Sunday, August 17, 2014

My Mom's Crepe Recipe

I'm going to share one of my all time favorite family recipes with you.  It is one of those recipes that I hold dear to my heart because it brings back such happy childhood memories. My brother and I would be sleeping and wake up just from the aroma alone. Now, today, I make them for my own 2 girls and they wake up the same way. The funniest memory I have is my brother and I fighting over how many crepes each one of us got. We'd fight over the last one as well because it always made an uneven batch. Well, same thing with my girls. I see them fighting about the exact same thing and it just brings a smile to my face. Most parents don't like when their children fight and believe me, I don't, but it's all for the yumminess of this recipe. 

Now, one thing I must say....this is a recipe you have to play around with. Reason being, it's all about the consistency. Can't be too thick like a pancake or too thin. It has to be just right and you'll know after a few trys. If it's too thick, can't roll them. If it's too thin, they rip apart when trying to flip them. 

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did and my children do. Of course you can add your own ingredients that best suits you. 

What you'll need:
Cast iron crepe pan
2 Cups All-purpose Flour
2 Tbl. Sugar
Pinch salt
3/4 milk
3/4 water (add more as needed)
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. melted butter 

Mix dry ingredients first. Make a well with dry ingredients. In a seperate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Combine wet into dry. Use a whisk to combine. Don't over mix. Add more water until it's a smooth consistency. Use a ladder to determine consistency by laddeling and dropping it back into bowl. Again, it shouldn't be too thick, more on the thinner side. 

Heat up crepe pan. You don't have to add more butter because batter has it incorporated. Drop a ladle amount and quickly turn the pan with your wurst until entire pan has a thin layer. Cooks in 1 minute. Flip onto other side and only cook 15-20 seconds. Repeat these steps. 

When complete, top with fresh berries and powdered sugar and of course your favorite maple syrup. 

Bon appetit! 

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