Saturday, August 27, 2011

Banana Nutella Crêpe!

True Love!
I still remember the day I had my first Banana Nutella Crêpe. It was seven years ago, my first day in Montreux, ready to start a new adventure as a student in Switzerland. My university was in a small village called Le Bouveret and the closest sign of civilization was in Montreux.
I was walking around town with my parents when we found a little Crêperie run by an old french lady. We watched in awe as her experienced hands effortlessly made crêpe after crêpe. Chocolate, lemon, cinnamon, vanilla, ham, cheese, eggs - she made it all!
After debating for five minutes my mother and I decide to share a banana nutella crêpe. One heavenly bite and I was hooked! I travelled to Montreux almost every other weekend to get my fix.
A few years later, I ended up living with my best friend Marie. Like most French people I know, Marie is instinctively a good cook. Every sunday we would have crêpe brunches chez nous.
On my recent trip to Paris, I befriended the owner of a Crêpe stand in the 14th who happily shared his recipe and tips with me. I tried his recipe, and while it was good, nothing beats Marie's Crêpes. 


Here is the recipe for my favourite crêpe, by one of my favourite people :)



Marie's Crêpes

Makes around 12 - 14

100 g Flour
2 Eggs
200 ml Milk
100 ml Cream 
25 g Butter (melted)
15 g Sugar
A pinch of salt


Method

1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour and eggs.
2. Gradually add in the milk and cream, stir to combine.
3. Add the salt, sugar and melted butter; whisk until smooth.
4. Let the dough rest in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes.
5. Heat a medium sized frying pan over medium heat, add a spoon of butter when hot
6. Pour about a third of a cup of the batter in to the pan.
7. Tilt the pan in a circular motion so the batter coats the surface evenly.
8. Cook it for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Flip with the help of a spatula and cook the other side.
9. Generously spread Nutella on one side. Place sliced bananas and fold the crêpe.
10. Devour and make again :)



A Crêpe stall in the 14th in Paris

Be generous with the Nutella!



Et Voila!


4 comments:

  1. The crepe looks yummy! Will have to try it out while im still in Paris

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  2. I cannot believe how similar my story about falling in love with Banana Nuttela crepes is. I first had them on a Ski trip from school. This was in Morgins, France. Right at the Swiss border. And then I too had my favourite crepe stalls to my various trips to Cannes. Yet to find a decent place in India. Will definitely try your recipe :)

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  3. I cannot believe how similar my story about falling in love with Banana Nuttela crepes is. I first had them on a Ski trip from school. This was in Morgins, France. Right at the Swiss border. And then I too had my favourite crepe stalls to my various trips to Cannes. Yet to find a decent place in India. Will definitely try your recipe :)

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