Crepes filled with Apples and cinnamon

I love crepes,they are thin and really light and they are so versatile,you can eat them plain,filled with fruits,ice cream sorbet,etc or toped with fruits and whipped cream.the possibilities are only as limited as you make them.

Filling the crepes with apples is one of my favorite ways of eating them,it’s easy,quick and filling.

Filling

2 apples

3 Tbsp Sugar

1 tbsp Cinnamon(adjust to your taste)

Sliced Apples

Core,peel and slice the apples or you can chop them into chucks if you refer.I like mine like this.

Sliced apples,sugar and cinnamon

Toss the Apples,sugar and Cinnamon in a pot and set aside.

For the crepes

1 Tbsp melted butter

5 heaping Tbsp Flour

1 Tbsp Sugar

Pinch of Salt

1 Egg

4 Tbsp Milk

Few drops of vanilla

7 Tbsp Water (or you can use milk if you prefer)

Put the melted butter,flour,sugar,salt,egg and 2 Tbsp milk in a bowl.Mix with a whisk or a fork(which ever you have handy),it would be very thick.This prevents lumps from forming.

Add the remaining milk and water a little at a time and keep stirring until you have added all the liquid and have a smooth batter.

Heat your frying pan and add about 3 drops of oil,rub it around the pan with a paper towel.

Pour in your batter,rotating the pan so that the batter can spread.do this quickly or the crepes would be thicker that it should be.

Cook on 1 side and turn to the other side with a spatula or your fingers.

Remove when it is done and keep on a flat surface,repeat with the remaining batter.

Cook your apples,there is no need to add water,the juice from the apples will help it cook,but stir so it does not burn.

When you are satisfied with the texture of your apples,remove from heat(some days,I like it soft,some days,I like to have a little resistance when I bite into it,so the choice is yours)

Assembling

  Lay on a Flat surface with the brown side facing down,that way,when you roll it up,it looks more attractive

 Put your apple filling on 1 end about an inch from the edge.You can use as much or as little as you want.

 Fold the long edges towards the middle.

 Lift and tuck the end as you roll it up.

  Short or long,thin or fat,it’s up to you

  Serve and top with the apple syrup left in the pot(if any).

  I served it with some Yoghurt. Delish.

Enjoy!

Pancake rolls–Savoury

I made this on a day that I was hungry and wanted to use up my left overs.I just kinda made it as I went along

You will need:

Abt 1-2 Bacon strips cut into bits

1 Sausage cubed

1 green onion,chopped

1 teaspoon baking powder

Abt 8 tablespoons flour

Abt 6 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon bouillon seasoning or 1/2 a small cube

1 egg

 

Mix the dry ingredients together,then mix in the water.

Add the remaining ingredients ans stir well.

Heat a frying pan and add abt 1 tablespoon oil.

Pour the half the mixture in and spread well,make it as thin as possible.

When the side looks done and bubbles start to form on top,flip the pancake.

When it is cooked through,roll it up with your spatula and remove.

Repeat with the remaining batter.

Cut up the rolls into about 1 1/2 inches and enjoy.

You can sprinkle some cheese on it,eat it with some ketchup or just have it plain,it’s all up to you.

 

You can use anything you want in the pancake,use what ever is in your fridge,grilled chicken,spinach,shrimps,fish,anything.

Enjoy!

Okonomiyaki

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This a a Japanese “as you like it” pancake. I tried it for the first time at a Japanese friend’s house and I gotta tell you,I was hooked.It has become my favorite way to make pancakes.It is really filling and on those days when I have a long day in school,this is what I like to eat cos it keeps me full for a longer period.

Now I am in love with Japanese food and I keep looking interesting and delicious recipes to try.

This recipe was given to me by my friend. Thanks Minako!

You will need:

This makes 1 pancake

2-3 strips Cooked bacon  cut into small pieces

3/4 cups or abt a hand full  Cabbage

1 teaspoon Baking powder

4 tablespoons Flour

1/6 teaspoon Salt

1/2 cup chopped green onion

3 tablespoons Water

1 egg

For the Sauce

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 teaspoon Soy sauce

1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

Mix them all together

Toppings

Mayonnaise

Dried Bonito Shavings (to taste)  If you don’t have this,don’t let it stop you from trying this awesome meal

How to

Mix all the dry ingredients together.

Mix the water in and add the remaining ingredients(cabbage,bacon,green onions),and mix well.

Heat the frying pan and lightly oil (a little less than 1 tablespoon oil should do)

Spoon the mixture into the hot pan and spread around to form a round shape(spread it as much as possible without breaking the pancake)

When air bubbles start to rise to the middle of the pancake

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like this,turn it over with a spatula.Alternatively,since the okonomiyaki can break if not handled well,you can use a flat plate to turn it over.Slide the pancake onto a flat plate,the turn the frying pan over to cover the “wet side” of the pancake,and flip back into(turn it into) the frying pan.

Press down with your spatula ans keep cooking until it is done.

Transfer to your plate and spread the sauce over the okonomiyaki,top with mayonnaise and sprinkle the dried bonito flakes.

Enjoy!