So, I wanted a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, except when I want PB&J, what I really want is peanut butter and nutella, but it’s easier to say PB&J. Anyway, I headed to the kitchen for lunch… and there was no bread, so I was sad.
And, I didn’t want anything other than PB&J (aka PB&N). I was reeeeaaally hungry – for PB&J. Sad, starved, and at a loss as to what to do. I opened the fridge, because that’s what you ALWAYS do when you find yourself confused in the kitchen. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for your car keys, or wondering what time it is, or looking for your kid’s homework assignment, if you are in the kitchen and searching, you MUST open the fridge. The answer is always in the fridge. And it was this time too… right there under the little shelf drawer that you’re supposed to stash your deli meats or sliced cheeses in. Eggs. I didn’t have bread. I didn’t have time to make bread. But, I did have time to make crepes! And PB&J/N goes amazingly well on crepes!
Here’s an easy recipe:
2 cups milk
1 – 1.5 cup flour
1-2 tbsp sugar (optional)
dash vanilla (optional)
Whisk it all together. The batter should be very, very thin…. something between ‘milk’ and ‘heavy cream’ (I can’t think of a better analogy). The recipe is very flexible – I suggest 3 or 4 eggs because eggs come in different sizes. Play with the recipe and find what you like best… it’s hard to go wrong!
In a medium pan, melt a bit of butter, then pour a thin layer of batter. About 1/2 cup. Fry until top is solid, then flip to brown the other side (about 30 seconds).
Pile crepes on a plate, place on table. Provide peanut butter, nutella, jams, syrup, fruit, etc. and stand back! Or, if you make these in the middle of the day for yourself… like I did!… then no worry, the leftovers keep very well in the fridge for a couple of days. They make great afterschool snacks, and are also good for breakfast.
btw, for a lovely lesson on nutella – which was posted (or maybe I had just read it then) on a day I had made this treat for my family for breakfast, please go visit Forty Two.