Sunday, February 3, 2013


[As a matter of interest, this is the recipe my childhood friend transcribed for me when we were in junior high. The original copy is the one my dad still cooks from today whenever he makes crepes - of course my parents kept the original version, scrawled on lined paper and with "flour" spelled as "flower." Completely priceless.]

2 Tbsp. butter, melted
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup orange juice
Beat eggs and milk; add butter. Add flour, sugar, and salt at once while mixing. (An electric mixer is easiest.) Add vanilla and orange juice. Pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter on hot pan and immediately rotate in a circular motion until the batter forms a thin crepe. Cook over medium heat until the edges start to turn slightly golden; flip and cook for 30 seconds more. There is no need to discard the first pancake. :-)