Friday, April 29, 2011

Crepes with Nutella and Strawberries

Thank you Betty Crocker! One of my new favorite breakfasts is made easy with one of Betty Crocker's recipes!! Since we've moved to Italy I've been trying to branch out and improve on my cooking skills. After all, my mom is an excellent cook and I have some HUGE shoes to fill! Some of the receipes are just good ole' Betty Crocker recipes, but most of the new one's I've tried are from a regional Italian cookbook that Josh bought back in the states. So far, everything has been amazing! I'll post more on those later...

But for now, here is the receipe for some easy, amazingly tasty crepes:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baker powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
butter or shortening
strawberries and nutella (syrup optional)

1. mix dry ingredients in medium bowl, add eggs, vanilla, milk and mix together with a wisk or hand mixer. When everything is mixed together, mix in melted butter until the batter is smooth.

2. in a small skillet (6-8 in) melt a very small amount of butter over medium heat (just enough to keep the batter from sticking)

3. pour 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet and immediately rotate to cover the entire skillet with a thin layer of batter. Cook until light brown, run a spatulla around the edges to loosen the crepe, then flip and cook the other side until light brown. Repeat with more batter, use butter sparingly as needed on the skillet.

4. stack crepes, placing waxed paper between each and keep covered. (This is Betty's recommendation)

Once cooked, spread nutella and strawberries all over the crepe, roll and enjoy!! The recipe yields about 14 crepes. You can also use jams, or other fruit as filling. Just strawberries with maple syrup is also delicious!

*one personal note- if making breakfast for two or more people, use two skillets if possible. I've found that the first crepe takes a while to cook, and the second, third and so on are a bit quicker. But they do take about 5 minutes each, so if you can have two skillets going, then you and your family can all eat together :)

Mmmm.... So good when it touches your lips!!

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