Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dessert Crepes


When we toured the little town of Hyeres this past summer, we stopped at a sidewalk cafe and had the most amazing crepes! I decided that we would have to try these when we got home. I used an old stand by pancake (crepe) recipe from the Mennonite Treasury (p 15) and poured them a tad thicker than I would for "sugar roll up" type pancakes.  Dessert pancakes are not a lot of work and can be a fun to do around the table. I will post a banana hazelnut spread version, but the filling options are limitless.

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • hazelnut spread, sliced bananas and whipped cream
Method:
  1. With hand mixer, beat eggs, milk, flour and salt, until fairly smooth.
  2.  Pour about 1/3 - 1//2 cup of batter into hot, lightly buttered 8-inch griddle.
  3. Cook both sides and stack on serving plate. Butter griddle as needed.
  4. Prepare filling and topping: sliced bananas, hazelnut topping in piping tube and whipped cream. When served, each guest can spread hazelnut topping down center of crepe, top with bananas, fold over and top with whipped cream. Hazelnut - free options to have on hand as well could be steamed, sliced apples or any fresh or cooked berries.

5 comments:

  1. THAT looks soooooooo delicious. I have never been very good at making crepes. Mine stick when I turn them and look like flops. :-( But - I love them.
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  2. Mmmmm.... love those !! I make them, not often, but definitely one of my fav comfort foods. One of our kids' international home stay students from Korea absolutely LOVED them and still e-mails me occasionally to say how she wishes she could have my pancakes again !

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  3. Oh that looks so good!! I purchased a crepe pan on a visit to Quebec one time and have rarely used it. I must dig it out and try this recipe. I think one of my favourite ever crepe was from a street vendor in Paris. This has reminded me of that time!

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  4. I haven't had crepes since visiting Quebec years ago! These look so good!

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  5. I haven't had crepes since I made crepes suzette years ago which I adore. Thank you for reminding me of the wonderful world of crepes!

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