Crepes – My new FAV food (Recipe)

 
 
I don’t know if you remember, but last month when my husband took me to Chelsea,MI for my birthday we stayed in the cutest little bed and breakfast. Well, during the breakfast part of our stay we were served crepes.  This was my first experience having a crepe (Yes, I know. . 30 years with no crepe. .sounds nuts doesn’t it?) and I fell instantly in love with them.  How could you not? The ones I had were filled with yogurt and fruits for breakfast eating.  So naturally as soon as I returned home from my trip I found a way to make them for myself!
Here is my take on home made crepes.  It is a pretty easy recipe once you get the hang of flipping those buggars in the pan. I must admit that several crepes were just eaten in a big pile instead of a pretty little roll because I could not get them to flip properly.  But, as always, practice makes perfect!

       Ingredients:

  • Yogurt – I used plain with mandarin oranges and chocolate yogurt with strawberries, but you can be creative.
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  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 c butter, melted
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 c milk
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • dash of salt
  1. First, add all of the ingredients except the flour and yogurt into a bowl. (butter, sugar, milk, water, vanilla, salt)
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  3. Mix ingredients using a hand mixer on high until well blended.  Slowly add in flour until incorporated.
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  5. Place the mixture into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to chill.
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  7. Once you remove the mixture from the fridge blend for another minute using your handheld mixer.
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  9. Prepare your 8″ skillet pan by adding 1/2 tsp. butter and heating to med. high.
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  11. Pour a thin layer of batter in the skillet and allow to slightly brown, then flip and cook the opposite side.

 
TIP: You will know when they are ready to flip because the edges will easily lift up.
 
    7. Fill with yogurt and fruit, roll and enjoy!
 
 
Boy, did my kids devour these. . they even asked for seconds. So if you need help getting some fruits and yogurt into your kids diets, give this a try.  I am also planning to prepare these for Christmas breakfast at our house with the in laws.  Lets see if I can impress my in laws with my fancy new recipe.  . lol.
As always, we love your feedback! Let us know what you are preparing for Christmas breakfast this year. Links, photos, recipes are appreciated. We may even try it out and feature it on our blog.
 
 
Enjoy!
<3 Dick and Jane

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