i made crepes for the first time! no, this is not my picture…i was too lazy to make a visual production of my food – though it was the photo that inspired my craving…and the recipe (found here), which i will also share below.
yes, crepes are easy. and delicious. why haven’t i made them before? no idea, really. though i’m glad i did. SOGOOD! and foolproof.
Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 cup (5 ounces) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk (2% worked just fine for me, too.)
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Sugar (to sprinkle on afterwards, if you want)
1. Place oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet and heat over low heat for at least 10 minutes.
2. While skillet is heating, whisk together flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, and salt in medium bowl. In separate bowl, whisk together milk and eggs. Add half of milk mixture to dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Add butter and whisk until incorporated. Whisk in remaining milk mixture until smooth.
3. Using paper towel, wipe out skillet, leaving thin film of oil on bottom and sides. Increase heat to medium and let skillet heat for 1 minute. After 1 minute, test heat of skillet by placing 1 teaspoon batter in center and cook for 20 seconds. If mini crêpe is golden brown on bottom, skillet is properly heated; if it is too light or too dark, adjust heat accordingly and retest.
4. Pour ¼ cup batter into far side of pan and tilt and shake gently until batter evenly covers bottom of pan. Cook crêpe without moving it until top surface is dry and crêpe starts to brown at edges, loosening crêpe from side of pan with rubber spatula, about 25 seconds. Gently slide spatula underneath edge of crêpe, grasp edge with fingertips, and flip crêpe. Cook until second side is lightly spotted, about 20 seconds. Transfer cooked crêpe to wire rack, inverting so spotted side is facing up. Return pan to heat and heat for 10 seconds before repeating with remaining batter. As crêpes are done, stack on wire rack.
btw: this crepe cake looks heavenly…my next “crepe project” to try:
have you ever been to FOODGAWKER.COM ?! oh my…it’s amazing. just go…and you’ll find yourself craving everything you see. i especially like looking under popular and favorites. SO MANY THINGS TO TRY! not enough time…or dinero.
this is how i feel today:
last october i had bronchitis. for a whole bloody month i had this horrendous cough! it sounded like death. though i didn’t realize it was bronchitis until i went to the doctor two weeks into the never-ending coughing. it was strange to me that i wasn’t congested, my nose was fine – and i felt pretty ok – just coughed. it got nasty though. low fever and feeling achy and tired. and the hacking my lungs out – horrible and painful at times. and exhausting.
anyway…for the past few days…i’ve had this “cough”. nothing else, just coughing. and progressing. the past couple nights it’s made it impossible to sleep well. and today, i feel like a zombie. tired. bags under the eyes. slight headache. slightly feverish, but i’m not positive. i don’t want to go all HYPOCHONDRIAC – but i reallyreallyR E A L L Y hope it’s not the ol’ bronchitis again. BOOOOO!
thought for today:
rad photo-manipulation for the day:
and, along with the food-bit of this post, a neat shabby/chic DiY food display out of tins and candlestick holders! ingenuity – i love it.
now i just need someone to write a “love note” to.
i officially suck at my photo challenge. i work 9-5. come home and usually head to the gym. by the time i get home i’m tired, needing a shower, and it’s too dark to take pictures. excuses? yeah, maybe. whatevs.
and really, today i just want to go home and take a nap. or curl up with a good movie. or even better, with one of the 6 books i have in my room waiting to be read.