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Quick and easy pancakes
While the base pancake recipe is largely the same around the world, different countries have found ways to make the food their own specialty.
In the United States, pancakes come slathered with maple syrup and butter;
in France, thin crepes are made from wheat flour or buckwheat, without a raising agent like baking powder or soda.
Other global varieties include Ethiopian injera, Korean buchimgae, Chinese jianbing, North Indian cheela, Venezuelan cachapas, South Indian dosa, Dutch babies and Moroccan msemen.

Apple crêpes  Print Recipe

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes


For crêpes:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla or rum extract

For apple mixture:
6 large baking apples
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup Calvados or apple brandy
1 teaspoon cinnamon Crêpe batter:
In a medium bowl, combine flour, oil, eggs, egg yolks,
and 1/2 cup milk, beating until blended and smooth.
Add remaining milk, whisking until batter is smooth.
Strain batter into a clean bowl. Refrigerate, covered, for 2 hours or longer.
Melt the butter over low heat, and mix into the crêpe batter.
Flavor with vanilla or rum extract.

Apple mixture:
Peel apples. Core and slice thinly. Melt butter in a non-stick frying pan.
Add apple slices. Sauté for 2 minutes over high heat.
Add brown sugar and Calvados or apple brandy.
Sprinkle cinnamon over cooked apples. Transfer to a bowl.

Make apple crêpes:
Heat a 7-inch non-stick skillet until a drop of water sizzles and rolls off.
Pour in 2 tablespoons of batter, rotating pan to cover bottom of skillet evenly.
Spoon 2 large tablespoons of prepared apple mixture over crêpe,
spreading evenly over surface of crêpe.
Pour enough batter to cover apples. Cook for a minute.
Flip the pancake. Use a spatula if necessary. Cook till brown.
Transfer apple crêpe to a greased baking tray.
Continue cooking remaining crêpes.
Can be prepared 2 hours ahead.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Finish baking crêpes until apples are soft, 10 to 12 minutes.
Place a crêpe on each plate.
Top with vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Serve at once.
Note: as an alternative, use half apples, half pears.

Buckwheat pancake - galette de sarrasin  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:2 hours

Cooking time:40 minutes

A buckwheat pancake is a pancake made with buckwheat flour.
The types of buckwheat pancake associated with specific regions include:

• Blini, Eastern Europe, with a buckwheat variety particularly popular in Russia, Ukraine (hrechanyky or гречаники), and Lithuania (grikių blynai)

• Crêpe bretonne, a savory pancake known as bleud ed-du from Brittany in
France

• Kaletez (galette de sarrasin), a buckwheat pancake in Breton cuisine

• Memil-buchimgae, a variety of Korean pancake with buckwheat flour and
cabbage

• Ploye, a Canadian pancake, particularly popular in New Brunswick



330 g (2.5 cups) buckwheat flour
75 cl (3 cups) of water
10 g (1.5 tsp) of sea salt
1 egg
Butter
Preparation of the pancake dough:

Arrange the buckwheat flour in a well, in a salad bowl, with the.
Pour in water as you go and mix vigorously with a wooden spoon. You will thus obtain a fluid and thick paste.
Add the egg which will bring a nice color to your dough during cooking and mix well.
Let the dough rest for about 2 hours in the fridge, covering it with a cloth or cling film.

Cooking the pancakes:

Put butter in your pan or lard on your bilig (crepe maker) and put it on low / medium heat.
If you are making your pancakes in a pan , use a large 12-inch cast iron or a non-stick pan. Once the butter has melted, pour
in a ladle of the dough, then quickly tilt the pan to spread the dough over the entire surface.
Bake both sides for about 1 to 2 minutes each.
To flip the patty, use a spatula to carefully peel off each edge of the patty and flip it fairly quickly.


Chef's tips:
If making sweet pancakes is child's play, sometimes making Breton Buckwheat pancakes can be a real headache and require a little practice before they are perfect (it breaks, it sticks, it crumbles) as this dough turns out to be quite difficult to work unlike sweet pancakes because the batter does not contain gluten which helps to give elasticity to the dough. Normally, the pancake batter is made with buckwheat flour, water, salt and it's all in the pure tradition. But there are sometimes different recipes and techniques to prepare your pancake batter and some ingredients can be added like egg.

Adding an egg (or more depending on the amount of flour) will prevent the batter from sticking (which does not exclude greasing the crêpe maker well) and giving it a slightly darker color.
Adding a little wheat flour which contains gluten will bring elasticity and will make your pancakes more flexible. However, the dough will need to rest for several hours. Some add 1/3 of wheat flour, others 1/5 or even a single tablespoon. Adding whole milk is a common technique in Finistère in particular: the pancakes obtained are more invigorating, softer and darker. However, the taste of buckwheat stands out a little less.
Grease the crepe maker. if you have a bilig (or crepe maker) it's honestly much better to spread out and work the dough and more recommended. Adjust the temperature to 240-250 °, to grease the surface well with lard (or lard mixed with an egg yolk) before placing each ladle of dough. But if you don't have one, a cast iron pan or non-stick pan will be even more appreciated and it will have to be greased very well. Pour a ladle of dough, wait for the pancake to color to peel it off using a spatula and turn it over. Let it cook for about 1 minute more.
For a complete galette, generously butter both sides of the galette and place ham and grated Emmental in the center of one of the two, then break an egg in the center of the galette.
Once it begins to cook, season with salt and pepper and fold the edges of the galette so that only the yolk appears.
It's ready once the egg is cooked enough.


* Cooking is also very important in the success of your pancakes: if you have a bilig (or crepe maker) it's honestly much better to spread out and work the dough and more recommended. Adjust the temperature to 240-250 °, to grease the surface well with lard (or lard mixed with an egg yolk) before placing each ladle of dough. But if you don't have one, a cast iron pan or non-stick pan will be even more appreciated and it will have to be greased very well.

Cannellonis  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
10 ounces spinach, cooked
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound ground beef, lean
2 tablespoons parmesan, grated
2 eggs
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
12 crêpes (see recipe)
2 cups cream sauce (see recipe)
1 cup marinara sauce
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a sauté pan. Add onion, garlic and parsley and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Do not brown. Add chopped cooked spinach.
In a skillet, brown ground beef in remaining olive oil. Chop in a processor. Add grated Parmesan, eggs, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Blend in the spinach mixture.
Divide filling in crêpes. Roll to enclose filling.
Coat the bottom of a baking dish with marinara sauce. Arrange stuffed crêpes in baking dish.
Spoon the cream sauce and tomato sauce over crêpes.
Sprinkle with parmesan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until brown.

Chinese chicken tenders  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


4 boneless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper

For the batter:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup pancake mix
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup water

For the sauce:
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt Cut chicken breast into medium strips.
Season with soy sauce, salt and pepper.
Combine flour, pancake mix, cornstarch, egg, baking powder, and water. Mix well to form a smooth batter.
Dip chicken pieces in batter, and deep fry at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
To make the sauce:
In a heavy bottom medium saucepan, mix all the ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, while stirring.
Cook for 2 minutes to thicken. Remove from heat. Transfer to a serving dish. Allow to cool.

Crêpes suzette  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes


For the crêpes:

1 cup flour
1/4 vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter

For the orange sauce:
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon coarsely shredded orange peel
1/3 cup orange peel
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup orange sections
For the orange butter:
1/2 cup Grand Marnier
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup Grand Marnier
1/4 cup grated orange peel
1/4 cup brandy Crêpe batter:
In a medium bowl, combine flour, oil, eggs, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup milk, beating until blended and smooth. Add remaining milk, whisking until batter is smooth. Strain batter into a clean bowl. Refrigerate, covered, for 2 hours or longer. Melt the butter over low heat, and mix into the crêpe batter.
Heat a 7-inch non-stick skillet until a drop of water sizzles and rolls off. Pour in 2 tablespoons of batter, rotating pan to cover bottom of skillet evenly. Cook until lightly browned. Turn; brown slightly. Cool on rack. Stack crêpes.
Crêpes may be made ahead and refrigerated.

Orange sauce:
In a medium skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter. Stir in cup sugar, shredded orange peel and juice; cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until peel is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add oranges, and 1/4 cup Grand Marnier.

Orange butter:
In a small bowl, with an electric beater, cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Blend in Grand Marnier and orange peel. Use to spread on crêpes - about 1 tablespoon for each crêpe.

To assemble:
Fold each crêpe in half, then in half again. Arrange in pattern in orange sauce in a baking dish or skillet. Cook over low heat until sauce is hot and crepes are heated through. To serve: Bring crêpes to table right in baking dish or skillet. Gently heat brandy in a small saucepan just until vapor rises. Ignite with match and pour flaming brandy over heated crêpes. Serve with sauce.
VARIATIONS:
CREPES CURACAO: Serve with cooked sliced peaches. Flame with curacao.
CREPES CAFOLA: Flavor batter with coffee extract and grated sweet chocolate. Flame with creme of cacao and Kahlua.
CREPES COPACABANA: Flavor batter with coffee extract and hazelnut puree. Flame with Kahlua.
CREPES HAWAIIAN: Serve with fresh sweet pineapple cubes.

Dutch baby apple pancake  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

Baked in a large hot skillet, the thin eggy batter puffs up like a popover.
To serve, slide the pancake from the skillet onto a round serving platter, and present it apple side up.
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch wedges
1/3 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar Heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat a well seasoned 10 inch cast iron skillet over high heat. Add butter. When melted, add apple wedges. Cook until softened and lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in honey and cardamom, and remove skillet from heat.
In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients, except confectioners sugar, until smooth. Pour over apple mixture. Bake until puffed and brown, about 20 minutes.
Slide pancake onto a serving platter. Serve immediately, cut into wedges, with confectioners' sugar sifted over the top.

Ethiopian injera pancake  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes

Teff Injera is a fermented, usually yeast-risen, iron-rich flatbread that is prepared in a pan, like a thick crepe. It has a mildly sour taste, It is gluten-free and yeast-free.

The recipe can be prepared without fermentation —and the injera will not be sour.
If you want to prepare it this way, just skip the fermentation step, mix all ingredients in a bowl and cook.
Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge.
1 1/2 cups teff flour
2 cups pure water
1/2 tsp baking powder
Coconut oil for pan
1/4 tsp salt, or more to taste Place Teff flour in a large glass bowl, add water and stir well.
Cover with a cheesecloth or towel and place on the counter and let it sit for 1 day/24hrs. Do not agitate or stir the batter, just leave it be.
After 24 hours, you’ll see that your batter is fermenting.
Bring a pan to medium heat, and very lightly, coat the pan with coconut oil.
Stir in the salt, and season with more taste if you like, until you can barely detect the saltiness. Also stir in the baking powder.
Your batter will deflate when you stir it.
Now pour enough batter into the pan to fill entire surface and cover with a lid, or if you don’t have a lid, use a cookie sheet.
It’s important to keep a lot of moisture in the pan or the Injera will crack.
You don’t flip Injera.
It takes about 5-7 minutes to cook Injera. You’ll see the top bubble like pancakes and start to dry out. When the top is dry, and the edges begin to curl/dry, use a spatula to remove the Injera from the pan.
Place on a plate and repeat, layering cooked Injera with parchment paper until you use up all the batter.

Fish and chips  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


2 pounds boned and skinned cod
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 recipe batter for fish (recipe below)
2 pounds baking potatoes
6 lemon wedges
oil for frying

BATTER FOR FISH

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup pancake flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup water

Cod can be substituted with other white firm skinless, and boneless fish.
Cut fish into 5 oz. (140 g) pieces. Wash under cold water and dry. Season with salt. Coat in the cold batter.
Deep fry at 360 F. (190 C) for 4 to 5 minutes. Arrange on a warm dish lined with a napkin.
Serve with chips and lemon pieces, or the traditional malt vinegar.
(The chips are actually large French fried potatoes, made with the baking potatoes, and deep fried.

BATTER FOR FISH

In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Beat egg and water. Blend in dry ingredients until smooth.

Lady fingers in pyjamas  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:10 minutes

Small bananas wrapped in French crepes.
A French carribbean recipe known as TI FIGUES EN PYJAMAS
12 tiny bananas
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup dark rum
12 small crepes
1 teaspoon butter
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 cup chocolate sauce Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Peel the bananas. Saute in butter until evenly brown but firm. Sprinkle brown sugar over bananas. Continue cooking to make a caramel with the sugar. Pour dark rum over the bananas. Ignite the rum. Transfer the bananas to a platter. Save the cooking juice.
Roll each banana in a small crepe. Cut the ends of crepes extending beyond the bananas.
Butter an oven-proof baking dish. Line the banana crepes in the dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Bake for 10 minutes. Arrange the bananas in a serving platter. Combine the chocolate sauce with the pan juice. Serve with the banana crepes

Potato crepes  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes


6 medium red bliss potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large Spanish onion
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
6 crépes (recipe below)
4 oz brie or camembert cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter

Crêpe batter:

makes 8 to 10 crêpes
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups milk (can be low-fat)
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted butter

Wash potatoes with the skin. Cook potatoes in salted boiling water until tender. Drain well. Peel and cut crosswise, into thin slices.
Slice onion thinly, crosswise.
In a frying pan, heat olive oil; add onion and sauté until lightly browned. Stir in potatoes and sauté for a minute. Stir in cheese to melt and add parsley. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Lay out crêpes on a working surface.
Using a pastry brush, lightly coat one side with melted butter.
Divide stuffing in 6 equal portions and place a portion in the center of each crêpe. Fold the sides of the crêpe over the filling. Starting from one open end, roll up each crêpe to make a firm but not tight cylinder. Again, brush them with melted butter.
Place on small nonstick baking sheet. Bake in a 300 degree F. oven for 10 minutes.

To make crêpes, use a 6 or 7-inch crêpe or omelet non-stick pan.
Combine egg, milk, flour and salt in a blender or food processor and whip until batter is smooth. Heat crêpe or omelet pan.
Lightly brush pan with butter, and heat pan over medium heat. Pour in about 1/4 cup batter. Tilt the pan in all directions until the pan thoroughly coats the bottom.
Pour off any excess of batter (crêpe should be thin). Cook on one side over medium heat until lightly brown (about 20 seconds) then turn over and cook to brown the other side.
Turn the crêpe out onto a plate and repeat the process until all the batter is used. Stack the finished crêpes on one another; they don't stick.
Note:
crêpes can be made several days ahead. Cover the plate tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until use.

Potato pancakes with goat cheese on mixed greens  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


Salad:
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
4 cups mixed baby greens

Pancakes:
2 russet potatoes, peeled, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces soft fresh goat cheese (Montrachet) crumbled
4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chives


For salad:
whisk vinegar and mustard. Gradually whisk in oil. Mix in chives, shallot and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
For pancakes:
Place potatoes in dry kitchen towel and squeeze to remove as much moisture as possible. Transfer potatoes to large bowl. Add salt and pepper and toss to combine.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy skillet over medium heat. Mound 1/3 cup potatoes in skillet. Using spatula, flatten to 3-inch round. Repeat 3 times, forming 4 pancakes.
Top each cake with 1/4 of goat cheese. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon chives.
Cover each with another 1/3 cup potatoes; press to adhere, enclosing cheese completely and flattening slightly. Cook until bottoms are golden. Add 1/2 tablespoon oil to skillet. Turn pancakes over; cook until golden. Toss green with enough dressing to coat.
Divide salad among plates. Arrange 1 pancake atop each salad.

Quick and easy pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:10 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

To freeze cooked pancakes, cool completely, then place them in zip-lock freezer bags. Seal the bags, removing as much air as possible. The frozen pancakes can easily be heated up in a toaster or toaster oven.
For the instant Pancake mix:
28 ounces all-purpose flour (by weight)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 ounce light brown sugar

Quick and easy Pancakes:
10 ounces (by weight) instant pancake mix (above)
2 large eggs, separated and at room temperature
2 cups low-fat buttermilk at room temperature (plus another ounce to adjust consistency of final batter)
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted in a small saucepan and cooled
1 ounce unsalted butter, shortening or non-stick spray for the pan
8 ounces fresh fruit such as blueberries (optional) INSTANT PANCAKE MIX
Sift all ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 3 months. Shake well before each use.
PANCAKES
Heat an electric griddle to 350 degrees F or set a heavy skillet or griddle over medium heat.
Heat the oven to the lowest possible temperate (not more than 200 degrees F).
Place the pancake mix in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk the egg whites and the buttermilk in a second bowl.
Whisk the egg yolks into the cooled melted butter.
Whisk the butter mixture completely into the buttermilk mixture.
Combine the wet team onto the dry instant pancake mix and quickly bring together with a large whisk. Do not over mix.
Ladle 1 ounce (by volume) of batter onto the griddle. Spread the batter out to a disk about 4 inches in diameter. Cook for 3 minutes, or until bubbles around the upside edge set. If you wish to integrate the fruit into the pancake itself, add it after the batter has been on the griddle for about 30 seconds.
Carefully flip with a wide spatula and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom.
Serve immediately or keep warm in the oven by placing cakes on a half sheet pan and covering them with a tea towel for up to 20 minutes.

Seafood green onion pancake haemul-pajeon  Print Recipe

Serves: 2

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:12 minutes

When making pajeon, most Koreans use green onion, and the most popular kind of pajeon is made with seafood. A recipe related to
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½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon potato starch
½ teaspoon kosher salt plus a pinch of salt
a pinch of ground black pepper
¾ cup stock (anchovy kelp stock, chicken stock or vegetable stock), or water
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
12 green onions, roots and tops trimmed to 8 to 9 inches long (to fit your skillet)
4 to 5 ounces (½ cup) seafood (peeled and deveined shrimp, squid, clams), chopped
1 large egg, beaten in a small bowl
1 fresh red pepper, sliced

For dipping sauce:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon white or apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon gochu-garu (Korean hot pepper flakes)
1 green onion, chopped
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
dipping sauce:
1. Put soy sauce, vinegar, gochu-garu, green onion, and sesame seeds in a small bowl.
2. Mix and set it aside.
3. Prepare pancake ingredients:
1. Combine the chopped seafood, pinch of salt and a pinch of ground black pepper in a small bowl. Mix it well and set aside.
2. Combine flour, potato starch, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¾ cup stock (or water) in a large enough to accommodate the green onions. Mix with a whisk until smooth.
Make green onion pancake:
1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and swirl to coat evenly.
2. Add the green onions to the batter to coat them. Using tongs or your hand, place them side by side in the skillet, alternating white end to green end, so they form a neat rectangle.
3. Add the seafood to the leftover batter in the bowl. Using your hands or tongs, spread the battered seafood on top of the battered scallions, scraping out any excess batter remaining in the bowl.
4. Add the sliced red pepper and pour the beaten egg over top of the pancake in the skillet.
5. Quickly wash your hands!
6. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 6 minutes, until the bottom is light brown and crispy.
7. Turn the pancake over with a large spatula. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil around the edges of the skillet. Lift one edge of the pancake with your spatula and tilt the skillet so that the oil flows underneath the pancake. Cook for another 3 minutes until nicely browned and crisp.
8. Turn the pancake over again. Turn up the heat to medium high heat and cook for 1 minute, until the bottom turns crunchy.
9. Transfer to a large plate, with the egg and seafood side up. Serve right away with the dipping sauce.
How to eat:
1. Mix the dipping sauce with a spoon. You can cut up the large pancake into several pieces before eating. Take 1 piece to a small individual plate and drizzle some dipping sauce with the spoon and eat. If you don’t want to precut the pancake, you can use your chopsticks to tear off a chunk of batter with a green onion and seafood, and then eat it with the dipping sauce. I prefer the second way because I love to eat the whole cooked green onion.

Silver dollar pear pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


4 Bosc or Bartlett pears
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 recipe buttermilk pancakes batter
sour cream for garnish.
Core pears with an apple corer.
Starting at the bottom, slice pears crosswise into 1/8 inch thick rings, and toss in a small bowl with maple syrup and cinnamon.
Heat an electric griddle to 375 degrees or a heavy skillet until very hot.
Brush with butter; wipe off excess with a folded paper towel. Place a few pear slices on the griddle, 2 1/2 inches apart. Cook for a minute. Ladle about 1/4 cup of the batter into center of each pear ring.
Using the bottom of a ladle, gently push batter over edges of pears. Let cook until pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around the edges, about 2 1/2 minutes.
Using a spatula, turn pancakes over; cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute.
Repeat with remaining pears and batter. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and extra syrup.

Smoked salmon crêpes au gratin  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

The smoked salmon is rolled into light and thin crêpes, then broiled and served with creme fraiche.
The crêpes can be made a day ahead, stacked, covered in film wrap, and refrigerated.
for the crêpe batter:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 pound smoked salmon, sliced thin
1 cup creme fraiche
to taste salt and ground white pepper
1 tablespoon melted butter, for the serving dish Prepare the crêpe batter:
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, eggs and milk. Whisk the ingredients until smooth. Let the batter rest 30 minutes at room temperature.
Make the crêpes. Use a 5-inch crêpe pan to make the crêpes. Heat the pan over medium heat. Coat pan with a little melted butter. Pour in 2 tablespoons of batter, tilting the pan to coat the bottom.
Cook the crêpe until golden brown (check the color by lifting the edges of the crêpe with a metal spatula). Then flip the crêpe with the spatula and cook the other side.
Transfer to a plate and cover with a sheet of parchment paper or foil. Repeat the same procedure until all crêpe batter is used.
Stack the crêpes as they are made.
Cut the salmon into 2-inch-long strips, about 1/4 inch wide.
Preheat the broiler. Brush a baking serving dish with the tablespoon of melted butter.
Lay the crêpes on a flat surface. Divide the strips of salmon between the crêpes, forming a line down the center of each.
Roll the crêpes into cylinders and arrange side by by side seam side down in the dish.
Season the crème fraiche with salt and pepper to taste and spoon over the crêpes.
Broil until the top is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Souffléed crêpes with cointreau  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 1 hour

Cooking time:12 minutes

Using a 7-inch bottom diameter nonstick pan to make the crêpes, and filling them with a pastry cream flavored with Cointreau, you get a superb dessert.

Crêpe batter
1 cup flour
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
2 cups milk
5 teaspoons butter, melted
grated orange zest of 1 orange

Pastry cream
2 cups milk
6 egg yolks
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup Cointreau
2 eggs, separated
6 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
confectioner's sugar for dusting Crêpe batter:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, eggs and milk until the batter is smooth. Stir in the cool melted butter and orange zest. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
Heat a 7-inch nonstick pan until a drop of water will sizzle on it. Then ladle in 2 ounces of the batter, tilting the pan to coat the bottom. Cook the crêpe until golden brown (check the color by lifting the edges of the crêpe with a metal spatula). Then flip it with the spatula and cook the other side. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Continue cooking the other crêpes. Stack the crêpes as they are made.
Pastry cream:
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until light and creamy. Add the flour, cornstarch and vanilla. Mix well. Pour the scalded milk over the egg yolk mixture, and whisk well to blend. Return the mixture to the saucepan. Bring to a boil, while whisking constantly. Reduce the heat and simmer 5 minutes, whisking to reach all parts of the pan.
Transfer the pastry cream to a mixing bowl. Mix in the vanilla extract and Cointreau. Cover with a film wrap to prevent a crust from forming. Let cool.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Beat the egg whites and the cream of tartar with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
Whisk 1/3 of the egg whites into the pastry cream mixture to loosen it; fold in the remaining egg whites.
Line 8 crêpes on a working surface. Divide and spoon the soufflé filling on one-half of the crêpes and fold the opposite side over.
Bake until the crêpes have risen and puffed, about 10 minutes. to serve, transfer the crêpes to individual hot plates. sift confectioner's sugar over each crêpe. Serve immediately.
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Gallons - gal
Pints - pt
Cups - c
Ounces liquids - fl oz
Tablespoons - tbsp
Teaspoons - tsp
Weights
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Kilogramms :  kg
Gramms :  g
Pounds :  lb
Ounces :  oz

Temperatures

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Degrees Celsius :  °C
degrees Fahrenheit :  °F