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1-2-3 CREPES!


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One of my fondest memories of childhood was the delicious crepes my dad would make us for breakfast. After moving out on my own, I always seemed to struggle with remembering exactly how they were made. I forever looked to various food blogs, recipe books and of course a phone call to dad, just to get a close variant of these childhood crepes. Well, after having my son, I started experimenting with easy foods that would keep my morning super simple.

I began following a crepe recipe that involved too many 1/4 & 1/2 ingredients. It would confuse me all the time and cause me to look up the recipe each and every time. I thought to myself, surely there’s an easier way for me to remember such a “simple” morning treat. Pick-3 So I began experimenting with quantities and ingredients. Could I leave certain ingredients out or increase the quantity of others, without a huge difference? Those were the questions I was asking myself as I attempted to simplify this recipe. During which, I would very frequently reminisce of my very first attempt at making crepes.

The story goes like this:
Once upon a time I felt the need to make crepes on my own. Forgetting the exact ingredients, I had mixed flour and eggs together. Unsure as to why the mixture was so thick , I figured adding more eggs to my batter would give me more of a liquid consistency. One egg after another, I kept adding, until I had used the whole carton of eggs. Forgetting that milk or water would be a helpful ingredient, I continued on with my batter as is. I heated the skillet and began making my delicious crepes. Well, after frying all my batter, I quietly placed all my 10 crepes on the table in hopes my family would enjoy a delicious treat! To my disappointment I was greeted by my father who questioned my ingredients as he took a bite from my “crepes”. After happily telling him I had used the whole carton of eggs to make this delicacy, he scolded me and told me I forgot the milk! I had a “DOH!!” moment.
Long story short, no body wanted my crepes, including myself and all were thrown into the trash. I laugh at this memory NOW. I am very happy that I have moved past those kitchen dilemmas and have conquered the basics, at least!

The conclusion that I came to with my crepes was as easy as 1-2-3! And I literally use those three numbers to make my crepes. Allow me to explain. I start with a countdown: 3-2-1

I use 3 eggs, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt to start my crepes. Then I count up: 1-2-3
I add 1 cup of flour, 2 cups of milk, and 3 tablespoons of olive oil to my batter.
That’s it! I’ve never questioned how much of what to add since this discovery!
It’s literally as easy as 1-2-3! (I should get Elmo to endorse these crepes)

Of course, you can alter the amount of sugar in this recipe. Sometimes I completely leave out the sugar, and sweeten my crepe with a drizzle of honey on top. It’s totally up to you!

I hope this has inspired you to find what works for you, because that’s really what cooking is all about.

1-2-3 CREPES!

Serving Size: 3

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat 3 eggs together. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and I teaspoon of salt. Mix.
  2. Add 1 cup of flour and 2 cups of milk. Mix, making sure there are no lumps.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix and allow mixture to stand for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat large skillet on medium. Pour one cup of batter onto skillet. Cook for 7 minutes, then flip. Allow to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. *Note: The longer your skillet remains on heated stove, the shorter the cook times will become with every cup added after the first batch. Therefore, reduce amount of time crepe needs cooking. Cook for 2-4 minutes instead, then flipping to cook for 1 minute.
  6. The crepe should still have flexibility, however stiff enough to flip without folding and losing form.
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  • Beca September 13, 2015 at 12:50 am

    These look yummy!! I am trying them tomorrow!

    • Vladimir September 13, 2015 at 3:02 am

      Wow! Great! Would love to hear your feedback. I saw your blog yesterday. It looks great! I liked the picture of the pineapple drink you have on there. I saw it on Pinterest. Great color combination.