It's Pancake Day! I have this memory from when I was little, my sister dragging me to some exhibition on the other side of Madrid and then making up to me with a crepe night when we got home. My parents were away fro the weekend and I have this image of my sister in the kitchen with crepes, sprinkling them with sugar and some lemon juice.. Sometimes I wish I could travel in time and live things like these again. Makes me happy.
Crepes are so easy to make and in my opinion more versatile than American pancakes. They are thinner so you can put lots of stuff on top and still have space for a sweet one afterwards!
I admit American pancakes are good, with maple syrup maybe some bacon.. But really, make these breakfast crepes, add a poached egg, a drop or two of spicy sauce (up to you which one) and enjoy with a Bloody Mary. Or a carrot, ginger, apple juice (my sister's fave). It will be an epic breakfast, I guarantee it.
Otherwise, if you fancy lemon juice and sugar crepes, have a look at my last year's post or just follow the crepes recipe on this post.
Here is all you need for around 10 crepes:
1 cup flour
1 cup 1/4 milk
1 pinch of salt
2 rashers of bacon, cooked and warm
10g cheese freshly grated
1 avocado (optional)
1-2 eggs poached or fried
Mix all the ingredients well until you have a thin batter and let it rest in the fridge for 20-30 min.
Heat up a medium pan with a bit of butter or a little spray of cooking spray.
Pour a little bit of the batter with a ladle and let it run to the sides to make a disc at the bottom of the pan. Use the first one to see how much batter you need, the crepes should be thin and not thick.
Once you see little bubbles coming up or the batter drying up, try shaking the pan and see if the crepe detaches itself from the bottom of the pan. If it does, you are ready to flip it if you are brave or turn it if you want to play it safe. When you turn it, add the cheese and bacon. Take the pan off the heat and let the cheese melt for a few seconds then serve. Add avocado or a poached or fried egg or both on top and enjoy.