Crepes + Mixed Berry Compote
I just realized I don't have a crepe recipe on the blog! I love making crepes - it's fun, easy and makes breakfast feel a little more special. Here is my go-to crepe recipe.
1 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 Tbs butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth (I hear you can also use a blender for this, but I'd rather not fuss with washing my blender). Heat a frying pan over medium high heat and coat with cooking spray. Pick up the pan in one hand. Use your other hand to pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the middle of the pan, then tilt the pan in a circular motion to get the batter to spread in an even circle (you'll mess up the first one, but then they'll all turn out perfect after that. It's a learning process). Cook until the top is set and looks dry - watch it and you'll see the shine on the surface disappear - about 2 minutes. Turn out onto a plate, then repeat with remaining batter.
I like to fill my crepes with a variety of different things, but almost always include fresh whipped cream, and always with a dusting of powdered sugar on top. A few ideas:
Nutella and banana
Apple cinnamon and whipped cream
Berries and whipped cream
Cottage cheese, fruit and whipped cream
Peaches and whipped cream
These were berry and peach crepes. I used this mixed berry compote:
Mixed Berry Compote
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice plus 2 teaspoons
3 tablespoons honey
3 cups frozen mixed berries
1 tsp vanilla
Dissolve the cornstarch in the 2 teaspoons orange juice. Set aside. Combine the 1 1/2 cups orange juice and honey in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, let cook for 1 minute or until the honey has completely dissolved. Add the berries and cook for 5 minutes. Add the cornstarch and cook until the mixture thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Serve warm over pancakes, french toast, oatmeal, ice cream or crepes.