Earliest childhood memory of a Sunday morning had always been of "nalesniki". In Polish "nalesnik" is what is more known to everyone else as a crepe. Those wonderful mornings filled my nostrils with scents of vanilla, lemon, and sugar. Simple ingredients, but that's how you appreciate the best quality in them.
If it was summertime we might have used farmer cheese with strawberries and just a tad of lemon zest...
But it wouldn't be a post on Grey Gardens if not for the inappropriate-ness of said Crepe. Crepes served at dinner time, as a savory addition are a wonderful surprise, or a great entertaining element at any event.
I've tried this mouth watering recipe for crepes with asparagus and sweet onions, and I invite you to try the same!
Breakfast, what breakfast?!
Ricotta Asparagus Onion Crepes
The medium is so easy to work with, so why not try a sushi version of nalesniki? Just add a pinch of chocolate powder to your crepe mix, for the effect, and after rolling out the finished dough, cut through like a sushi chef pro.
Sushi Farmer Cheese Vanilla Rolls
Start with this basic recipe for a French Crepe and work your way from there by adding and mixing ingredients There are no mistakes, there are only delicious detours.
1 Cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Sift together flour, sugar and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk together with an electric mixer. Beat in flour mixture until smooth; stir in melted butter.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over a medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using 2 tablespoons for each crepe. Tip and rotate pan to spread batter as thin as possible. Brown on both side and serve hot.
No, really, the New York City hot spot, Le Bain at the Standard Hotel, has its own crepe standard a midst the crowd of beautiful people enjoying their cocktails on the rooftop. A nightclub with a velvet rope, mix of Euro club kids, models and publishers enjoying Nutella crepes at 4 am. Repeat the trend by serving crepes at your next event.
Til Next Time!