Saturday, June 14, 2008


The other day I wanted Dutch Baby/ German Pancake which ever you want to call it, but I didn't want to make the house hotter than it already was. So for some reason I made crepes. The only thing that dutch baby and crepes have in common is the eggs flour and milk. So, even though I still have a craving for that puffy goodness the crepes were delish.

It was my first time making crepes, and I was surprised they worked so well. (Justin was not surprised, because he says all I have to do to make something work is read about it and do it, I like that my husband has such inflated belief in my ability.) Unlike my well-traveled sister I do not have a fancy crepe pan that turns colors when the temperature is right, so the first couple were over-cooked.

And now, the recipe that worked great for me (from allrecipies.)


  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, flour sugar and salt until smooth.
  2. Heat a medium-sized skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. Grease pan with a small amount of butter or oil applied with a brush or paper towel.
  3. Using a serving spoon or small ladle, spoon about 3 tablespoons crepe batter into hot pan, tilting the pan so that bottom surface is evenly coated. Cook over medium heat, 1 to 2 minutes on a side, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.
The filling recipe I made up:
  • 8 oz whipping cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  1. Whip cream, set aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
And we added sugar to the sliced strawberries because they were really tart.


charrette said...

Great idea! I think I'll make crepes for Father's day brunch.

Talyn said...

So interesting! Last night I dreamed about dutch baby, and made myself some today.

I always smear some of those melty truffles I brought everyone from Belgium on my crepes, because it is so... melty.

Your crepes are so round for not having a crepe an! Good job!

Tammy Lorna said...

I'm quite jealous of your 'read it and do it' ability. And I read your blog - so I know that Justin isn't exaggerating :)

My mother has the same ability. She designed our house after reading 20 books on archeticture. She became an expert on plants when she did our garden by reading 20 books on the subject. She's done everything this way: Sewing, photoshop, decopage, cooking, catering, building, directing for stage, decorating wedding cakes... You name it she's done it, and done it REALLY WELL. And you always know when she's going to try something new because every book on that subject will be missing from the public library.

Grrrr. People like me are jealous of you guys :) My process is more 'read about it, try it, try it again, try it again, try it again, finally get it right' :)

I love that you're always doing new things and developing new talents that - I love to read about it :)

xo Tammy

JoMama said...

mmmm. . .delicious! You are so ambitious!