to round of my trio of breakfast-turned-dinner foods!
I have only had crepes once in my life. I was 13 and had just started taking French. The teacher brought them in as a "cultural experience." We had them with Nutella, and that's the only part I remember.
Fastforward 7 years. While I was studying abroad in London, I went to Paris with some friends. They all got amazing nutella-stuffed (some were healthier and opted for fruit-filled) crepes at a street-side creperie while I bravely informed them all that no, I was not jealous, I had my vegan granola bar, thank you very much.
I was a little jealous.
2 years later (ie, this past sunday), I decided it was time to become an eater of crepes. And since I have no one to make vegan crepes for me, I must also be a MAKER OF CREPES!
Never having made them before, I have no crepe pan. But I have my beloved cast-iron skillet!
Elle est belle, non?
I used the super-simple crepe recipe from the voluptuous vegan: 1 cup chickpea flour (thanks mom!), 1 cup flour (I used half whole wheat), 2 cups warm water, 2 tbsp olive oil, and salt.
My first crepe was une catastrophe:
Zut! I thought. Are crepes going to be as despicable as pancakes?! Mais non! The next one came out better:
Et la prochaine a ete meilleure:
And from there on out they were all tres belle!
Once my crepes were complete, I had to fill them. I thought about one of the many savory fillings from the Voluptuous Vegan or Veganomicon, but my sweet tooth won me over.
Vegan no-nut-nutella with banana / chocolat vegetalien avec des bananes:
Look close and you'll see I couldn't help but take a bite out of it before I took a picture.
blueberry-(soy)yogurt / myrtilles-yaourt (soja)
et Orange-peach / Peche orange
FUNNY STORY about my french title for this particular crepe. The word "peche," in french, can go three different ways. Normally accents tell you what it means, but I do not know the coding for accents above letters. SO my title could mean: Orange Peach, Orange Sin, or Orange Fishing! You decide which you like best. ^_^
The "Orange Sin" filling is the same recipe as my strawberry sauce from last time, but with a bit more orange juice and frozen peaches in lieu of strawberries.
When I'm speaking french, I say it the french way (creps), but otherwise I say it "craypes," which absolutely appalls any non-americans I know. How do YOU say "crepes?"