A crêpe is a type of very thin pancake, usually made from wheat flour. While crêpes originate from Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is nowadays widespread in France and they are considered a national dish, and they are also increasingly popular in North America and South America.
- Preparation time : 30 mn
- Pause : 2 hours
- Cooking time : 5 minutes per crêpe
- Cost : cheap
- Wine : Cider
Ingredients : 24 crêpes
- 250 gr flour
- 50 cl milk
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- a pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 tablespoon rum
Filling : 6 crêpes
- 3 bananas
- 1 lime
- a pinch of nutmeg
Caramel (slightly salted) : 6 crêpes
- 120 gr white sugar
- 300 gr liquid cream
- 50 g butter
- a pinch of salt “Fleur de sel”
Tips : if you do not have time to prepare the caramel sauce, you can buy it in grocery store.
Step 1 (Batter 1-5)
In a large bowl, pour flour, make a well and pour 25 cl of milk. Mix with a spatula, starting from the centre of the bowl.
Whip the eggs and mix them with flour and milk in the bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons of white sugar.
Slowl, pour the rest of the milk. The pancake batter should be smooth but not too runny. Add 1 tablespoon of rum.
Cover and let it rest for 2 hours at room temperature.
Tips : if the batter is going lumpy, you can sieve it.
Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over high heat. Pour ½ ladle of batter into pan for each crêpe. Tip and rotate pan to spread batter as thinly as possible. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
Step 6 (Banana filling 6-7)
Wash the lime and peel it to have some lime zest. Press the lime to get the juice.
Peel the bananas and slice them. Pour some lime juice over and drizzle with some freshly ground nutmeg. Mix and reserve in a bowl.
Step 8 (Caramel sauce)
Tips : personnaly, I usually buy it in grocery store
In a pan, brown sugar on medium heat, stiring from time to time (make sure it does not get black). Then pour the liquid cream little by little, keeping stirring. When you get a creamy sauce, remove from heat. Add butter and Fleur de sel, and mix again.
In a pan, heat the crêpe. Top with banana slices and fold it in four. Pour some caramel sauce and serve warm.Gourmet Food Store - Discover a world of luscious gourmet food. Shop our exquisite food selection now and save. Caviar. Smoked Salmon. Truffles. Foie Gras. Oil & Vinegar.