Friday, February 21, 2014

Butter and Rum Crepes, Fancy and Plain

Butter and Rum Crepes
This week's assignment for French Fridays With Dorie was crepes.  Not just any crepes, but Butter and Rum Crepes.  Oh, they were sooo good.  I wanted to lick my plate clean.  I resisted.  A wonderful crepe batter is made in a blender that has the traditional crepe ingredients of milk, flour, eggs, salt and butter.   To this batter, Dorie added rum or vanilla extract, sugar, lemon and orange zest.  She suggested a neat trick with the citrus zests and sugar -  rub the sugar and the zests together with your fingertips.  I am going to do this in other recipes - the sugar tasted fantastic - yes I took a very small taste.  Any way, back to the crepe batter.  The ingredients are blended together in a blender and put in the fridge for a couple of hours.  Dorie states 12 or more hours is ideal.

The crepes are then cooked in a crepe pan or  a skillet that has been rubbed lightly with canola oil.  Once the crepes are browned place on a plate that has been  sprinkled with sugar.  Next, you make the delicious sauce that is drizzled over the crepes.

The sauce is made with honey, lemon juice, orange juice and lots of delicious butter.  If you wish, you can fill the crepes with some lemon curd but I didn't.  I folded my crepes into quarters, arranged them on a plate and drizzled the sauce over them.  I also did a dusting of powdered sugar.

As I said earlier in this post - these crepes were fantastic.  Everyone in the family loved theses crepes.  This dish will definitely be making more appearances on my table.  Not only are they delicious they are so easy to make.



This recipe can be found on pages 411-413 in "Around My French Table."   Enjoy:)






20 comments:

  1. Love that twisted slice of orange for garnish! Will give that zest and sugar tip a try soon!

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  2. You did an amazing job- your crepes look perfect ! And I am with you on that sugar citrus zest combo. I thought it was pure gold and don't know how I have never heard of it before. All I kept thinking was I will never throw a rind away again when I can add sugar and make this treat. Look out hips :) So glad your family enjoyed it as that is the icing on the proverbial cake.

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  3. What success!! Your crepes look wonderful.
    Mine did not... I couldn't get the hang of them. At least my sauce was good, and masked the "mess" enough to make them taste fairly yummy. I guess I need to try again. Happy everyone enjoyed yours!!

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  4. I feel so fortunate that the first crepe recipe I've ever used is such a good one. Glad you enjoyed them too.

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  5. I love crepes and wow do those look delicious. Fantastic recipe!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  6. I am a big fan of this recipe too. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. Perfect looking crepes! I thought this recipe was one of the best I’ve ever tried. Glad you enjoyed them!

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  8. I'm a big fan of Dorie's trick with the sugar and zest as well. It just smells so perfect. I didn't love this recipe, but I will continue to use that trick.

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  9. These were easy and delicious! A true winner

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  10. Wasn't this a winner? I had some challenges cooking the crepes, but that gives me an excuse to make more to practice.Glad you and your family enjoyed these.

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  11. Such a pretty plate Geraldine! I loved these and would definitely make them again.

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  12. This was a great recipe and I didn't even make the sauce or filling - just the crepes which I tasted plain and they were luscious. Then I added nutella and fresh strawberries - yum! Yours look terrific. Glad you and your family enjoyed them so much.

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  13. These crepes sound and look very delicious. I like the simple garnish of twisted orange slice.

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  14. Great looking crepes! I loved the recipe for batter all my crepes turned out very good!

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  15. Geraldine, what a lovely presentation of your crêpes - they look very French/elegant the way you served them on that very pretty plate!

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  16. I'm so glad you all enjoyed these. They came out absolutely perfectly!

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  17. Rubbing the citrus into the sugar was great info! My family loved this too and I just have to keep working on my technique! Yours look perfect!

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  18. Yup, these were a hit at my house, too :)

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  19. Lovely presentation! I thought these were fabulous, too.

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