Saturday, December 29, 2007

celebrating crepes

Christmas was as lovely as I had hoped, and highlighted with the last-minute arrangement that brought the marvelous Nyborg family to our home to share a salmon dinner & an easily . Nyborgs were our best friends during the second Provo, UT era of our lives. Then we headed to Nashville & they to Florida, but our changing lives have just recently brought us a quick hour-and-a-half on the freeway apart. We met and bonded on the back row of the chapel with our wiggly babies who were happier finding a bit of floor space there, and the first two years of those babies' lives featured a lot of camping and good food together. Jeri introduced us to the perfect tradition of Sunday night crepes, and I still use her recipe. The photo above shows my plate this morning, with my preferred filling (and also shows one of the sleek forks from my new husband-gifted flatware!). Audrey dumps a cup of powdered sugar and a bit of coconut on hers. After a bit of other-recipe crepe frustration, Jeri's recipe (from her brother who was a missionary in France, if I remember correctly) is slick and reliable. I make it from memory now, but I believe it's the original:

Jeri's Sunday Night Crepes

Heat pans to medium (on my stove, anyway), lightly spritz with olive oil. Or butter heavily :).

Mix in large bowl:
1 c. flour (substituting wheat has been a sticky mess, so it's bleached for me)
1 t. salt
1/4 c. sugar

Mix the liquids:
1 c. milk (I use powdered milk to rotate my food storage)
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 T. canola oil

Add liquid gradually into dry ingredients, starting with a small amount and whisking it constantly to keep smooth. Add a small amount of water or milk to a pourable consistency. Scoop about 1/3 c. of batter into a hot skillet and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Flip when the edges just start to brown and cook lightly on the other side.


sd said...

Holiday crepes...yum yum good memories. Merry Christmas from Nashville.

vfg said...

thanks. we miss you...