Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Home For The Holidays: Crepes from Strasbourg, France!

 Hello, everyone! So today I have Alyx from Every Day is a New Adventure here guest posting about our trip to Strasbourg as part of our Home for the Holidays series! She is sharing with you a recipe I KNOW you need in your lives.  I hope you enjoy!

Hey guys! I'm Alyx, and I blog over here. Daryl's awesome, I love her to death, and all that jazz. Actually, this past weekend, we went to Strasbourg, France together with our hubbies and another friend.

We had a blast, did some shopping, and... ate crepes. How could you go to France and not eat crepes? Isn't that like, the only tasty food they're known for (no offense if you think escargot and caviar are delicious...)? Anyway, Hubby and I have an awesome crepe recipe. Once you have mastered this recipe, you will have mastered what we call crepe lore (yeah, I know we're weird). They are super delicious, and so cheap to make! Guess what?! I'm going to share it with you because I'm such a kind-hearted person. Are you ready? Great.

Ingredients (yields 7-8 medium sized crepes)
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg
1 3/4 cups milk*
2 Tbsp oil

* approximate amount. Really, you just add milk until the batter is the right consistency. So helpful, right? I know, you're welcome. :)

1. Put a frying pan (round, obviously) on your stove and grease it. Turn the heat up to medium high.
2. Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl, and mix them together until the mixture looks like this:
3. Add your egg and milk to the mixture, and beat the heck out of it for a minute or so. This is where gauging the right consistency comes in... Your batter should be about as thick as heavy whipping cream or buttermilk. It should look like this now:
4. Add your oil.
5. Mix the oil into the batter, then get ready to make some crepes. All right, this next part is where "crepe lore" comes into play. If you're right handed, you put the pan in your right hand and the mixing bowl in your left. You slowly pour the batter into the pan from the bowl until you have about this much:
6. As soon as you have about that much, you start to swirl the pan so that the batter fills the bottom, creating a perfectly shaped crepe. Don't get it? Don't worry... I've got pictures!

7. Once your crepe is the perfect shape, set the pan back on the burner. Watch for the edges start to bubble and brown.
8. Once they do, flip that puppy!
9. Let the crepe cook on that side for about 45 seconds to a minute. Once it's done, it should look like this (but hopefully a little more round):
10. Pile all your finished crepes on a plate to admire your handiwork (see how thin they are?):
11. Decorate with fruit, powdered sugar, whipped cream, whatever your little heart desires, and ENJOY!


Be sure to head over to Alyx's blog right now to read more about Strasbourg and it's awesomeness!


joystjames said...

Such a lively blog post...just like Strasbourg itself. Well done!!!


Joy Saint James said...

Such a lively blog post...just like Strasbourg itself, one of my most favorite places... Well done!!!


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