Perfect Holiday Brunch, Indian twist to French crepes, pancakes the theme continues....
French crepe ingerdients (doubled already):
Makes 12-14 crepes
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-4 tablespoons sugar or according to taste
4 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup milk
1 cup water
Canola oil, or melted butter for greasing pan
Nestle's mini morsels chocolate chips
Homemade celementine and Meyer lemon marmalade
Confectioners sugar and granulated sugar
Maple syrup grade A medium
Mix first seven ingrediens, flour, salt, eggs, sugar, canola oil, milk and water. Beat with a whisk, keep strokes to 10-15 strokes until blended well, or put seven ingredients in food processor for a quick whizz. Strain through a sieve. Heat up a non stick pan or a crepe pan on medium, grease pan once hot, shortening should sizzle, and ladel batter. twirl batter around pan for a thin layer. Gently pry edges with a knife around the pan. Cook until golden and flip with a spatula, see bubbles in picture, once flipped. It takes few seconds only to cook after flipping crepe. Once you take pancake out, while still warm, sprinkle mini chocolate chip morsels and fold. The heat will melt the chocolate morsels. See two folding methods I used in photographs, to distinguish the plain crepes from the chocolate chip filled ones. Serve with Maple syrup, jams, confectioner's sugar, granulated sugar, chocolate chips and more. Can make a day ahead and reaheat at 350F oven until warm. In that case, add fillings after reheating. Enjoy!! Wishing you a Happy and Tasty Holiday Season!!
REMEMBER: first one will come out 'messed up'....do not despair, the rest will be perfect!! I feed the first to Wizard. Pancake is one of his much varied vocabulary, Jonathan is doubtful and questions Wizard's intellectual abilities!!
Variation: dessert crepe suzzette, recipe coming soon!!
Must admit the pattern of golden in the pancakes today came out picture perfect!!
Allergy note: Even chocolates which do not contain nuts might be processed on the same equipment as chocolates made with nuts. Luckily labelling in the Unites States is strict. Cocoa powders are one, Hershey's chocolate chips are another as well as Nestle's real semi sweet chocolate mini morsels. Always, always check labels, things can change from day to day!
Parve suggestions: Substitute orange juice for milk and use canola oil or margarine for greasing pan instead of butter.