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isis



Joined: 13 Jan 2006
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Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:13 pm    Post subject: The perfect crepe recipe Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I am looking for the perfect crepe recipe. One that is going to taste and look like those beautiful French ones you can buy on any street corner (well you could back in 1980) and are absolutly to die for.

Reason is I am making seafood crepes at work and my current recipe was a little disappointing. So are the pans that I have to use to make them. I prefer the cast iron pan but alas we have rather worn and abused teflon fry pans.

Any suggestions would be wonderful.

Thanks in advance

Isis Very Happy
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Erin



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Isis,
I ditched my old recipe after trying this one provided by Clotilde. http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2005/02/des_crepes.php
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frantom



Joined: 26 Jan 2006
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Location: Paris, France

PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a salty filling like seafood, I prefer the Buckwheat variety of crepes, called galettes. (Actually I prefer them to the white crepes all the time, even with sweet filling...) I've never made them, but Clothilde has a recipe here: http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2004/02/galettes_de_sarrasin.php
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Alisa



Joined: 29 Sep 2004
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Location: Paris, France

PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't tried Clotilde's (yet), but my favorite, and the favorite of french husband, is Julia Child's, in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, the one that uses a bit of beer. This is a sweet crepe, you don't taste the beer.[/i]
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JM



Joined: 08 Jan 2006
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Location: Montreal, QC

PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I loved in France, beer was a non-negotiable in our crepes. It's what makes them light and bubbly and slightly spongy. I use Childs' recipe as well, though I haven't tried Clothide's...
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clotilde
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JM - "When I loved in France"... That is probably the most beautiful typo I have ever seen!
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JM



Joined: 08 Jan 2006
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Location: Montreal, QC

PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And you know, I am usually so careful about typos (I am a university prof) and as the crepe post was going out I desperately tried to stop it because the possessive on "Childs'" is incorrect, it should be "Child's."

And yet, I paid no notice to "loved" I guess because, even with the typo, it is not incorrect Wink


Good eating to all,
Jessica
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