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i had a craving to eat something sweet that was stackable : crepes

6.15.2011






sunday morning. we get to sleep in. ah, sweet bliss!
and we get to have a very indulgent breakfast together.
i've shared with you before that i imagine heaven to be
a beautiful mountain meadow where i get to ride a white horse
all day every day...i think i'll have to add to my vision of heaven
sweet breakfasts that include creme fraiche.

anyway, i like to bring a bit of heaven into my life here,
so creme fraiche and crepes were on our menu this last sunday.

the recipe:

1 1/4 cup flour
3 eggs
1 1/4 cup whole milk
3 Tbsp butter (or 2 Tbsp ghee)
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla (or almond extract if you're out of vanilla)

whisk it all together. leave no lumps swimming about. you want the batter smooth, smooth, smooth.
then i use a 1/4 cup measuring cup and drip it onto a frying pan over medium heat, then i roll the pan around thinning out the batter as much as possible. (we used to have a "crepe" pan, but it wasn't that great. a frying pan works best for us).
i like my crepes a little crispy, so i wait for some golden brown color to show up before i flip it, using a spatula.
since i usually only cook one crepe at a time, i have to keep the finished crepes hiding under a clean dish towel, stacking them on top of each other. that seems to keep them pretty warm.

then add your fave toppings. some of our faves:
creme fraiche
pure maple syrup
powdered sugar (aka confectioners sugar)
fruit of any kind (strawberries, blueberries, peaches...or all of the above!)


this recipe serves two very hungry adults.

and since we usually totally sugar ourselves out the morning
we have a nice savory balance later in the day.
oh, the food sunday brings us!

enjoy!



{p.s. just found my dream home here}

18 comments:

stephanie said...

That sounds wonderful!

Cassie said...

looks absolutely WONDERUL!

Caroline said...

YUM!!!!! One of my favorite meals growing up was my mom's crepes ... she would use fresh berries and the crepe itself was so fluffy, soft, and light. The crepe tasted like a wonderful cloud. I love this post!! xo.

Erika Lee Sears said...

it looks like heaven. I love a good crepe or a pancake for a sunday breakfast. Is that bad that I put crepe and pancake in the same category? gorgeous photos!

Ann Marie said...

Erika,

I think it is safe to classify pancakes in the same category as crepes...I am no crepe snob by any means. :)

Oliag said...

I have been to a creperie restaurant in France but have never tried to make them myself...something I may have to remedy soon! Your photos are good enough to eat!

Brown Paper Packages said...

Hello there! Just read your comment on my blog, then in turn discovered yours... and today is now brighter and more beautiful because of this!! What a delight your words and images are... thank you for sharing beauty with the world...Have a smiley day!

Julie said...

I am now dying to have these! I do love anything I can put syrup and fruit on.

Mdmslle. said...

Just perfect.

amy w - over and under said...

Yum! I'm glad you commented on my blog, because here I am, I like your place. And by the looks of it you have some kick ass cameras to hand! I'm looking forward to browsing the archives

Kat said...

Wowsers; I'm so glad you commented on my blog which led me to discovering yours...you're such an amazing photographer! These crepes look simply divine, and your blog is going straight to my RSS :)

amy said...

Your photos are beautiful, Ann. Every time you post about food I think of CJ talking about how food is a sacrament...and how weird and uptight I was in those days about not eating anything that wasn't explicitly designed to prevent cancer. He made an impact with his passionate and earnest response to my rigidity and helped me soften my approach a little. So many good things come from food :) xoxo

Ann Marie said...

you know, Pamy, Ceej has that effect on me too...i can be uber-rigid and he's so passionate in the other direction (as in, life should be ENJOYABLE) that luckily he opens my eyes. since i left the world of veganism i can really enjoy me some creme fraiche!

Anna said...

What a divine post. The crepes look truly magnificent and I love your photographic eye.

So glad to tumble into your blogland today! I'm quite sure I'll be back very soon...

Jaclyn said...

These look so delicious and your photos are amazing. It makes everything looks so peaceful and tasty.

Kristina said...

this looks sooo good, I think I will try them on Sunday! mmh, yummy :)

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, those look good! Your photography on your blog is just gorgeous!

nolitawanders said...

Waking up on Saturday morning and reading this post, doesn't get better than this!

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