Thursday, February 10, 2011

crepes are for (dessert) lovers

I'm not big on Valentine's Day, but if you're looking for a special dessert to make for your special someone, I suggest a batch of crepes. You could even make a batch of crepes and call it dinner, depending on the fillings.

A few weekends ago, we had dinner at the home of our friends Colin and Anne. Colin does most of the cooking in their household and made us all a really lovely meal (more on that later). Anne, to her credit, does the dishes and keeps Colin in line. She has always said that she's not much for cooking, but at the end of the evening, she produced a tall stack of golden brown crepes with all sorts of delicious fillings: berry compote, Nutella, powdered sugar, whipped cream. "Did you make these?" I asked, incredulous. And she had, following an old Martha Stewart recipe. With a nonstick skillet it wasn't hard at all, she said.

We gorged ourselves on those crepes. I think I may have had four. It was the simplest thing, a thin pancake with sweet berries oozing out of each end, but it was exactly the perfect thing. It's the kind of dessert that lends itself to sitting on the floor crosslegged. You'll find yourself reaching over people to grab the powdered sugar, licking a stray schmear of Nutella off the back of your hand. It's messy, but in the best possible sense. With friends, or your family, or with your beloved, be sure to eat some crepes.


Unknown said...

Crepes are a great idea and they are so versatile too. Maybe they should be an every holiday occurance.

Lisa said...

I, for one, think a turkey and stuffing-filled crepe would be delicious!

Daniel said...

A new Thanksgiving tradition: tur-crepe-'en!


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