Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I watched Senior Skip Day last night and in this theatrical masterpiece there was a scene involving crepes. The wonder pancake that goes with anything, it’s music to my ears. I’ve never made them before so I decided to go to my life instruction website (i.e. the Food Network) and look up an easy looking recipe. I found one, and it goes as follows:
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
* 1/2 cup milk
* 3 large eggs
* 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a blender of food processor blend the flour, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, the milk, the eggs, the butter, and the salt for 5 seconds. Turn off the motor, with a rubber spatula scrape down the sides of the container, and blend the batter for 20 seconds more. Transfer the batter to a bowl and let it stand, covered, for 1 hour. (The batter may be made up to 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled)
Yield: Enough batter for about 20 crepes
TO MAKE CREPES: Melted unsalted butter for brushing the pan Crepe batter (recipe above)
Heat a crepe pan or non-stick skillet measuring 6 to 7 inches across the bottom over moderate heat until it is hot. Brush the pan lightly with the butter, heat the pan until it is hot but now smoking, and remove it from the heat. Stir the batter, half fill a 1/4 cup measure with it, and pour the batter into the pan. Tilt and rotate the pan quickly to cover the bottom with a thin layer of batter and then turn the pan to the heat, loosen the edge of the crepe until the underside is browned lightly. Turn the crepe, brown the other side lightly and transfer the crepe to a plate. Make crepes with remaining batter in the same manner, brushing with butter as necessary. (The crepes may be made in advance, stacked, wrapped in plastic wrap, and chilled for up to 3 days or frozen.)
I’m off to make them, and I will update you with what they look like. Hopefully they turn out something like above.
Thin, light and fluffy but crisp at the edges.