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Johnson Estate Winery

French Crêpes with Maple Liqueur

Recipe Date:
July 16, 2017
Cook Time:
00:00:00
Difficulty:
Easy
Measurements:
Imperial (US)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsps Johnson Estate Maple Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsps clarified, melted butter
  • Maple syrup, ground nuts, and other garnishes
Directions

Pour the milk, water, eggs, sugar, and Maple Liqueur into a Cuisinart and blend for about a minute.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, sifted if you like, and salt. Then add the liquid ingredients and mix well with an egg whip. Add the melted butter and stir until the batter is smooth – it will be quite thin.

To begin cooking the crêpes, first make a test crêpe. Coat the skillet with a little butter and make sure the skillet is hot before pouring in a small ladle of batter. Immediately tilt the pan in all directions to coat the bottom of the skillet – if there is excess batter, pour it back into the bowl – and then put the pan on the heat for about a minute. Loosen the crepe by sharply jerking the pan back and forth; lift the edge with a spatula and when lightly brown, flip it over to brown lightly. Julie notes that the second side is usually “spotty brown” and kept as the “nonpublic” aspect of the crepe. If the test crêpe is too thick, add water to thin the batter. Adjust the quantity of batter poured into the pan so that there is just one thin layer and no excess.

Remove the crepe and then brush a small amount of maple syrup on the crêpe. Sprinkle ground nuts – pecans, Chocolate Hazelnuts, or Cinnamon Walnuts and roll it into one cylinder. Cut in half, if you like, and keep warm before serving. Fanny would make a large plate of crepes and each guest would add spread butter, jam, syrup, sugar, etc to taste. 

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