Crepes are delicious and easy to make.
Once you get the hang of it, you can't go wrong.
If you aren't already a crepe making pro, here's my flawless recipe (with tips).
For the batter you will need
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
a nice pinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)
I'll share some of my tricks to make these turn out wonderful as we go along.
I always like to put in an extra slurp of milk into my mixture, not necessary, but I do it anyways.
I am known for measuring recipes in handfuls and slurps, and a toss in of this or that.
So, getting all the measurements just right for you is a real treat ;)
Another thing is...
If you don't drink dairy milk, like us, almond milk (unsweetened) works phenomenally.
In fact, that's all I use to make crepes.
(and all we drink)
But I have tested regular ole milk too, and it works just as well.
Mix up your ingredients, leaving the butter to the last, then slowly whisk the melted butter in, as you don't want to cook your eggs.
Your batter should be the consistency of heavy cream, like a thick milk.
It will be rather liquid as opposed to dense batter like.
This is the trick to perfect crepes, the batter consistency.
I like to pour my batter into something with a spout, so I can pour it into my pan easily.
The next trick to flawless crepes?
A hot pan, get it really nice and hot.
Hot pan is key.
Then drizzle in some oil.
I only ever use olive oil for everything (even cakes), so I use extra virgin olive oil here too.
Here is a HUGE tip.
After you pour your oil into your very hot pan, take 3 bunched up paper towels, and wipe the oil out.
Put on an oven mit, please.
(don't burn yourself, for goodness' sake!)
Then SAVE the paper towel with oil, as this will be a huge tool.
I put my oiled paper towel on a plate.
*Then, every time I make another crepe, I first run my paper towel around the pan to re-oil it.
Every single crepe, okay?
Now, here is where you will be working quickly and swiftly.
On my right hand I always wear an oven mit to handle the hot pan with, in my left hand I hold my pitcher with batter.
(if you are left handed do what works best for ya)
I grab hold of my pan as I pour the batter, because as soon as I pour the batter in, I want to start tilting my pan around to spread out the batter.
(as you make your crepes you will determine how much batter you need to get the size you want)
Now just tilt your pan around quickly and in circles, to make sure your batter spreads around evenly.
Crepes are nice and thin, so keep that in mind.
Hopefully your batter in your pan now looks like this, below.
Crepes can take about 1-2 minutes to cook on each side, depending on your pan heat.
Mine move pretty quickly, I don't let them get too browned, or they are not as soft and pliable.
You can tell your crepe is getting ready for flipping when the edges start to curl up, and the center looks more set.
Use a spatula to flip your crepe, as tongs are likely to rip your crepe.
I personally have a lot of practice, so I just grab the curled edges and flip real quick.
Please be careful though, and do not burn yourself, or blame me if you do.
You gotta move fast as heck.
Now you can see about how browned the under side looks.
Then just let the other side cook, and pop it onto a plate, stacking them as you go.
And voila, there you have them.
You will get a stack of about 10, maybe 8.
Remember that homemade blueberry jam from last week?
You got it, we used it in our crepes.
We had some with our homemade peach jam as well.
You can fill your crepe with anything you'd like.
Strawberries and whipped cream.
(store bought jam works just as well)
Sometimes I make a delicate guacamole and sour cream crepe.
But mostly, we eat them sweet.
Put your filling on one end and roll.
Oops, where was I?
I just ran off to chase Mister around the house with my cold hands :)
Ahh yes, crepes.
Another technique you can use is spreading the jam all over the crepe, and then...
Folding the crepe into a triangle shape, then...
Brown it on both sides with some nice butter in a pan.
But a bit heavier in flavor.
We prefer the fresh rolled simple crepe.
And let me tell you, those blueberry crepes?
All I did to make the jam was put in about 3 cups of blueberries and 1.5 cups of granulated sugar in a pot and let it all boil, turning down the heat to a soft boil, for about an hour. (stirring regularly)
You can make jam that you will eat within 1 week without having to do a proper canning process.
(just refrigerate it)
Will you give them a whirl?
Are you already a crepe pro?
I whip these up all the time.
Once you get the hang of it, it's so easy.
With my tips and recipe, and your own trial and error, you'll be a pro soon.
After you get the hang of the basics, you can try other styles, like Crêpe Suzette, or just take a crepe and sprinkle on lemon juice and powdered sugar. So many ideas out there.
Will you give it a try?
Mister Miles is doing great, no relapse or anything.
Seems like it was a spider or a scorpion that got the poor lad.
As for now, everything is 100%
And sleep is the thing it seems ;)
A boy and his sleep...
Always and forever.
Goodness that fur is lovable.
Sooo easy to love.
I adore his brother as much of course, but let's be honest, he doesn't make cuddling easy, haha!
Miles lives to cuddle, and if you forget to cuddle him, he will find you and rest his head on your knee looking up with his big soulful eyes, until you cuddle him up.
Don't mind Mister Lovee's couch.
It's only still around because it's easy to clean :)
Wipe-able is good.
It's funny, when Miles was a baby he used to put himself to bed every night.
If we couldn't find him, he was sleeping in his little bed.
Now he thinks my bed is his bed.
And he sleeps with me every night, usually on the bottom left corner on his own sheet.
Sometimes I open my eyes in the morning, to find myself nose to nose with him, as he has decided to share my pillow ♥
But, if I stay up say past 10 p.m., he just marches himself off to bed.
And if you can't find him, this is where you will always find him.
On my side of the bed.
Meanwhile, Matty (brown dog) follows me around until bed time.
And then curls up on the rug beside my bed.
He loves me, in his own way, a lot.
We have our own bond, and he jumps up behind my office chair to snuggle me.
But only in his own way, how and when he wants.
Once in a blue moon, Matty hops into bed with us, and growls meanly at us if we move weird (or move at all or bother him in the least), which in turn scares Miles, who ends up cowering on top of me.
Then Matty growls more and gives us the ugly face (as Miles and I hug each other in fear, haha!), scoffs at us, and jumps off the bed.
I tell you!!
Gone to the dogs ;)
(don't worry, Matty knows I'm boss, he just tries to pull little mean old man on me)
I want to hear your funny quirky furry loves antics!!