I have been quiet on the blogging front over the last week as we spent a family Christmas in France. It was great to have our family with our UK and French grandkids (four in total) all in the same place at the same time. This alone gave me enough smiles to last the whole year!
One of the many highlights of our trip was the ‘Crêpe Party‘. Our son-in-law was in charge of making the batter AND cooking the crêpes on a multi-crêpe machine. The children loved them and squealed with delight as they devoured numerous savoury and sweet crêpe concoctions.
If you like pancakes or, as they are called in France, crêpes, a crêpes-machine is well worth the investment. The one we use (as pictured above) has six individual non-stick cooking areas. Adults usually create their own savoury and/or sweet crepes so it’s a simple idea for a social without too much preparation and cooking for the hostess. And a kids’ party – well they love it!
Savoury crepes include a variety of fillings such as sliced hams and cheese which are cooked on the crêpe hot plate as you add the pancake batter mixture.
Jam, honey, lemon and sugar, Nutella and golden syrup are just some of the fillings added to the cooked crêpe for the sweet selection. Even better if you can include ice-cream.
There are various basic crepe recipes on the web for example.
some more complex than others.
The one thing they have in common is that the basic ingredients: milk, eggs, flour, water, butter and salt are all basic larder ingredients. Some even include beer. And even better is the basic batter only takes minutes to prepare.
What made you smile this week?
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