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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 @ 7:54 PM
conquering the crepe

After falling for
crepes in Galway, I couldn't wait to get home and try my hand at making them.



The first crepe was a flop, but nearly every recipe I used said it was bound to happen. I couldn't believe how quickly I got the hang of making them (and how none teared but the first one). I used an adaptation of Alton Brown's recipe because it got 5 stars after 130 reviews and the batter was super simple to make.

I filled some crepes with apple butter and some with strawberries and nutella. I had a delicious idea for bananas foster crepes, but my bananas from the Wayne Farmers Market didn't look very good and I had to throw them away. Here's the rest of the process as seen through the strawberry nutella crepes (The apple butter ones weren't as photogenic. Even with a dusting of powdered sugar, they still looked dreadfully boring in comparison).




Crepes - Adapted from Alton Brown (I halved the recipe and made smaller crepes)

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • Butter, for coating the pan

Directions

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and pulse for 10 seconds. Place the crepe batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This allows the bubbles to subside so the crepes will be less likely to tear during cooking. The batter will keep for up to 48 hours.

Heat a small non-stick pan. Add butter to coat. Pour 1 ounce of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly. Cook for 30 seconds and flip. Cook for another 10 seconds and remove to the cutting board. Lay them out flat so they can cool. Continue until all batter is gone. After they have cooled you can stack them and store in sealable plastic bags in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to two months. When using frozen crepes, thaw on a rack before gently peeling apart.

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3 Comments:

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS......The photos are just lovely. those look delicious.

By OpenID achangeofeatery.com, at July 28, 2010 at 11:27 AM  

I just made this recipe, and the crepes were delicious!! My parents also enjoyed them, especially my dad since he's diabetic and this is something he can actually eat (he just used berries and an un-sweetened whipped cream). I did destroy the first one, but luckily you gave a fair warning about that, and then it was surprisingly easy. I made mine with nutella and bananas :)

By Blogger Megan Farquharson, at July 30, 2010 at 6:36 PM  

em--THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Let's have a crepe party and drink Barry's tea.

Megan--I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed the crepes, especially your dad! The first one was kind of intimidating and they make it sound so horrifyingly hard on TV, but it's so simple! Nutella and bananas sounds delicious! I think I'm going to try bananas foster next time. yum.

By Blogger kelly, at August 2, 2010 at 9:13 PM  

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