|Beautiful Butter and Rum Crepes for French Fridays|
Crepes are the pick for this week’s French Friday, and I couldn’t be happier! I love crepes! I grew up on crepes, however we called them Palacsinta. My father was Hungarian and my mom made Palacsinta, quite often on the weekends. They are paper-thin pancakes, similar to French crepes. We would stand by the stove, full of anticipation for what was to come, as my mom would flip those wonderfully thin pancakes. We would spread them with my mom’s homemade jam, roll them and sprinkle them with powdered sugar! Could anything be better?
In the 80’s, Crepes were the rage! Everyone made them with the “NEW" electric crepe maker. Putting your batter into a pie plate and dipping the hot crepe maker into it. I used it for years, but always felt as though I should be making them in a fry pan like my mom. It just felt like cheating! So, several years ago I bought a wonderful crepe pan from De buyer. Made in France of blue steel, once seasoned, it produces the most wonderful crepes. When I saw crepes on our French Friday February recipe rotation, I packed up my trusty crepe pan to make the journey to Florida with me.
Our first stop was in Atlanta! For some reason, my grandsons and I were talking about our favorite foods, and crepes came up. So, I did what any good grandma would do. I pulled out my crepe pan, along with Dorie’s recipe, and mixed up a double batch of the batter! The next morning we had a wonderful breakfast. So much so, that I made another batch for the next morning. To say they were a hit would be an understatement!
|These were so good filled with the lemon curd…an afternoon delight!|
That brings us to this week, and Dorie’s wonderful Butter and Rum Crepes! I mixed the batter the night before, as Dorie suggests. I had a jar of Lemon Curd in the fridge, from Trader Joe’s, that I planned on using. I loved Dorie’s recipe! The trick with the sugar and zest is wonderful. Dorie's recipe tells you to zest a lemon and orange, and rub it into the sugar, before adding to the other ingredients. It gave so much flavor to these crepes. Making the crepes was quite easy. I’m an old pro and, once you get the hang of it, you will be too! We ran some errands yesterday, so my hubby took me out for a lovely lunch. When I got back to the house I cooked up the crepes. They were our late afternoon snack or, you could call them our dessert before dinner. Either way, they were delicious, and very much enjoyed! We finished the rest of the crepes for breakfast this morning, with some homemade jam and powdered sugar. Just the way my mom made them! Happy Friday everyone!!
This recipe can be found in Dorie’s Cookbook “Around My French Table” or here, where it has been published. To see what the other Dorista’s are up to check it out on our French Friday site.
|My trusty de Buyer crepe pan…doing it’s job!|
|These were such a treat…ask my grandsons|