Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Year of the Crepe

In May, I ordered a crepe right from a street vendor at the Vanves Flea Market in Paris and watched her make a large butter & sugar crepe before my eyes.

In July, I found my Mom's electric crepe maker in a box in the basement (circa 1978 and never been used!) and spent an entire weekend trying to master it well enough to make dessert for four.

In August, I took a free cooking class at Williams-Sonoma titled "Crepes & Croques." And later that month, I gave in and ordered the spectacular jambon & fromage crepe (above) from a little French bistro in town. Yum!

I am not saying that I have thrown in the towel. But I definitely have miles to go before I sleep, as far as crepes are concerned. This, my friends, is the year of the crepe. Any tips would be appreciated.


LillyB said...

Bless your heart! Practice makes perfect Anne!! Don't give up and before long you will have mastered it!!
In your corner!!

Anne Reeves said...

Next I am going to try a Julia Child recipe I found. Fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

Ann, I'll share my recipe - it came from Playboy about 2 generations ago! The "trick" is in making the batter and then letting it sit in the fridge overnight.

My daughter took my electric crepe maker, and now I just use a small teflon coated skillet. I make a whole stack at one time then use what I need and freeze the remainder for a busy day. (I'll put a copy of the recipe in my purse so I can give it to you the next time I see you.) Marilyn