Crepes make a delicious treat anytime of the day – breakfast, brunch or dessert – and since Valentine’s day is right around the corner, I had to make these extra romantic. 😉
Valentine’s day makes me think a lot about Thanksgiving actually. It’s a day to remind those we love and appreciate that they matter to us… and sometimes that comes with saying ‘thank you’. When life gets busy, I think we sometimes forget to slow down and give attention to what matters most. Holidays have a special way of reminding us to do that and give us the chance to be present and make the best of every moment we can. For those who have lovers, this would be a fantastic idea to make for him or her for breakfast, brunch or dessert. How about a breakfast in bed? 🙂 Be romantic and mean it! You’ll thank me later.
Valentine’s day doesn’t only have to be about your significant other, boyfriend or girlfriend or that person you’ve been crushing on for the longest time though. It could also mean a day to celebrate your parents, siblings, friends, neighbors or even yourself. The bottom line here is: Choose to have love and joy on this day no matter what the circumstances are.
Have you ever had crepes before? If not, this is the year to try new things. What toppings do you like on yours?
- 1 cup of all purpose flour, sifted
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
- 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup of buttermilk
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- Red food coloring
- Extra butter for cooking
- Into a blender, combine all the ingredients except for the last three ingredients (red food coloring, Nutella and extra butter for cooking). Blend for 2 minutes or until well combined.
- Once the ingredients are well mixed, add in the red food coloring to achieve your desired color. Mix well until color spreads evenly.
- Refrigerate the batter for at least an hour before use (48 hours at the most). This step allows the batter to relax, which will help the crepes to become light and airy.
- After an hour or so, brush some butter onto a non-stick frying pan on medium heat.
- Once the pan is hot and the butter is well melted and spread evenly, pour about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the center of the pan. Quickly pick up the pan and swirl it around to make sure the batter covers the pan evenly.
- Let the batter cook for about a minute or until you notice the edges of the batter turning brown. Another way to know when it is ready to flip is when the bottom of the crepe no longer sticks to the pan.
- Flip the crepe and let it cook for another 30 seconds or until you notice the crepe browning when you peek underneath it.
- Transfer the crepe onto a separate plate.
- Repeat steps 4-8 until batter is finished.
- Onto a crepe, spread Nutella evenly on top. I like to add sliced bananas to give something extra to chew on.
- Fold the crepe in half and then fold it in half again. The finished look should look like 1/4 of a circle.
- Top it with some sprinkled powdered sugar and your favorite fruits.
- Yields: 10-12 crepes