Sunday, 28 April 2013

Chocolate-filled Crepes: Street Food at Home

A quick (slightly naughty) lunch/snack, taken from The World's Best Street Food by the Lonely Planet.

My little girl loves her Tuesday French lesson, where they have a 'beeskwee' and one day they made French pancakes, and she LOVED them! So she sometimes asks for them at home. Who am I to refuse a six-year-old with her best French accent and the chance of some chocolate...

Crepe a la nutella
Golden brown
Spread with chocolate


Makes 6 pancakes.

Ingredients:

1 cup milk
1/5 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbs sugar
2 eggs
3 tbs unsalted butter, melted and cooled
melted butter for coating pan
Nutella
sugar/icing sugar for sprinkling

Method:

In a bowl, mix the milk and vanilla.

Sift the flour, salt, and sugar together in another bowl.

Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture, and add the eggs and half of the milk and whisk to incorporate the dry ingredients.

When smooth, whisk in the remaining milk and melted butter.

Leave the batter to rest for about half an hour (although I didn't!).

Heat your frying pan over a medium heat, and brush with some melted butter, it should sizzle, but not go brown.

Pour a small amount of batter into the pan, and tilt it so the batter covers the bottom, keeping the pan moving so it doesn't stick. Flip it over after a minute (or less - keep an eye on it, when it starts turning golden brown, it's ready). Give it about 20-30 seconds on the other side, then slide it onto a plate.

Spread nutella on one side, then fold it in half, (you can spread a bit more on half again if you're feeling indulgent) and then in half again.

Sprinkle with sugar or icing sugar and serve warm.

Re-butter the pan and repeat until you have six chocolate filled crepes and two happy children...