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At home with Sophia: Crepes

By Sophia Carlini - 6 August 2016 0

Having recently spent a month in the European summer, I have returned home a little more rounded. If you’ve ever been to Europe, you will  know that the food over there is seriously carb-heavy.

I don’t usually eat dessert, but hey! When in Rome right?! One of the biggest dessert options in Europe is crepes. They usually come filled with honey and walnuts or Eurocreme; Eurocreme is like Nutella’s poor cousin! I don’t like it – at all!

We became a little addicted to eating crepes daily; so much so, that we ended up buying our own jar of Nutella and whipping it out of my handbag when it came time for dessert. I don’t think anyone minded – tourists are always a little weird.

Upon returning home, we were having crepe withdrawals. After attending an event one Saturday night, on the way home, I decided to make crepes at midnight, to fulfil my craving.

The batter is really easy! I skipped the refrigeration part (it didn’t seem to effect the end result).

You will need:

– 1 cup (150g) plain flour

– 1 teaspoon caster sugar

– 240ml milk

– 2 eggs

Whisk all of our ingredients together until well combined.

Now the next bit is a little tricky. Melt a small amount of butter in your frying pan, or crepe maker and using a 1/4 cup measure.

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Moving quickly, swirl the batter around the pan. It will look too thin, but trust me, it’s not. As soon as the bottom of your crepe begins to brown, flip your crepe. They look really fragile, but they’re not.

This was my first attempt. It gets easier, I promise!

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It took me a few goes to work out how much batter I needed to get that thinness that crepes are known for. I convinced myself that a 1/4 cup wasn’t enough, but in the end it really was. The next time I make these, I will nail it!

Having no Nutella, because SOMEONE ate it all, and didn’t put it on the shopping list, I had to resort to what was in my cupboard. I found, maple syrup, honey, jam and icing sugar. You can really fill these babies with absolutely anything. You can even serve them any way you like. You can fold them, roll them, whatever tickles your fancy!

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The verdict. They were good. But they’ll be even better now that I have bought myself the largest jar of Nutella I could find (Costco).

Crepes make a great dinner party dessert; especially if you have a crepe maker, you can set up your own crepe station and make dessert a little theatrical and fun.

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