Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mince

Crêpe with Chocolate sauce and Fruits

…First of all, With a heart full of gratitude, I thank you for your kind words of condolence. Your thoughtfulness touched me and helped me.

_DSC1427Mince means thin in French. ‘Je parle un peu le français’ I speak bit of French…It was totally a waste of my time to have minored in French in college. I remember so little. Excusez-moi for not studying hard but how in the world and why did they teach us French grammar first? But even more laughable, the very first lesson of the required English class in middle school went like ‘This is a pen’ hum… pretty lame isn’t it? Why not start us with Hello?  Then you could state your name like… my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die…just kidding._DSC1421

Thin French pancakes ‘crêpe’ show up on the Saturday morning scene quite often in our household. One of my husband’s specialties. The crinkling sounds of newspaper, blender churning, chomp, chomp the rhythm of knife hitting the cutting board, time slows for the moment. We have an agenda today but not until 2:00 in the afternoon._DSC1423

Ingredients for 10 to 12 crepes

Equipment: blender, non-stick pan 10 inch or larger

  • 1-1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  1. Put flour, eggs and milk in the blender and give it whirl until all mixed. Then add melted butter. Blend well, approximately 1 minute.
  2. Warm pan at medium heat, pour about 1/4 cup of batter in the pan. Tilt pan to coat entire bottom of pan with batter._DSC1411
  3. Cook until the edges pull away from the pan and it develops a light brown color on the bottom. Flip to brown other side. Turn onto a plate.
  4. Serve with chocolate sauce (recipe below), honey or maple syrup  We like to have with lots of fruits. Bon appetite!_DSC1406_DSC1419

Variation; Add lemon rind to the batter or sprinkle onto batter for fresh taste.

Chocolate sauce

  • 1 bag of Guittard milk chocolate chips
  • Cream about 1/2 cup

Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and pour cream over it. Microwave for 1 minute or so until chocolate melts. Stir the mixture well.

Enjoy the Irish music and please watch short video of the process of making crepes.

Crepes

 

I appreciate every email, card, flower and visit last week expressing sympathy from friends. _DSC1387

Soon my husband and I will be taking a (this time planned) trip to see our daughter and her family. I can’t wait to hold our grand children there.

21 comments:

  1. We love crepe, but it doesn't make it to our kitchen every Saturday morning:( wish it did too!! Mmmmm....
    Wishing you a lovely time with your grandbabies:)

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  2. あれ、コメント出したけど、Publishされなかったかも・・・。なのでもう一回。

    ご主人のお料理、上手!!!!ビデオ楽しく見させてもらいました!フライパンでささっとやるとこなんて、さすがです。いいですね、ご夫婦でお料理上手なんて。フルーツたっぷりおいしそうなクレープです。

    改めてお誕生日おめでとうございます!色々あった数週間だったと思いますが、素敵な一日を・・・!

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    1. ありがとう!なみちゃんの誕生日ももうすぐですね。何か予定は?

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  3. I looooove The Princess Bride!!!

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    1. Me too! We have three Princes Bride DVDs and my husband wanted 4th one. I told him three is enough, they all have same happy endings anyway.

      Thanks Jalna.

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  4. Aah, I almost never have crêpes! There used to be a wonderful crêperie restaurant down the road from my old apartment... used to love going there - they made amazing crêpes suzette too... do you know them?

    This looks like an amazing breakfast - love the picture with all that gorgeous fruit!

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    1. Thank you Charles. We mad this at my daughter's place. They have mango, guava and lilykoi plants in their back yard and we used that for filling.

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  5. I don’t even know what to say, why isn’t this on my breakfast menu today?

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you so much for your comment.

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  6. A wonderful breakfast treat!

    Enjoy your trip!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. Thank you Rosa. All your photos are wonderful, I enjoyed your blog.

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  7. お父様のことで淋しい気持ちになってるいるとき 周りの人が気遣ってくれて お誕生日にはご近所のお友達が 持ち寄りパーティを計画してくれて 心が慰められた様子が伝わってきます。お花を持ってきてくれた方もいるのですね。 よかったね。 ご主人のビデオ素晴らしいできで感服。作り方がよくわかり作ってみようという気になります。お孫さんに会うの楽しみですね。きっとハワイの 夕日も優しく迎えてくれるよ。いってらっしゃい!

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    1. ありがとうございます。 今回は周囲の人の親切が身に沁みました。私もそんなやさしい人になりたいです。

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  8. Wow, you've got a fancy-class five star hotels breakfast in your home my friend...
    i guess the fuits make me not feeling guilty to eat that luscious pancake....

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I usually eat lots of fruits with crepe though still feel guilty.

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  9. Your crepes are gorgeous. I love preparing crepes for my kids too. I love all the varieties of fruit you packed in here (hehe, I usually use just 1 or 2 kinds). Lovely presentation. Wish you a fun trip visiting your daughter and grand kids.

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    1. Thank you Amy. I had a wonderful time with our grandchildren.

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  10. Your crêpes look terrific! I prepare crêpes quite rarely but I usually eat half of them while frying ;-) they are so delicious even without any filling.
    In most countries school language classes are useless (as someone who goes often to Japan and speaks only basic Japanese I cannot imagine everyone has English classes there!). It was the same in my case: too much grammar, useless sentences, etc..
    Have a wonderful time with your daughter!

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  11. Thank you Sissi. I hope language program in Japan improved by now. I wish I'm eating your ramen right now.

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  12. We love crepes, and there is always mountain on the platter when I make it...Sometimes even as a late night snacking, I know sounds bad but at that moment so good esp. with nutella hehe...
    Thanks for sharing those delicious pictures!

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