Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Crepes with Vanilla Cream and Maple Syrup

Receita em Portugues clique AQUI.

Here you are something to celebrate about, easy peasy to do pancakes (crepes) I made these on a non stick frying pan. This I offered to my family as a New Year treat breakfast ...Obviously with a steaming cup of coffee...but I am sure you know how to make the coffee....lol

Recipe Ingredients:
Crepes:
  • 6 soup spoons of plain flour
  • 3 soup spoons of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 soup spoons of vegetable oil
  • about 1 and 1/2 glass of milk (consistency should be of gravy)
  • a dash of vanilla essence
Whipped Cream:
  • 1 glass of chilled fresh double cream
  • 2 tea spoons of sugar
  • 1 dash of vanilla essence (or a scraping of vanilla seeds from a split pod)
  • 3 drops of lemon juice
In a jug put the flour and the sugar in, whisk it together. Make a little well and pour the oil and the egg, star whisking it and as it starts to get pasty add milk little by little always whisking it, last add the vanilla essence whisk once more and it's done.

Place the non stick frying pan in the fire, once hot reduce fire to just bellow medium, pour a drop of oil and with a dried tissue spread that oil evenly on the whole area of the pan, then with the jug pour in the center of the pan the liquid until it fills 2/3 of the area then stop spread the rest by inclining the pan and going around motion always over the fire until liquid sets. Once it sets let it cook it takes about 2-3 minutes on each side, to flip with a spatula lift the side of the pancake enough to get your fingers in then with your hands (fingers) pull it up gently without ripping it and flip it to the other side. Then once cooked is ready for the filling...which you can just add sugar and lemon, or just syrup or chocolate sauce or fresh cream or many many more combos.

I used a vanilla whipped cream with maple syrup. To make this pour one cup of chilled fresh cream into a bowl and start whisking it once is half way through add the 2 tea spoons of sugar the lemon juice and whisk a little more then the dash of vanilla essence (remember at this stage you van also add liquor like Tia maria (coffee flavour) or baileys (caramel flavour) cointreau (orange flavour) see ...your only limit is your imagination...one cap full will suffice. And that is that.

Obviously there is many many more fancy stuff you can do with pancakes, I know a few maybe I'll tell you later.... ;)

Picture in the reverse order of making process:




16 comments:

Chef E said...

Yum Rico these look good...could you send me over a few...I had a little too much port last night :) Oh, and I will take a bloody mary to bite the dog...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Rico said...

Happy New Year to you too...you just like me with the Port...But what I ended up having too much was Baileys... I had the pancakes instead of the bloody mary as I have no dog to bite (joke)..And I would give you some pancakes, no problem ...thanks for your comment love it..

Happy New Year once more.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That sounds absolutely delicious! I love crepes, but never have had (or would have thought of) this awesome flavor combination!

Lainie Petersen said...

I can never control myself with port, either. At least I am in good company!

And these crepes look awesome. I can't wait to try them!

Rico said...

Great to know that Lainie... I love Port lovers... I normally also use brandy on crepes but that is too classic (suzette) so I thought bring it to the 21st century use Port...also even nicer is mature white Port. Happy cooking :)

Rico said...

Thankz JennDZ you comment is very valuable to me...as your blog is really inspiring..I am happy you liked these....cheers! happy cooking :)

Haley said...

oooh... yum! these look amazing!

Rico said...

Thank you so much Hayley for your comment it is so much appreciated...is lovely to hear from someone that appreciates a good sweet. Cheers!!! :)

Anonymous said...

hummmmmmmmm cheira bem aqui!

Ricardo said...

Bigada anonimous...e garanto-lhe que soube ainda melhor, tava tao delicioso...bigada pelo comento ..adorei

ChefBliss.com said...

These look delicious and I haven't had crepes in a while! Really wanting them now!! Great post!

Ricardo said...

luv ya ChefBliss...thx for the comment appreciated

Caitlin said...

yum these look good-i haven't had breakfast yet and was gifted homemade maple syrup for christmas. if i get up the motivation, i'll try this out!
by the way...
You've been tagged as part of Luck&Resolutions. You must post 4 things you would wish for, 4 resolutions, link back to who tagged you, and pass this punishment (?) along to 3 unsuspecting bloggers. Cheers!

Ricardo said...

Caitlin...thanks so much for your remarkable generous comment...also saw your punishment for my great efforts to please you, and find a use for your newly received maple syrup..i'll try to comply

jordanmassive said...

I have to make these soon.. damn your pictures have mind control powers.

Ricardo said...

Thanks Jordan Massive, what does massive stand for appetite...lol...tell me how you got on with them.

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