Crepes With Berry Compote.

Crepes seem so intimidating; getting the perfect,even thinness with out breaking or burning it. Just the thought makes me sweat ! Lol I made crepes one time before this and it was basically a disaster.

So I challenged myself again today to some crepe making and it was a success! I’d say the key to a great crepe is a great nonstick  pan, dassit!

Unfortunately due to me being a one man army I couldn’t really get a good picture of my technique, but I’ll do my best to explain, other than that the recipe is easy peasy & easy on the pockets. Let’s get started!:

For The Crepes:

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)

2 egss

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To Make The Crepes:

1. In a blender (I used my Nutrit Bullet) add flour, water, milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract and sugar & blend until smooth. Place mixture in the fridge while you make your berry compote. If you’re not using a compote leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.IMG_3459IMG_3461IMG_3462IMG_3464IMG_3466IMG_3467

2. Heat skillet on medium high with a little butter just to coat the bottom of your pan.

I find that pouring batters from a measuring cup is easier and less messy, so if you have one, transfer it to a measuring cup.

3. Once your amazing non stick pan is hot, pour your batter making a letter C and lift the pan swirling it around to coat the pan with the batter. You wanna move fast here because the batter will start cooking instantly being that your pan is hot.IMG_3484IMG_3485IMG_3488IMG_3491

4. Once you’ve done your cool little swirl action thingy and the bottom is coated with the batter let it cook for two minutes, lift up one end of the crepe and flip it, allow the other side to cook for a minute. IMG_3494

& that’s it! Repeat steps until your batter is done, occasionally you might want to rub a little butter to coat the pan between every other crepe.

For The Compote:

5 strawberries, sliced.

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

The juice of half an orange

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Orange zest

To make the compote:

1. Place cornstarch in the orange juice & stir (this keeps the compote thick & syrupy)

2. Place the strawberries & blueberries in a pot over medium heat, add sugar, vanilla extract, orange juice & orange zest, stir.IMG_3470IMG_3472IMG_3475IMG_3482

3. Once the fruits break down lower heat and allow to semi boil for 5 mins. Once the fruits have broken down and are soft turn off stove.IMG_3480

Go ahead and stuff your crepes however you like & enjoy!

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