Friday was my birthday. It had stormed and school was cancelled so everyone was at home. I woke up about 8:30 (which is sleeping in around here) and could not go back to sleep.
I went to the kitchen and made crepes. They came out perfectly. They were thin and cooked to a perfect brown. I put butter on mine, then sprinkled powdered sugar on it, then dribbled frozen strawberry jam on it, then rolled it up and ate it. Super yum.
Crepes are basically a pancake recipe; however, they are very thin and delicate and can be filled with just about anything.
INGREDIENTS AND DIRECTIONS:
1 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of sugar
Just a sprinkle of salt
In one bowl or a large glass measuring cup, mix these three ingredients together.
2 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of melted butter
Then in another bowl, beat these three ingredients together. You want it smooth and frothy.
Now pour the dry ingredients into the wet ones. Beat or whisk the mixture until it is smooth.
I use an electric griddle and I set it to the highest temperature: 400 degrees.
I pour a small amount of oil on the griddle, then use a paper towel to spread it evenly around.
I also pour all the batter into a large 4 cup glass measuring cup with a lip. The lip allows you to pour the batter on the griddle and not make a mess.
Brown the crepe on both sides. I flip it when it starts to bubble on the first side, then I lift it a little to see if it is brown. When it is, I flip it.
After I made the crepes, I pulled all the leftovers from Thanksgiving and started canning them. I canned 4 quarts of beans, 4 quarts of turkey broth, 3 pints of pumpkin, and 2 pints of stew.
We did some cleaning and made supper. Then I took the rest of the day off and watched TV and worked on a project. It was a really nice day. It is always a good day when one accomplishes a lot.
May each of you enjoy such days.