Monday, March 14, 2011

Oh Zee French...

Pancakes have been replaced at Bungalow'56.
Eeen stead a little teeny tiny crepe, non?
Oh Zee French...
They knew what they were doing.

Middlest has discovered a new culinary talent.
The making of the crepe.

And we are over la lune because of it.
It has changed our pancake eating ways.

Gone are the days of thick piled high mountains of pankookas.
We are rolling up airy light sweetness like never before.

We have become refined Saturday morning crepe connoisseurs.
Icing sugar, brown sugar, syrup, whipped cream and of course les fraises.

You do see why we have left the pancake behind?
It isn't our fault.
We were unable to withstand the lure of the crepe.

Oh Zee French.
I love them. 

Did I mention The Agronomist was French?  
Mais Oui!
And he is man enough to eat crepes e.v.e.r.y. s.i.n.g.l.e. day if he wants to : )
That's how zee french men are...


Zee French Crepe Recipe 
by Jean Pare and her cookbook Desserts from the Canadian National Best Seller Cook Book Series "Company's Coming."

Eggs                         4
Milk                         1 cup
Water                       1 cup
All-purpose flour     2 cups
Cooking oil              4 Tbsp.
Granulated sugar      1 tsp.
Salt                           1/4 salt

Beat eggs in large bowl until frothy.  Add rest of ingredients.  Beat smooth.  It says to cover in store in refrigerator for several hours (but we never do.)  Add milk before cooking if too thick.  Pour enough to cover the bottom of no stick pan. Remove when underside is lightly browned. Stack with waxed paper between each crepe (we pop them in a warmed oven on a plate, no wax paper involved.)  Can be frozen. Makes 24 crepes.


This post will be joining up with My3Boybariens Sweet Shot Tuesday 
along with Tasty Tuesdays hosted by 33 Shades of Green.

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  1. We have a saturday and sunday afternoon crepes tradition. With sugar, nutella or strawberry depending on who you ask. It'a my husband who started it and we can't get enough of it.
    And because I like salty food better I make buckwheat crepes with goat cheese and tomatoes.
    Oh no you're making me hungry again!!

  2. Get yourself to the store and purchase a jar of Nutella for zee crepes. You can thank me later. They are a favorite in our house too!

  3. Thanks for including the recipe. I was slobbering all over this here keyboard. Slurp. Gonna try zeez here crepes!

  4. Nous aimons bien les crepes, aussi.

    Bon appetit!


  5. these look scrumptious!!
    thanks for sharing the recipe. I will hand the recipe off to my hubs (he's the cook in the family)...

  6. Yum! I've always wanted to try and make crepes...thanks for sharing the recipe! They look divine!

  7. I am seriously dying to eat these right now. Looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can't wait to try it!


    ps. I changed my blog around & I think it's not showing up on news feeds for some reason. Anyways, this is the new URL:

  8. SO yummy!!! You should try: scrambled eggs with melted emmental cheese!!!! Also soooo good in crepes. last name is french.....

  9. I've always loved crepes...gotta have just the right pan to make them turn out well. Yours look amazing!!!

  10. LOVE crePes BUT change that cooking oil to melted butter (maybe not quite so much) and it will take them to a whole new level! It's how those Frenchies roll after all. It also leads to those lovely little brown dots all over the crepes. "spotted pancakes" as they were known when I was growing up.'s that whole no carb thing working out for you?!

  11. These are my favorite morning treat. I think it must be a some strong French blood pulsing through my veins, thanks to my Papa.

    And these look beautifully delicious.

  12. oh yumm! I tried them once - and it was a mess! Not nearly as pretty as yours.

  13. Oh my...I can taste them now...pure yummines♥

  14. You guys are killing me!1

  15. This settles it; Kate is going to kiddie culinary school and being our in-house cook!

  16. Oh yum! I think I have just said farewell to pancakes! Just found your blog through Sweet Shot Tuesday.

  17. There is nothing better than a good crepe. My grandma used to make "French Pancakes" for us when we would go for a visit. Now my mom carries on the tradition with her kids and grandkids. Now I'm craving some!!

  18.! These look delicious! I was hoping with each scroll that you'd post the recipe! Thanks so much. And how in the world did you decide which photo to use for Sweet Shot? There were so many good ones.

  19. Hopped over here from Sweet Shot Tuesday, and all I have to say is...YUM!!!

  20. In Paris, our kids loved buying crepes with nutella from the street sellers, whereas my mother used to make them for us years ago, served with lemon and sugar.

    All the best for the bus trip (ugh!!) :-)

  21. Those look SO GOOD!!! Great captures! :)

  22. ps. I wanted to tell you that (since you are a follower of mine; was Love & Life now champagne wishes.) I have had some issues with my new blog set up, tried to create a new one under the same account with similar issues so I have created a new account under a new e-mail address & I wanted to make sure I tell all of my followers so if you follow me at that would be so greatly appreciated! I will (when I get to it) unfollow you from my old account which I won't use anymore and re-follow you with my new one(this one)! Thanks again! Have a great week! xo melissa

  23. GAH! gorgeous! Too bad I'm gluten free.

  24. Visiting from Sweet Shot Tuesday. :) Wow. How very cool. Must try these soon!

  25. Damn it anyway - carb free diet here. Now I have no choice but to binge. Thank you.

  26. Love the story in your photos and love that you added the recipe! ;)


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