Blendtec banner

National Crêpe Day

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest

The crêpe is a staple in France and can be filled with anything from sweet to savory flavors. Though crêpes are great any time of year, it’s a tradition in France to serve them on February 2, which was originally known as Virgin Mary’s Blessing day and then became known as avec Crêpe Day, referring to the ritual of offering crêpes. According to the tradition, if you toss a crepe in the air and catch it with a pan in your left hand while holding a gold coin in your right hand, you will become rich that year*.

Because crêpes are so delicious, I embrace any reason to celebrate and enjoy them. These versatile thin pancakes can be easily made with just a few ingredients. The best batter is thin and can be poured easily. Combine all the ingredients in your Blendtec blender, and within seconds you’ll have a perfect batter for delectable crêpes.

Fill your crêpes with some of your favorite foods. Crêpes can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert.

  • Breakfast: Fill with fruit and yogurt or eggs, veggies, and cheese
  • Lunch/dinner: Fill with sliced turkey or cooked beans, salsa, and sliced cheese
  • Dessert: Fill with your favorite pie filling or whipped cream, drizzling the top with chocolate or berry sauce

Try the recipes below and enjoy crêpes on National Crêpe Day!

National Crepe Day

Basic Crêpes 

2 large eggs
1 tbsp butter, melted
1½ c milk
1 c all-purpose flour

Add ingredients to FourSide jar in order listed and secure lid. Press “Batters.” Allow batter to rest for up to 1 hour in refrigerator. Heat skillet or crêpe pan over medium heat, and lightly coat with oil or cooking spray. For each crêpe, pour ¼ cup batter into center of pan and swirl pan gently to distribute batter in thin layer. Cook for 1 minute or until top begins to dry out and underneath is lightly golden.

Flip and cook an additional 30 seconds or until done. Repeat with remaining batter. Stack completed crêpes on plate, placing wax paper between each crêpe to prevent sticking. Then, fill each crêpe with desired fillings and add any desired toppings.

For a sweet variation, follow directions above and add 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to FourSide jar before blending. For a savory variation, follow directions above and add ¼ teaspoon salt to jar before blending. After “Batters” cycle is complete, add 2–4 tablespoons fresh herbs and secure lid. Press “Pulse” 4–6 times to chop and incorporate herbs.

To prepare in WildSide jar, during “Batters” cycle, press “Pulse” to stop cycle with 5 seconds remaining. To prepare double recipe, use WildSide jar, following general recipe instructions above.

Servings 5
Serving Size 2 crêpes
Calories 170
Fat 5 g
Sat Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 75 mg
Carbohydrates 23 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 8 g

National Crepe DayCocoa Crêpes

1¼ c milk
2 large eggs
1 tbsp butter, melted
¾ c all-purpose flour
¼ c powdered sugar
3–4 tbsp natural cocoa powder
⅛ tsp sea or kosher salt

Add ingredients to FourSide Jar in order listed and secure lid. Select “Batters.” Allow batter to rest for up to 1 hour in refrigerator. Heat skillet or crêpe pan over low-medium heat, and lightly coat with oil or cooking spray. For each crêpe, pour approximately ¼ cup batter onto center of pan and swirl pan gently to distribute batter in thin layer. Cook for 1 minute or until top begins to dry out. Flip and cook 30 seconds or until done. Repeat with remaining batter. Stack completed crêpes on plate, placing wax paper between each crêpe to prevent sticking. Add fillings and/or toppings, if desired.

To prepare in WildSide jar, during “Batters” cycle, press “Pulse” to stop cycle with 5 seconds remaining. To prepare double recipe, use WildSide jar, following general recipe instructions above.

Optional fillings and toppings:

  • Fresh berries
  • Sautéed apples
  • Sliced bananas
  • Fruit preserves
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Nut butter
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Sweetened whipped cream cheese
  • Whipped cream
  • Powdered sugar

For a dairy-free version, substitute coconut butter for the butter and use coconut milk for the milk.

Servings 4
Serving Size 2 crêpes
Calories 210
Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Sodium 130 mg
Carbohydrates 31 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugar 12 g
Protein 9 g

Whole Wheat Crêpesbananacrepe

2 large eggs
1 tbsp butter, melted
¼ tsp kosher or sea salt
1½ c milk
1 c whole wheat

Add ingredients to FourSide jar in order listed and secure lid. Press “Batters.” Allow batter to rest for up to 1 hour in refrigerator. Heat skillet or crêpe pan over low-medium heat, and lightly coat with oil or cooking spray. For each crêpe, pour approximately ¼ cup batter onto center of pan and swirl pan gently to distribute batter in thin layer. Cook for 1 minute or until top begins to dry out. Flip and cook 30 seconds or until done. Repeat with remaining batter. Stack completed crêpes on plate, placing wax paper between each crêpe to prevent sticking. Add fillings and/or toppings, if desired.

To prepare in WildSide jar, during “Batters” cycle, press “Pulse” to stop cycle with 5 seconds remaining. To prepare double recipe, use WildSide jar, following general recipe instructions above.

Servings 5
Serving Size 2 crêpes
Calories 161
Fat 5.5 g
Sat Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 194 mg
Carbohydrates 21 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 8 g

How do you like to dress up your crêpes?

 

* http://365foods.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/national-crepe-day/

2 thoughts on “National Crêpe Day

  1. Pingback: National Hot Breakfast Month | Blendtec Blog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *