Crepes

World Pancakes day is February 2nd every year. I didn’t know this until three years ago. That’s when i took the picture below in commemoration.

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Crepes are thin pancakes, the Americans like their pancake thick the Europeans prefer it thin. Crepes are popular in Nigeria but we just call them Pancakes.

Crepes with Mango/Strawberry Salsa topped with whipped cream and honey.
Crepes drizzled with honey

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 All purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp powdered evaporated Milk
  • 10g unsalted butter (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp Baking powder (optional)
  • Sugar (as much or as little as you like)
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract (you can use vanilla essence or your favorite flavour)
  • *1 tsp grated nutmeg (optional)
  • (Addition of 1/8 tsp of baking soda will make it a pancake)
  • 2 tbsp veg oil to fry.

Procedure

  • Mix all ingredients together except oil to a very smooth paste.
  • Place a non stick on low heat, using a pastry brush, brush some oil on the pan or push about a drop of oil on the pan and let it spread across the pan.
  • Scoop the paste into the pan and allow it spread to the edge of the pan.
  • Allow the lower side to dry slighty then flip the sides and allow the other side to dry and the edges to crisp slightly.
Look how slim those crepes are!
*Quick Tip.

As a Mum, my kids love pancakes and it was one of the first things I taught them to make themselves. Their pancake/crepe game is really tight now and it is the quickest breakfast or hunger blocking snack. Here is what I taught them to do.

They make large batches of pancake batter *without butter* per time, bottle them up and store in the fridge.

Note: We don’t add butter to the mix because it will harden up the batter when it cools in the fridge. And we don’t add butter at all thereafter. Butter is an optional element.

We store in capped bottles like this and store for as long as 3 weeks in the fridge. If you don’t have this kind of cover, you can perforate a normal cover to make a hole in it

With adult supervision, this was made by 8yr old son. See how easy it is to make round pancakes squeezing the batter out of the bottle

(Updated April 2020)
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    Crepes with Homemade Strawberry Sauce and Julienne apples
    Rolled crepes with a side of fruits
    Simple serving of crepes dusted with icing sugar and drizzled with honey
Pancake! Yum! Can you see all that honey!

Happy Shrove Day

Pancake Cereal TikTok Challenge 2020

Plantain Waffles

I’ve been pushing the  #Plantain #Chocolate competition for the #ounjegiveaway. So I’ve been sharing easy ways to  incorporate plantain and chocolate. Plantain waffle is an old recipe I shared last year. This is a different take on the earlier  RECIPE 

Plantain Waffle

Plantain Waffle topped with Frozen Yogurt, Honey and Milk Chocolate shavings

Recipe 

(Serves 5)

  • 4 large ripe plantains
  • 20g Butter
  •  2 cups Yogurt 
  • 1 cup flour 
  • 1/8 tsp Baking powder
  •  1/8 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/8 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp *Vanilla extract 
  • *Cooking spray or oil to coat your waffle iron.

Procedure

▪     In a blender,  blend the plantain and all the other ingredients to a smooth  paste.

▪    Spray the waffle iron with some cooking spray or use a brush to apply oil on the iron to prevent the batter from sticking to the plates. (Use the waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions)

▪    Cook till waffle iron indicator says it’s done. 

Plantain Waffle topped with frozen yogurt, chocolate syrup and milk chocolate shavings
Plantain Waffle topped with Frozen Yogurt, Chocolate Syrup and Milk Chocolate shavings

Waffle Omelette

I was inspired to do this yesterday after I saw a recipe shared on one of the fitness groups I belong. The author used a sandwich toaster to make what she call Egg Sandwich. I tweaked her recipe a little and used a waffle maker to make this.

For those people on a protein diet,  this is perfect for you.

You can use a sandwich toaster instead of the waffle iron.

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Recipe

This serves 5 adults.

•      10 fresh eggs

•      1 Cup Flaked fish (Tuna or Mackerel preferable)

•      1 small onion  (chopped)

•      2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley  (you can use substitute with dried parsley

•      Salt (to taste)

•      1 tsp Cayenne Pepper (dried ground pepper or Atagigun as yoruba people call it)

Procedure 

As shown below. Beat eggs, add  all the ingredients together, spray some non-stick cooking spray on the waffle maker , scoop some mix onto the iron and cover till it beeps or the signal light comes on.

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Enjoy with a cup of green tea if you are on a protein diet or add whatever accompaniment you please.