Posted by: Ginger | March 7, 2012

Crepes Sweet or Savory? Gluten free ratio rally

I have fond memories of crepes. Back in college, I studied in Germany while a friend of mine studied in Rennes, France. Rennes might not be the crepe capital of France, but it has to be close. We would walk into a creperie, sit, drink a cider and order ham and cheese crepes or chocolate crepes or mushroom crepes. I need to dig out one of those photos. I probably didn’t take pictures of food then as I do now but I might have some nice shots of sidewalk cafes.

Crepes are this month’s Gluten free ratio rally’s challenge. Crepes are an easy one to tackle since the best crepes are very delicately handles so as to not work up the gluten. This makes them a great gluten free item to make. Our host this month is T.R. Crumbley so stop on by their blog and read about this month’s rally.

I followed Michael Ruhlman’s ratio of 2:2:1 for liquid eggs flour. Since it was just me, I made a half batch following the ratio recommendations. They turned out great!

Ingredients (for 3 largish crepes):

4 oz of whole local milk

4 oz of egg (this equaled one egg from my chickens in the back yard)

2 oz of gluten free flour mix (i used 1.5 oz sorghum flour and .5 oz of potato starch)

1 tbs of melted butter

Technique:

Melt the butter and throw it all in the blender or food processor. Whirl until combined and let it rest 1/2 hour or so. Add a tad of butter to a heated skillet. I used a non stick skillet that was on the larger side. Pour in some of your batter. Swirl it about until it looks like a raw crepe and coats the pan and let it cook. Cooking only takes a minute or two. As soon as mine started to bubble a bit at the edges, I added my crepe ingredients. Let them heat for a moment and then folded my crepe over in half and then in half again.

Crepe fillings I used:

Bavarian ham, swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and dots of an herb butter that has chives and parsley in it.

Nutella

Which crepes were best? Both. Somehow I took pictures of the nutella crepe only on my phone and not on the camera. So imagine oozing chocolate leaking out the corners.

Here are the links to all the other gluten free ratio rally bloggers this month, stop by and check out their crepes!

Adina ~ Gluten Free Travelette ~ Breakfast Crepes Three Ways
Caitlin ~ {Gluten-Free} Nom Nom Nom ~ Buckwheat Crepes
Caleigh ~ Gluten Free[k] ~ Banana Cinnamon Crepes
Claire ~ My Gluten Free Home ~ Victory Crepe Cake
Ginger ~ Fresh Ginger ~ Sweet ‘n Savory
gretchen ~ kumquat ~ nutella crepe cake
Heather ~ Discovering the Extraordinary ~ “Southwestern” Crepes
Karen ~ Cooking Gluten-Free! ~ Gluten Free Crepes Savory or Sweet
Mary Fran ~ FrannyCakes ~ Gluten-free Peanut Butter Crepe Cake
Morri ~ Meals with Morri ~ Russian Blini for Two
Pete and Kelli ~ No Gluten, No Problem ~ Key Lime Crepes
Shauna ~ gluten-free girl ~ Gluten Free Buckwheat Crepes
T.R. ~ No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ Brownie Crepes with Strawberry Wine sauce
T.R. ~ No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ Basil Tomato and Feta Crepes
T.R. ~ No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ Fresh Fruit Crepe
Jonathan ~ The Canary Files ~ Vegan Crepes for Filipino Spring Rolls
Rachel ~ The Crispy Cook ~ Raspberries and Cream Crepes
Mrs. R ~ Honey From Flinty Rocks ~ Crepes – Spinach & Dessert

i’m out


Responses

  1. Those look yummy! Great ratio for crepes.

  2. I love crepes, And yours look delicious- I just don’t yet seem to be able to master their delicateness. One day……

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  4. Crepes are such a great reminder of my trips to Charleston, SC and a wonderful vendor there that makes them. I truly appreciate you bringing back some fond memories! Now it is time to bring the crepe home! I will be trying this recipe this weekend.

  5. It’s great that there are delicious recipes out there to remind us that we don’t have to miss out on tasty desserts. This is now one of my favorite recipes!!

  6. This is a great recipe! I made the some sweet crepes for dessert and they were fantastic! I encourage everyone to try this recipe!!

    • I’m glad you liked them! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
      Ginger

  7. Yummmmmm! I will second Tara’s comment – chickens in the backyard must be pretty awesome. :)

  8. I love that your crepes are so versatile that they can go sweet or savory, When I was in college, I went to a creperie while visiting Quebec City, and I remember there being SO many fillings to choose from! Makes me want to throw a crepe party. Also, I love that you’ve got chickens in your backyard!


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