March 5, 2011

Happy Day Creperie

It was sunny and warm today in Brooklyn and I was glad to begin a day of walking and softball and dog-watching with a plate of crepes. The first days of spring are always so encouraging. This weekend is the end of Maslenitsa, a traditional Russian holiday celebrated by the eating of pancakes. It is a celebration of the coming of spring because pancakes (and crepes) are round like the sun. Supposedly you are rewarded a happy day for every pancake you eat and after this morning's feast, I'm looking forward to a very happy year. I had always been intimidated by crepes (as they usually contain about an egg each) but I was surprised to see how well these turned out with very little effort. Many thanks to veganyumyum for all of the advice on crepe making.

sweet crepes
1/2 cup plain soymilk or almondmilk
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup melted margarine
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla

Whisk all ingredients together until very smooth. Let sit in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or so while you prepare your fillings. I filled my sweet crepes with baked cinnamon apples, cherry preserves, and lemon zest. You can fill the crepes with savory or sweet fillings- hazelnut spread, nut butters, and bananas make great additions.

Here's to a coming spring!

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy! Your pictures are fabulous!