Crepes

Our beautiful neighbor David Berkowitz shared many of his 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 blender.
  2. Get out a glass measuring cup, a rubber spatula, and a large serving plate.
  3. Get out a 9-inch pan and a large pan.

STEP TWO – Prepare the Caramelized Bananas

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
4-6 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
Dash of salt

Instructions:

  1. Heat the large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Melt the butter and spread it to cover the bottom of the pan.
  3. Slice the bananas length-wise as thin as possible.
  4. Add the bananas in a single layer and let them cook, flipping them as they brown.
  5. Once the bananas have browned a bit, sprinkle them with sugar and salt.
  6. Continue cooking the bananas while you make the crepes. If they get too brown, lower the heat.

STEP THREE – Make the Batter

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
1 ½ cups of milk
3 eggs
1 tablespoon of white sugar
Dash of salt
1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour

Instructions:

  1. Heat a 9-inch pan on medium heat.
  2. Melt the butter in a glass measuring cup in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the butter, milk, eggs, sugar, and salt to the blender and blend well.
  4. Add the flour and blend until the batter is nice and smooth.

STEP FOUR – Make the Crepes

  1. Add a little butter to the pan to cover the bottom and sides.
  2. Pour ¼ cup of batter into the center of the pan and tilt the pan so the batter spreads out across the entire bottom.
  3. Let the crepe cook for just a couple of minutes. Then with the rubber spatula, lift one end and use your hands to flip the crepe onto the other side.
  4. Cook for another minute or two until the crepe is very lightly browned.
  5. Transfer the crepe to the plate, folding it over once.
  6. Cook the remaining crepes and add them to the plate.
  7. Have out on the table a variety of fillings for the crepes, including the caramelized bananas, and other options, such as, homemade applesauce, cottage cheese, jam, honey, syrup, whipped cream, yogurt, fresh fruit, chocolate chips, shredded coconut and more.
  8. Roll the crepe up, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy! Happy Holidays!

Recommended serving size: 2 crepes

Exchanges: 2 starch*

*The Exchanges for the fillings are:

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