Even though the U.S. of A. is approaching the quintessential American holiday (besides perhaps the 4th of July), I’m writing about a classic French recipe that can take on an autumn (or l’automne if you will) flair. Crepes can be whipped up in the quick whirl of a blender with ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge, and this time, they’ll smell like harvest infused childhood memories set in a kitchen decorated with frosted pumpkin cookies and hot apple cider…hopefully. So don your aprons and get ready for a tasty snack.
Mix the following in a blender:
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 ½ tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tablespoons amaretto or 2 teaspoons hazelnut extract
Once those are blended, let the batter sit in the fridge for an hour, then place enough in a skillet so that the bottom is just covered when you swirl it around. They only take about 30 seconds to cook. Once they’re done, scoop some apple butter in the middle and roll them up like a burrito. With a little whipped cream on top, you’ve got a delicious and festive French treat.