Friday, June 1, 2018

Crêpes for the Creature of Habit

Our R-Ball is sixteen today. That is crazy. Being the creature of habit that he is, when I asked what he wanted for breakfast, he answered, "It's not a birthday breakfast without crêpes, Mom." Done.

And while Jake prefers fresh berries and unsweetened whipped cream, the birthday boy wanted sugar and lemon. D slathered his with Nutella and strawberry jam. My teeth hurt just looking at that creation.

Happy 16th birthday, R-Ball.

On to the crêpes...

  • 1-1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 C organic whole milk
  • dash of ground cardamom
  • butter, for cooking
  • For serving: jam, unsweetened whipped cream, fresh raspberries, organic granulated sugar, lemon wedges, Nutella, cheese (for any savory lovers!)

Whisk all of the ingredients together until lump-free. Let sit for at least 20 minutes. Heat a large flat-bottom pan and rub the bottom with butter. Pour the batter in the middle of the pan and quickly make a tilting motion to distribute the batter all over the pan. The goal: have as thin a batter layer as possible.

Cook until the crêpe is a bit stiff and flip over, cooking for another minute The pancake should be lightly browned on both sides. Repeat till all the batter is used; I made 10 crêpes with the quantities listed.

Let everyone assemble their own crêpes. The birthday boy sprinkled his with sugar and drizzled that with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

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