First time I ever had a crepe, it was filled with Nutella. From there, my addiction to crepes was founded. I would search out crepe stands for savory and dessert crepes all the time. There is a perfectly good reason (I thought) for not making my own: 1) They are supposed to be hard to make, 2) It requires a special pan. MMM..Well, today, I learned that they are very easy to make and that they do NOT require a special pan. So, there is absolutely no reason, why I cannot have my favorite treat, whenever I want! HOORAY!!!
I was on Foodpress the other day and one of the highlighted recipes was for Crepes. So, I quickly asked my husband “Hey, would you like crepes for breakfast tomorrow?” He said “Sure.” (I love how he has the confidence in me, that if I say I am going to make something, I will make it. So, I quickly went to my kitchen, threw the ingredients in a blender and placed the batter in my fridge. This morning, my adventure began. I re-blended the batter, turned on my oven to 200F and placed a large plate inside. I then took a very good non-stick frying pan (8 inch) and sprayed it with cooking spray heated it to medium heat. Finally I poured about 1/3 cup of batter in my pan and proceeded to HESITANTLY swirl the batter in a circle. After flipping it over and placing the cooked oddly shaped crepe in the oven, I went over what I did. Well, easy enough, my only problem was not having confidence in myself.
Confidence is key. You have to be sure of yourself (or at least pretend to be) and you will get this crepe made (and most of other life’s daunting tasks). So, this time, armed with my cellphone camera and my batter, I tried again. I made two videos, the first didn’t come out very well (video). Here is my final attempt at recording myself cooking (sorry about the audio and video):
It came out perfectly! I want to thank Janae Monir, for her excellent post and recipe. I used her recipe Jane Monir’s Recipe for Crepes and used 1 tablespoon of Disaronno.
I served it with my Homemade Vanilla Whipped Cream and a Chocolate Sauce:
Ingredients for Vanilla Whipped Cream:
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 tablespoon of confectioners sugar
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1) Chill your bowl and whisk and make sure all your ingredients are cold before starting. I used my kitchenaid, so I chilled the bowl and whisk.
2) Add all ingredients to your bowl and mix until stiff peaks are formed.
3) Adjust for sugar and repeat whisking.
- Chocolate Sauce:
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons of heavy cream
- Microwave for 30 seconds and stir
- If chocolate is not smooth, microwave addition 15 seconds and stir.