w/ banana filling and berry sauce
What I love about crepes they can be savory or sweet.
You can fill crepes with anything you'd like. I filled this one with bananas. Ali, had nutella in his.
Making the crepe
crepes are very, very thin.
There are many crepe recipes out there; this just happen to be one I decided to try. For the most part it's pretty simple and basic - I guess that's why I gave it a try right out the gate of making crepes - I wanted something simple. I've since come across other crepe recipes that require a little more steps, and not so quick, fast, 123. But that's okay, everything can't be fast, and taking your time is most likely better anyway.
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1 egg yoke
* 2 tsp. vanilla extract (I used only one)
* 1/2 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
* 2 tsp. sugar (I use brown raw)
* 1/8 tsp salt
* 1 tbsp and 2 tsp melted butter
In a large bowl, mix together the milk, egg yolk and vanilla, sift together the flour, sugar and salt into the bowl. add the melted butter and stir until well blended.
Heat a round, smooth 9-inch pan over medium heat until hot. Coat lightly with cooking spray. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into the pan, lift up the pan from the heat and tip to spread the batter to the edges; return to heat. When bubbles form on the top (I didn't really see any bubbles, so I used my better judgement), and the edges are dry, flip over with a wide spatula and cook until lightly browned on the other side and edges are golden. Repeat with remaining batter.
* Place crepe on a plate, fill with 1/4 cup raspberry compote, dust with powdered sugar - I didn't (opt.). And serve immediately.
* I filled my crepe with fresh bananas, and Ali's was filled with nutella. For the berry sauce in the picture above, I don't really have a recipe, because I kind of just winged it. It was a simple sauce. I put some fruit in a sauce pan, added a little sugar (unrefined) and water; cook until it starts to thicken, let it cool down a bit, and you'll get a nice simple fruit sauce. It was just one of those times I just got in there and did it! In which will happen often
Here is a compote sauce that came with the recipe:
Warm Raspberry Compote:
* 3 cups ripe raspberries, rinsed
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
In a saucepan, combine the berries, sugar, and lemon juice. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer, stirring frequently until the sugar dissolves and the berries give up their juices. Continue simmering stirring occasionally, until the juices thicken to a syrupy consistency, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Serve warm with crepes, ice cream, breakfast oatmeal, etc., or cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate.
adapt. from thecomfortofcooking.blogspot.com