Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Feeling a little French? Get Ready for some Yummm! Crepes a la Jeanne!

Feeling a little Creepy. Okay, I meant Crepe-y ;)

It's cold and gray outside, and the heat is clunking really loudly in the radiators.  The boiling water running through the radiator pipes is so full that it is leaking from every radiator in the apartment building.  How do I know?  I have a leak from the apartment above mine's radiator leaking drip by drip from my ceiling.  Maybe mine is dripping into the basement...

I'm trying to warm up my place, but don't feel like really cooking a ton.  I spent the morning cleaning my kitchen and every dish, utensil and surface in there is clean!  I don't want to mess it up too much, so I am going to satisfy my comfort food craving in a basic way.

How you ask?  I'm having a craving for Fig & Cheddar Crepes.  Care to join me?

Crepes (From Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking)
makes 12 crepes

1 cup cold water
1 cup milk
4 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 Tablespoons previously melted butter

Whirl all the ingredients together in the blender.

Ladle approximately a quarter cup of batter into a non-stick crepe or omelette pan.  I don't have a crepe pan, so I ended up using a 12 inch calphalon pan and tilted the pan to cover the bottom a thin coating of batter. Cook the crepe until small bubbles form on the surface and it is barely firm, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Flip and repeat until crepe is done.

Then before it was completely done, I added a few shavings of good chunky extra sharp cheddar and some fig spread. Let sit until the cheese starts to melt or the crepe starts to get too flaky looking.

Roll and serve!  Unfortunately, none of mine made it to a plate to show you, but here's the in pan view!


1 comment:

  1. mmm, yummy. this is the second time i've seen fig jam mentioned in the past week. must. get. some.