Did you remember today is Pancake Day? Or Shrove Tuesday- the day after Rosen Montag and the day before lent (for you Catholics out there- I’m a non-practicing one myself). I did not remember until I got to my email this morning and saw THIS great post from Things We Make. Of course she posted it yesterday which would give you a little more time to prepare. But what we really need for pancakes or crepes is usually sitting under our noses. So for those of you who just needed a little reminder… maybe it’s not too late. This was my first event this morning since Chloe made it to the bus on time. THANK YOU teen guardian angles.
There are oodles of recipes, crepes and pancakes, out there but here’s one of mine with a little cinnamon, ginger and apple going on. I knocked out this crepe recipe pretty quick. I made it gluten free just because… You can use all purpose flour which is what I usually do. You might also like this savory version of buckwheat crepes.
One little tip is using a tami when you sift your dry ingredients. I love these especially when I use almond powder, say for macarons. You can push through into a bowl or onto a piece of parchment paper.
Batter made and rested,- I got to making just a few crepes this morning and we will eat the rest for dinner tonight. Heat up your pan and coat with butter, pour some batter in there, swirl and pour the excess off back into pitcher (which is what I pour from).
Cook till the edges brown. Now lift a little then using a plastic spatula gently flip and cook a minute on the other side. Then flip onto a plate and continue. This goes pretty quick. And know the first one often sucks. You just got to find your groove with it.
This all was smooth and easy. What I spent the most time on was playing with this set up- My new Lowel (with one L) light and tripod. It worked pretty well. I think. You liking that towel hanging on the door? How about the drawer fully opened. Yeah… this was obviously an impromptu with the iphone :-)
I think… this leads me to disclosing the fact my mac screen is freaking out. I read it might be the inverter, a hardware problem. It’s blinking/flashing pink in the white areas and green in the black areas. And let me tell you this creates a real challenge in editing photos. I really am crossing my fingers!