Crepes

Our wonderful neighbor David Berkowitz shared many favorite recipes with us, including his mother’s “Gisha’s Crepes.” Now our go-to Christmas breakfast, we make them in his memory with love and gratitude for his friendship.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Get out a large frying pan.
  2. Get out a glass measuring cup and a blender.
  3. Get out a 9-inch frying pan and a serving platter.

STEP TWO – Make the Caramelized Bananas

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 large ripe bananas
2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions:

  1. In the large frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat and tilt to coat the entire bottom.
  2. Slice the bananas length-wise as thin as possible and add to the pan in a single layer.
  3. Cook the bananas for 15 minutes, flipping occasionally.
  4. Once browned slightly, sprinkle with the sugar and salt and continue cooking for another 15 minutes, lowering the heat if the bananas get too brown.

STEP THREE – Make the Batter

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 ½ cups milk
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon white sugar
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

Instructions:

  1. In the glass measuring cup, microwave the butter for 40 seconds.
  2. Add to the blender with the milk, eggs, sugar, and salt and blend well.
  3. Add the flour and blend until smooth.

STEP FOUR – Cook the Crepes

  1. In the 9-inch frying pan, melt a little butter over medium heat.
  2. Pour ¼ a cup of batter onto the pan and tilt to coat the entire bottom.
  3. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Lift one end of the crepe with a rubber spatula and use your hands to flip.
  5. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes until both sides are very lightly browned.
  6. Transfer the crepe to the serving platter and add the next round of batter.
  7. Once all the crepes are cooked, fill with the caramelized bananas, maple syrup, honey, applesauce, whipped cream, yogurt, fresh fruit, or another filling of your choice.
  8. Roll up the crepes and top with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Recommended Serving Size: 3 crepes

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 protein*

*The Exchanges for the fillings are:

¼ cup caramelized bananas: 2 fruit
2 tablespoons syrup or honey: 1 starch
1 cup strawberries OR ¾ cup mixed berries: 1 fruit
⅔ cup yogurt OR ½ cup cottage cheese: 1 dairy
½ cup apple sauce: 1 fruit
2 tablespoons whipped cream: 1 fat

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9 thoughts on “Crepes

  1. Lovely recipe but on this one, I will take my babcia’s recipe, maintained my my dad over the years and almost perfected by this grandson and son. Lots of eggs. Bacon fat for the skillet and every sweet jam, jelly, relish, preserve, herbed butter, honey, and syrup in the house for choice of stuffing and topping; even, if for evening fare, ice cream. Thank you ladies for six months of delightful recipes. And awakening memories. Joyous season to you.

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