Saturday, 30 June 2012

Weekend Cooking - Banana Nutella Crepes

Daughter decided that she would be chief breakfast cook for Father's Day.  She wanted to surprise daddy with crepes.   She had seen at the local mall where they make banana nutella crepes and sell them for a seeming huge amount of money.  She felt would could do better.

Crepe batter is very easy to prepare.Our recipe is from the 25th Anniversary edition of the Five Roses Flour Cookbook.

Thin French Pancakes

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
pinch salt
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup milk (we used almond milk)
1 tbsp melted butter

Combine flour, sugar and salt, in a small bowl, combine eggs, milk and melted butter.  Pour all at once in dry ingredients  Beat until mixture is smooth.  Cover and let stand about 2 hours.  Brush frying pan with melted butter and heat.  Pour a small amount of batter in pan and turn pan quickly so that batter covers bottom of pan completely.  Cook until undersurface is golden brown, about 1 minutes.  Turn and brown other side, about 1 minute.  Serve immediately.  I used a 1/4 cup batter per crepe.

Note: if required, these pancakes may be prepared ahead of time  Pile cooled pancakes, separating pancakes with sheets of wax paper.  Wrap in aluminum foil and place in refrigerator or freezer.  Before using, thaw pancakes without unwarpping.

Spread with nutella

Top with thin banana slices

Fold in quarters and top with a good dollop of whipped cream.  Three is a bit much for one serving, two would have been quite sufficient.  Though being a good mother, I ate all three.

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Col (Col Reads) said...

A delicious -- and extremely thoughtful -- idea. My daughters think Nutella is a food group. They would love this!

Beth F said...

One of those is mine, right??

jama said...

Love nutella and banana crepes. These turned out so well! *drooling*

Anonymous said...

mm love crepes and pancakes ,I have cherries on them sometimes with ice cream lovely ,all the best stu

Carole said...

Lovely, but naughty.
Have a super week

Esme said...

These are my favourite crepes. Your daughter is right I am sure hers were much better.

Anonymous said...

These look great, it was such a sweet idea for her to cook - it's definitely true that some of the food people sell can definitely be done at home for half the price - like cinema popcorn!

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

My three favorite words - banana, nutella and crepes. I would have eaten them all too!

Carol said...

Your daughter did a great job! What a great and memorable Father's Day breakfast, they look amazing!

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

What a lovely thing for your daughter to do for dad. Her crepes look so tasty, thanks for sharing the recipe.

Joy said...

Those look yummy. I've overpaid for one at the Farmer's Market so home-made is a terrific idea.
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Paulina said...

My kids are crazy about Nutella. I'll have to show them this recipe.