Saturday, September 27, 2008

The perfect Saturday brunch

Last night we were watching TV when a commercial for IHOP came on for their new fruit Crêpes and P turned to me and said 'mom, can we go to IHOP for Crêpes?' I looked at him with horror in my eyes.. as if I would go to IHOP for Crêpes when they're so simple to make at home. I remember making crepes with my grandma when I was little and we would put all kinds of things inside them... my favorite is Orange Marmalade and a little dab of butter. Well, since the kid didn't roll out of bed until almost noon (Remember people, he's 12 and the boy likes to sleep, lol) he came into my room, gave me the usual morning kiss and hug and uttered two words to me with love in his eyes.. "Crêpes... Please" I, of course obliged to my only son who hasn't eaten since around 8:00 last night with a Crêpe recipe I had in my cookbook binder from who knows where.

Alright, Now, back to the Crêpes.. this recipe here states that it makes 7 Crêpes.. I got about 15 out of this recipe though using my 6" circulon pan.


15 min | 5 min prep
7 crepes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Combine flour, milk, eggs, and oil.
  2. Add salt.
  3. Heat a lightly greased 6 inch skillet; remove from heat.
  4. Spoon in 2 Tbsp batter; lift and tilt skillet to spread evenly.
  5. Return to heat; brown on one side only.
  6. To remove, invert pan over paper toweling.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter.
  8. Fill with your favorite filling.

I made strawberry compote with 1 cup frozen strawberries, 2 Tbs. vanilla sugar and a teeny bit of water. P. decorated his with whipped cream, I went with just the strawberries and a little honey and they were absolutely wonderful.


aleta meadowlark said...

Oh gosh, I just love crepes! They put me in touch with my French roots, and now I think I might have to go make some.

And hey, thanks for stopping by Omnomicon, it's totally appreciated!