Friday, October 19, 2012

Need a super simple dessert idea? Crepes are a great solution!

We don't have dessert too often, but sometimes we just feel like something sweet.  Crepes are the perfect solution.  I always have the ingredients on hand and they can be made on the spur of the moment.  

This is a simple recipe I've used for years.  It brings back memories of Paris where they can be purchased from street vendors - freshly made in front of you with a splash of lemon juice and sprinkle of sugar, then folded in four.  

Crepes for Two

1 egg
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp. oil

Beat egg.
Add flour, milk and oil.  Continue beating.  
Mixture should pour easily and be about the consistency of a cream soup. Add a bit more milk if required.

Heat a non-stick pan until quite hot.  
Holding pan in air, pour 1/4 cup of batter onto surface.  
Rotate pan so batter swirls around into a large circle.  When batter no longer moves, place pan on stove for 1-2 minutes.  Check underside. When nicely browned, flip for 30 seconds.
Makes four small crepes.

Serve with lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar. Fold in four.

Set up a buffet of fillings: different kinds of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate and caramel sauces, maple syrup, sliced bananas, a bowl of berries...  

This can be a relaxed, very social "gather around in the kitchen" type dessert - lots of fun!  

Crepes for Six

3 eggs
1  1/2 cups flour
 1  1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons oil

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  1. These look yummy! I found you on Weekend Potluck. I hope you will come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: