Homemade Crepes!

This was something I’ve always wanted to make at home, and it was surprisingly simple! I think crepes are simple, delicious, and there are so many variations on how you can make them, which just makes them that much better. I think no matter what you have at home in your fridge, you can probably find something to put together to make a crepe. I found a few sweet things that I wanted to try, but you can also create savoury or salty crepes too. I think my next crepe will be a spiced indian crepe, or perhaps a vietnamese style crepe. More to come!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2T butter

For the filling, I used

  • 1 banana
  • 50g chocolate
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 25g mascarpone cheese (what I had leftover from the risotto recipe)
  • 2T Grand Marnier
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 80g brown sugar
  • 1T confessionary sugar

RECIPE

All you do is combine the flour and eggs, then whisk in the milk and water mix.
Once completely incorporated, melt the butter and whisk in as well.
Spray a large pan. Once hot, ladle in your crepe batter, quickly rotating the pan to make a very thin layer of batter along the whole bottom of the pan.
After about 10 seconds, the crepe should be loose on the pan and easy to move around.
This is the tricky part. The most important thing here is to get a nice even flip. Lift the pan off the heat, tilt downwards facing away from you. Quickly push the crepe away from you, and pull the pan back and downwards to give it a full flip and to cook the other side. This is sometimes difficult to learn, and it takes a bit of confidence in yourself. Once you got it though, it is a cinch.
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As for the filling,
Cut up your banana, then heat up a small pan. Add your brown sugar and bananas to the pan first then caramelize the sugar and banana, approx 4-5 min.
Add the grand marnier and cinnamon to the caramel.
Meanwhile, take your chocolate, put in a heat proof bowl and set on a boiling pot of water to melt the chocolate. Once melted, take the bowl off the heat and move to an ice bath, cooling down the chocolate for the last ingredients.

Add in the vanilla and then fold the mascarpone cheese in as well.
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Once done, just spread the chocolate mix on the bottom of one crepe, then put some of the banana caramel filling on top. Sift confectionary sugar on top of the crepe and serve! This first time of making crepes was a huge success! I will be making these more and more often. Please let me know if theres a type of crepe you want me to make, any flavours you think would go well? Let me know and I will make it to try!
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