Tuesday, September 12, 2017

3 Ingredient Crepes #vegan


If anyone had told me that I would be able to make a crepe without egg and cow's milk, I would have laughed.

Oh, I am laughing now but with delight.  These crepes are easy to make and taste delicious. I serve these to our guests and then tell them they are vegan. There really is much difference in texture or taste. The only time I notice a change in flavor is when I use whole fat coconut milk. Then, of course, the coconut flavor seeps into the crepe.  I actually like this added taste to my own crepes.

The one suggestion I have is to be patient. I have found if I make the batter and let it sit for 30 minutes this allows the flour, milk, and flaxseed meal to work together. I also notice that sometimes I need more liquid, while at other times, I have had to add a bit more flour.  I always throw the first one away. I either have the pan too hot, not hot enough, the batter is too thick, or too runny.

Patience is required to make any crepe, not just this version. I bought a small egg pan to save for using it to make just crepes. It is free of scratches. I found that if my pan is scratched it affects the final crepe.  Start with a little oil (butter) in the pan and make sure the pan is hot.  The process works quickly once you add the batter.

I use a small ladle to add my batter to my hot pan, immediately swirl the batter to create a very thin pancake or crepe. I return it to the heat and watch the edges get start to curl. I use a soft spatula and flip it over once. I remove the crepes to a wire cookie rack and let cool. Once they are cool then you can stack them on top of each other and serve.  We rarely have leftovers, but when I do, I wrap them tightly and store them in the refrigerator.






3 Ingredient Crepes #vegan

1 cup flour (wheat or white) I personally use a half and half blend of wheat and white
1 cup of nondairy milk (almond, cashew, coconut, etc...)
1 flaxseed meal egg SEE BELOW

1.  Make the flaxseed meal egg first. 1 tablespoon blended with 3 tablespoons of warm water. Stir and let sit for a few minutes.

2.  Combine all three ingredients and blend well. For best results let sit for 30 minutes. If you are in a hurry, it will work, but may take a few practice crepes to get it perfect.

3. Heat pan. I use a pastry brush to oil the hot pan each time I add batter to the pan. This helps it to not stick. I do this even in my nonstick pan. The recipe does not contain any oil and it needs the added help to ensure the crepe stays in one piece.

4.  Remove from pan and let cool. Stack when ready to serve. Serve with fruit, syrup, cinnamon and sugar, coconut whipped cream, etc...



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