Monday, February 15, 2010

Recipe Monday

Yesterday being Valentines day called for something a little decadent.
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(these are dark, almost burnt 'cause the man likes 'em that way!)

I rarely make these crepes (really flat pancakes) because to make them really, really good - they have to be loaded with stuff we try to rarely put into our mouths. (Note: the word try......the intent not always matching the result.....ahem).

And the reason is because of the lard shortening and corn syrup.


sooooooo good!

Again (sorry) this is not really a recipe but something I watched my MIL make many times so you just have to get a feel for it.


yesterday I measured everything (aren't I good?) so here is the recipe.
And don't forget to check out the other yummy offerings at Colleens place.

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Crepes (for 3....or 2 bigguns, 2 smalluns)

3 eggs
3/4 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
pinch of vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
shortening for frying
corn syrup or maple syrup

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Beat up the eggs with mixer.

Add the baking powder, salt and keep mixing. Slowly add some flour, some milk till all is mixed.

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See how thin this is? That makes for a very thin and crispy crepe.

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I use about 1-2 TB shortening per pan. The more the crispier. The way the batter goes in the pan is the key to the crispiness. I pour it slowly while rolling the pan so it is not even or pretty at all but it is crispy.
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Flip it.
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I use a pretty hot pan so it gets done quite quickly.

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Smother it in corn syrup (or maple syrup).

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Colleen said...

ooohhhhhhhhh Wanda Wanda Wanda!!! You never seize to amaze this!! You creative little thing you : ) The recipe looks yummy but love your directions..your like our own little PW...we'll just call you "The Wanda Woman" get it, like Wonder Woman? LOL ok that was bad...back to drinking for me.....: P

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OH MY.......these look SOOOOO SINFULL!!! I have never tried to make crepes....... but after reading this, I am going to have to give them a whirl:) Thanks for sharing this recipe.....YUMMMMM!!

Happy Monday:)



Love Letters To China said...

Wanda... these look delicious! We try to steer away from such decadent meals too, but I might have to try these one day soon. I think my picky little eater might even like to try these.

Thanks for sharing.... YUMMY!!!


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Gail said...

I have made crepes, a looong time ago and now you've inspired me. These look fabulous and oh so yummy!!!! Love your Recipe Mondays, Wanda!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I've never made crepes but these look so easy--the pictures convinced me! Look forward to trying them.

Dita said... THAT is what I call BREAKFAST or LUNCH, OR DINNER! These look heavenly. I can't wait to try them out.
You do make it look easy but I know making crepes is a learned art so I'll expect to kill a few before I get them just right!


Courtney said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your recipe sounds really yummy!

Buckeroomama said...

The first time I made crepes was in French class and I've loved them since! Cute heart cut-outs, perfect for Valentine's Day! :)

Jodee Leader said...

Those look sooo yummy. I have never had a crepe before :(

Lisa said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yummy yum yum!!

The perfect treat for a decadent day!!

I love that its a family recipe too.....I feel like you have passed on a family treasure to us ~ thank you!!

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Mahmee said...

I can feel my cholesterol climbing back up just looking at those crepes. But oh...don't they look delightful.

She Writes said...

Yum, These look like a must try!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wanda! These look so scrum-diddly-umptious! Oh my goodness : ) I think Kaish would ADORE these as he is all about pancakes : ) Thanks for the great idea! Next time Gar doesn't have to work I am all over this recipe!

jenbusymom said...

So sweet! My hubby loves them thin and I can never quite get them thin enough, I might have to give this one a go!