Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Birthday Crepes

It is a tradition around here to have crepes for breakfast on your birthday. Since we have a lot of spring birthdays, we have been having a lot of crepe breakfasts... which is perfectly fine with me. I absolutely love crepes. My favorite filling is Nutella or powdered sugar, but my husband and oldest daughter prefer plain old granulated sugar... The filling choices are endless, which makes crepes so much fun and so delicious.
Little FYI for you... Did you know you pronounce crepes with a short "e" sound as in elephant, not with the long "a" sound that all Americans pronounce it with. I always say it the correct way since I was a French minor in college, but I always get teased for it. ;)

Birthday Crepes

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Mix the flour and sugar together. Gradually add the dry to the wet ingredients, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Roll up with your favorite fillings. Best served hot.

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