Crepes always remind me of lazy mornings in pajamas with pots of tea on the coffee table watching PBS dramas with my mom and sister. My knitting basket is always nearby and I hear the clinking of needles . . .
Delicate, delicious, light yet protein packed crepes are actually incredibly easy to make! You can choose virtually any filling. This a great recipe to introduce kids to the kitchen. They can help roll in the fillings and decorate the crepes. You can also set out bowls of sliced fruit and other healthy fillings for them to build their own crepes! A very family friendly meal.
2 cups white flour
2 cups milk
2 tbs oil (melted butter, sunflower, olive, ghee, or melted coconut all work!)
Pinch of salt
Hand whisk or use a blender to make a smooth batter.
Heat a non-stick pan with oil on medium low. (Butter browns very fast because it has a low smoke point, so ghee typically works better. You can use any of the oils listed in the ingredients options.) Sprinkle a few drops of water onto the pan. When the water sizzles, the temperature is just right!
Ladle a small amount of batter into the pan--much less than you would use for pancakes. Tilt and rotate the pan so that the batter spreads thin and even across the bottom.
Wait until the edges have browned and the crepe begins lifting in bubbles before flipping.
Crepes are highly versatile and can be served with sweet or savory fillings. Fresh fruit, fruit preserves, and jams, bananas with chocolate, honey with cream cheese, or brie and fig or berries are all delicious dessert options. Place filling in a line down middle of crepe and roll. You can dust with powdered sugar, top with bright fruit and mint leaves or whipped cream, and drizzle syrup on top for a beautiful presentation. Soft cheeses such as crumbly goat cheese pair well with spicy spring greens. Sautéd veggies with fine crumbled meets or thinly sliced sausage are also delicious.
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