add a dash of butter and spread with a brush or napkin. I spread it up the sides, too, to make sure any part of the batter that touches the pan cooks evenly
- Tilt pan and pour batter at the top and let it spread on its own. Start with a small amount and add until you can't see the bottom of the pan through.
- Cook until the sides start to curl, then flip it. The second side doesn't take as long as the first. About 3 minutes total.
- Fill with ANYTHING your heart desires, fold one side to cover the filling, then roll it so the fold is on the bottom.
- Top with anything else your heart desires, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy. Yummmmmmmm