Easy Crepes

This is the first weekend in October so that means that it is General Conference weekend and so we try to do something a little different and even fun for the food options. Last spring for the April General Conference sessions I made crepes upon request. Ben evidently had experiences with his Aunt Maude and Uncle Cordel doing this on Sunday morning before conference. Not a problem. I can do crepes, so I did.

Now are you ready for a confession? I had managed to make it successfully past our thirteenth anniversary before making crepes at any point in our marriage for the first time. Now I had made crepes before, so it was not like I was totally inexperienced in the art of making crepes, but it was not something I was going to jump up and volunteer for every morning or even once a week.

In my opinion, they are a lot of work. It is not hard, it is just a lot of work. Keep in mind that for a couple of people, it is not a big deal but when you are cooking for five people it is a five times the work. At least when I make pancakes I have my large double burner griddle to cook on and I can cook and flip six to eight pancakes at a time. With crepes, I am limited to one or two. The pace is much slower. They are more delicate. There are more toppings to prepare. The list just goes on.

Do not get me wrong, they are delicious and the kids do seem to enjoy them but they disappear faster than they took to prepare and cook.

Nonetheless, they are fun and something different for us.

Easy Crepes
makes about 2 dozen crepes

1 cup cold water
1 cup cold milk
3 eggs
3 tsp Single Strength Penzeys Vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp unsalted butter
1.5 cups flour

Melt butter, let cool slightly. In mixer with whisk beater, beat eggs. Slowly add milk, water, melted butter, and vanilla. Add sugar and salt. Carefully add flour. Mix at medium speed for a few minutes.

Lightly grease and heat 8″ skillet over medium heat.

Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into skillet and slowly rotate pan so batter spreads evenly over the bottom of the pan in a nice uniform shape. Let cook until top starts to appear dry (or the bottom is lightly browned). Carefully flip with a large spatula. Cook until other side is lightly browned.

Serve with your toppings and fillings of your choice.

We had a lot of different toppings and fillings:

  • Nutella
  • Peanut butter – crunchy and creamy
  • Whipped topping
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Strawberry preserves
  • Honey
  • Fresh sliced bananas
  • Fresh sliced strawberries
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Fresh sliced pineapple

Everyone had a lot of fun picking what they were going to put in each crepe and eating it all up. There was only a little bit of fruit left when we were done. Everyone was well fed and ready to listen to the Prophet and other General Authorities during General Conference.

(left to right) Andrew, Kyle, Ben, my empty spot, and Lance

General Conference happens every six months–the first weekends in April and October. Thus as Kyle said, “lets do this again in six months.” And how can I deny these happy faces?

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