Gluten-Free Waffles??

My husband is the breakfast maker, the baker, the recipe follower.  I’m waaaaay more savory and cook-by-the-seat-of-my-pants. We balance. Last month the owner of Butterly Gluten Free Flour reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in trying out their … Continue reading

We ate our way through Montreal

I could write a really lengthy and detailed explanation of everywhere we ate and drank across Montreal. Instead of boring your pants off, I’ll make everything a list with hyperlinks. DAY ONE: Smoked Meat Poutine at Schwartz Meats – so terrible … Continue reading

I burned the Pancakes

C was working overnight last night, so I tried to take over the pancake-making this morning. I was only partially successful. We had to throw out the chocolate chip ones…they were too burnt to eat, though E valiantly tried (No. I didn’t … Continue reading

Snot monsters & Breakfast Crepes

My babies are snot monsters this morning. They caught their cousin’s cold and are feeling mighty miserable, poor little things. I thought I’d make them a hot breakfast instead of cold cereal, like normal. I quick whipped up some crepe batter and caramelized a leftover Pear and made them some pretty little crepes.

Up close view. Can you smell the warmed pears with a touch of sugar & cinnamon?

Up close view. Can you smell the warmed pears with a touch of sugar & cinnamon?

They did not eat them.

Actually, J ate half of one and a whole banana. R refused anything but my breakfast of Ricotta and fresh fruit. Truth be told, she refused the fruit too. *sigh*

The Babies breakfast was supposed to be warm crepes. MY breakfast was supposed to be fruit and Ricotta. ...Best laid plans.

The Babies breakfast was supposed to be warm crepes. MY breakfast was supposed to be fruit and Ricotta. …Best laid plans.

Instead of eating my planned/normal breakfast, I ate their crepes.

Now, mind you, I loathe pears. It’s a texture thing. Blech and double blech. That being said, caramelized pears with a little sugar and cinnamon, wrapped in a fresh light crispy and delicious crepe?

HOLY COW!

Yum – and Yum.

Fresh Crepes with Caramelized Pears adapted from The Constable’s Larder

Printable Recipe HERE

Ingredients:

Pears

1 Pear

1 Tablespoon Sugar

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Butter

Crepes

4 Eggs

1 cup Cold Water

1 cup Cold Milk

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 cup Flour

4 Tablespoons Butter, melted

How To:

1- Slice your pear fairly thinly. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a small frying pan over medium to low heat. Add sliced pears. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over the top. Stir gently with a spatula. It’ll take about 3-5 minutes to soften the pears and let them get all delicious. Yes. I described pears as delicious. Just this once though. Don’t tell my husband. When pears are all soft and caramelized, remove them to a bowl to cool a bit. Wipe out the frying pan to use for the crepes.

After cooking I let them cool in a bowl while I made the Crepes.

Cooling

2- In a large mixing bowl crack your eggs, then add in the milk and water. Whisk all together, then add the flour and melted butter. Stir well. Batter will be quite thin. Don’t worry, it’ll be fine.

3- You’re supposed to let the mix sit for **2 hours** in the fridge. I didn’t. I think it’ll be better if you do, but I didn’t today and they were still DELICIOUS.

4- I used a 2 Tablespoon measuring spoon because it had a pouring lip. A totally useless pouring lip, as I soon discovered. Use whatever you like to add about 2 Tablespoons of batter to your hot pan. I used the bottom of the spoon to smooth it out and then I swirled the pan a little too. It mostly worked out to be pretty looking crepes. Mostly. Just remember – you’ll throw away your first one. They’re always the tester and usually fail.

My first crepe is always terrible. Must be a rule or something. I threw it away. This is #2.

My first crepe is always terrible. Must be a rule or something. I threw it away. This is #2.

As I don’t have a crepe pan I used my non-stick pan. This also meant I didn’t have to grease the pan. I poured the batter straight into the hot pan and swirled away. That’s what you’re supposed to do, right? *shrugging shoulders*

5- After 1-2 minutes the edges of the crepe will start curling up and looking dry. This is when you flip it over and cook it another minute or so.

6- Flip onto a clean plate and either set it aside under a towel so you’ll be able to roll your crepes all at once, or you can roll them as you go. Actually, I used the Fold’Em method, not the rolled one. I took a crepe and added 1 teaspoon of caramelized pears across the bottom. I folded the crepe in half (pears were on the bottom half), and then in half again. so they looked like this:

A lovely breakfast

A lovely breakfast

7- I served them right away so everything was all nice and warm. How do you eat crepes? Could you eat them cold? Huh. Never thought of that….

PLEASE NOTE:

I only made 7 crepes (the 4 in the picture, the one I threw away, the one I rolled and ate hot outta the pan – you know, to make sure they tasted good, and the one I gave to the babies straight away). The rest of the batter was moved to a jar and shoved into the fridge for tomorrow. Or maybe a savory dinner later in the week…. We’ll see.

Chocolate Chips, Granola Pecans and Baked Feta?? OH HAPPY DAY!!

C is in charge of weekend breakfasts.  THANK GOODNESS he is good at it – nay, he excels at breakfast.  He makes terrific omelets and even better buttermilk pancakes.  They’re so good that one of R’s favorite words is PANCAKE!  She … Continue reading