Crepes and Another HUGE Thank you!

Wow, I can’t believe that I just received a second blogger award this week! I am so honored to receive the Liebster award from Heike Herrling. Take a look at her fabulous foodie blog – her recipes are paired with wonderfully crafted photographs and I am dying to try out her apple sour cream cake! I am so grateful to be a part of the WordPress blogging community; these last few months have been filled with all sorts of curve balls, but writing has certainly helped make a little sense out of everything. To know that people are actually reading my entries inspires me to write more diligently and to spend more time in the kitchen.

As for the award, I would like to recognize the following five bloggers that I think everyone should check out:

1. Back Road Journal: Her lush recipes and stunning travel photos will leave you daydreaming of far off places.

2. Eat.Drink.Life.Love: Love how she simplifies Top Chef recipes so that they are manageable, but still winning dishes.

3. Our Lady of Second Helpings: This blog is filled with inspiration (not to mention to die for recipes).

4. Cozy, Delicious: Recipes filled with nostalgia (my favorite kind!).

5. The Third Toast: A fellow blogger who is also fairly new to the blogsphere. Check out her recipe for blackberry shortcake and try not to drool.

The bf and I also made brinner a few nights ago – you know…breakfast for dinner? We didn’t go for the classic eggs, bacon, pancake combo, but met somewhere in between. We made crepes and scrambled eggs :) There is something so incredibly satisfying about having breakfast for dinner. Maybe it’s the childhood memories where we would beg for the chance to have this wacky mix up in our day, but those times have left me with some serious urges to have a breakfast feast instead of plain old supper.

Crepes are fairly simple to make; all of the ingredients are items that you should already have on hand and secondly you need a large pan or skillet that you can cook them in. We had such a late night dinner, we’re talking 11:30 here, that I completely forgot to take pictures of our filled crepes! Apologies for that! But here they are post cooking, and I think they turned out well! As a bit of encouragement, Mark Bittman claims that the first crepe never turns out (even for professionals!) so if you end up scraping bits of crepe batter off of your pan on the first try, give it a second go :)

Crepes – makes 10 crepes (from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything)

1 cup flour; pinch salt; 1 1/2 cups milk; 2 eggs; butter or cooking spray for pan

** you can add 1 tablespoon of sugar if desired

Whisk flour, salt, milk and eggs together until smooth. If the batter isn’t quite pourable, add a little more milk. Ideally, let the batter rest in teh refrigerator for at least an hour and up to 24 hours.

When ready to cook, heat up a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the butter or cooking spray. Add batter and swirl it around the pan, pouring off any excess. When the top of the crepe is dry, around 1 minute, flip it and cook the other side for 15-30 seconds. The crepe should only be partially browned. Add more butter or spray to the pan after every 2-3 crepes.

Fill with whatever you like and eat!

Suggestions for fillings:

Strawberries, Bananas and Nutella

Cinnamon Sugar and Butter

Jams or other preserves

Grated or thinly sliced cheese such as Brie, goat, mozzarella, cheddar, etc.

Freshly cooked veggies, such as asparagus

Ham and Gruyère

Or whatever else your heart desires!

nothing beats Nutella