Feb 21 2010

Morning After Crepe Party

Published by at 3:56 pm under Brunch,Entertaining

I know I’m officially old because I have more fun the morning after a big night out than during the night itself. A couple of friends from Santa Clara came up to the city for some “night-crawling” and ended up crashing on sofas in the neighborhood, and when we all woke up around 10 o’clock, brunch was on the mind.

I had a serious craving for crêpes and headed to the grocery store for crêpe mix, which I assumed would be something like pancake mix. Turns out, it doesn’t exist — or at least not at my Safeway. So I found a recipe on my trust Epicurious iPhone app, which only occasionally leads me astray.

DIY Crêpes

Ingredients (via Epicurious):

1 cup plus 2 tbsp whole milk

2 large eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tbsp sugar

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla (my addition)

Blend milk, eggs, flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, and salt in a blender, scraping down side once or twice, until batter is smooth, about 1 minute. Let batter stand at room temperature 1 hour (this prevents tough crêpes).

So, I naturally didn’t have an hour to let it stand, but they turned out fine anyway. We buttered a large skillet and made the crepes continuously — just watch them and flip like pancakes — and set out an array of goodies to choose from: Nutella, sliced banana, different jams (blackberry and four fruits preserves), honey and some powdered sugar for dusting.

The Nutella and banana were by far the preferred toppings. If I did another crêpe party, I’d maybe saute some sliced apples or pears and peanut butter as well, or even branch out into savory ones — swiss cheese, egg and prosciutto would be a big hit!

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  1. JTon 21 Feb 2010 at 4:01 pm

    These were really good I must say! I didn’t realize how easy they were to make…