Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Camilla's Crêperie

Standardized testing has paid the bills for me at different times in my life. I've written and edited standardized tests. I've taught prep classes for standardized tests. But, with all of that, I don't get the fuss. Maybe it's because of all that that I don't get it. Parents fret over preparation or what they perceive as lack of preparation. Parents get incensed over the results. It's just a test. Chill out.

Still that doesn't stop me from making whatever breakfast the boys want on testing morning. So, as today was the first morning of Riley's STAR tests, I asked him what he wanted for breakfast; his answer: crêpes.

"Mom, do you know why I asked for crêpes?"
Because you like them.
"Well, yes, I do like them. But it's because your pancakes aren't very good."
Maybe we should work on the balance between candor and tact.

1 C white whole wheat flour
3 eggs
2 C milk

Whisk everything together to form a thin batter. Heat and butter a griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Pour the batter onto the pan. Tip and rotate pan to spread batter as thinly as possible. Brown on both sides and serve hot. This recipe makes between 8-10 crêpes. Once the crêpe is cooked, I smear it lightly with whatever jam I have on hand, roll it up, and dust it with powered sugar.

This morning the fillings of the day, for the boys, were: Trader Joe's mango butter and Bonne Maman's fig preserves. Since I'm more of a savory gal, mine had wilted spinach, caramelized onions, and feta cheese.


  1. I love crepes, but they've never been my forte. You've inspired me to give them another try!

    Have you ever made Julia Child's Crepes Farcies et Roulees? It's one of my very favorite savory crepe dishes ever.

  2. @Jenn, no I never have. But I love both ham and mushrooms, so I might give that a try soon. Thanks.


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