Sunday, September 5, 2010

SMS: Mom's French Pancakes


This week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays selection is Mom’s French Pancakes, which are in fact crepes. Yum! Is anyone else watching “The Great Food Truck Race" on the Food Network? I think it’s kind of a fun show and last week the crepe truck was eliminated. I have to say, as much as I like crepes, when I get food from a truck – which is not too often – I want something a little heartier, like a big messy sandwich or a burrito (the team had been doing well up until last week, though). Anyway, back to this week’s recipe. The crepes were our second breakfast today, actually more like brunch. We are training for marathon number two (well, number two for me, a lot higher number for Josh) and ate energy bars before our fourteen mile run this morning and the crepes were a wonderful treat to look forward to after the run.

Better yet? The batter can be blended ahead of time (and takes approximately one minute to mix) and I made it last night, so all I had to do was cook the crepes this morning. I was worried it would be difficult to swirl and flip the crepes, and suspected I might make a complete mess of the crepes. I almost made a full recipe in anticipation of disaster. I can definitely use more practice, as my crepes definitely were not perfectly round, but I’m glad I stuck with a half recipe, since they’re just light enough to keep eating. We had some with jumbleberry preserves from the Sweet Melissa book and some with Biscoff spread, which has a consistency similar to Nutella, but a spice cookie taste. Since I need more practice with my crepe skills, I will have to make more soon to try other variations.


This recipe rated an 8 for Deliciousness and a 2 for Effort for an EDR of 4. Many thanks to Jamie of Good Eats and Sweet Treats for an excellent selection. You can find the recipe here on Jamie’s site and visit the Sweet Melissa site to see other variations of these yummy crepes
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10 comments:

JoAnn Freda said...

Your crepes look perfect. When I saw the title of your post I thought "Really?!, something of mine made the blog?" Quickly I realized it was someone else's mom's crepes but crepes are one of the things I'm pretty good at. I think I was remiss in not teaching you how to swirl and flip.

Hanaâ said...

Glad you got to try these. I enjoyed them too. They just take some practice and they're always fun to eat. How's your cake baking coming along?

Gloria said...

Hi Margot. Your crepes look great! I too was surprised at how easy these were. I also did half the recipe and would have liked a few more to practice with. But these were definitely fun. So many possibilities!

Congrats on training for a second marathon! Very cool. Definitely a good way to work off all these sweets.

jillbert said...

They look great and you make them sound easy to make. I've never attempted crepes before.

I've been watching the Food Truck Race and it's a fun show!

Jaime said...

they don't look lopsided to me!! thanks for joining me this week :)

Julie said...

These look delicious. Love the raspberries!

I am watching The Food Truck race! Not my favorite of the food competition shows but fun nonetheless.

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

wow, a 14 mile run?? good job!! i can't run a mile without getting tired and sore. but i'm working on it, tips and tricks would be appreciated :)

your crepes look like a perfect treat after that long run!

Shandy said...

Jumbleberry preserves sounds wonderful! Your crepes look delicious. I thought I would add that you are adding inspiration for me training for my first marathon. I have been jogging with my husband for the last month and I am one of those people who need a goal to reach to keep myself going. I am curious how long you trained before running your first marathon?

margot said...

@thewhimsicalcupcake: My advice is to just keep on running. When I first started, I could barely walk afterwards, but your body just gets used to it.

@Shandy: I decided I wanted to run a marathon at the end of January and ran it on July 4th. I have been running since 2007 and ran about an average of 28 miles a week before I began marathon-training. There are a lot of training plans that out there that will get you to the finish. The one I used was Hal Higdon's (the intermediate version), which can be found online here: http://www.halhigdon.com/marathon/Mar00index.htm

spike. said...

perfect post run treat- I may do that this week with my leftovers!