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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Lemon Crepes



Who doesn't like crepes? Savoury or sweet, crepes are a fabulous meal.

There is not much art required for making fabulous crepes, but a little bit of imagination can take you places you never thought possible. Technically crepes are super easy and relatively fast to prepare, provided you allow the batter the 1 hour of rest required. Otherwise, and in terms of flavours there is a million ways to go about the additions to crepes, creating a whole new concept each time! For instance, instead of going for the palin old milk, why not go for flavoured milk, say a lemon milk as in my recipe here. Simply, add the grated zest of 1 lemon to 2 cups of milk. Bring the milk and zest to a boil and leave it to cool. Once cool, use this lemon milk to make the batter. You will get marvelous lemon crepes that you will want to have very often :)

In line with this week's focus on: quick and super easy recipes, here comes one very simple to make yet marvelous to have Lemon Crepes Recipe.

You Need
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3 eggs
a pinch of salt
2 tbsp melted butter
7 tbsp lemon milk

Mix all the ingredients together. Thin the mixture with extra milk if necessary. Pass the batter through a sieve and let it stand for at least 1 hour, covered at room temperature. Make the crêpes using regular butter and following instructions above.

Lightly grease a heavy-based frying pan and heat it gently. Remove the pan from the heat add 2 tbsp of the batter. Lift and tilt your pan to spread batter into a thin layer. Return the pan to the heat and brown on 1 side only. Flip over to the other side to ensure it is cooked through, just do not brown it.

Top each crepe with a small piece of butter and finely grated lemon zest, then fold the crêpes into 4, and arrange on buttered plate. sprinkle with Icing sugar and top with Caremelised thin round lemon slices. You can prepare a lemon sugar syrup and serve with these crepes.

Now you can have a perfect Lemon Crepe any time :))

Hope you like this recipe, and that you will give it a try this weekend for a special breakfast. The weather is cooling down and if you are up early in the morning, you can enjoy these in your garden and smell the freshness. Do let me know which is your favourite crepe? and if you like the Best-loved oldie (crepe Suzette) then press this link for both recipes: Regular & Flambee!

You know I love to hear from you, so do leave me a comment before you go, and drop by again soon for more quick and easy recipes :))

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