On Monday, I shared the news about my exciting new partnership with Motrin and my upcoming Make it Happen Monday challenge. I decided that I wanted to master some new cooking skills by creating a classic French menu. With Coquilles St. Jacques as the appetizer, Coq au Vin for a main dish and Crepes Suzette for dessert, I’m looking forward to tasting the results!
I’ve already been busy working towards reaching my goal by reading about some of the classic techniques I’ll need to employ, shopping for ingredients and talking to friends that have made the dishes before. And since there will be plenty of cooking to do on the big day, I also decided to make part of the food in advance.
The basic crepes I’ll be using for the Crepes Suzette can be prepared in advance and frozen. And while I’m sure they’ll be delicious in this recipe, they’re actually great to have on hand to fill with all kinds of tasty delicacies!
Basic French Crepes
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tbsp. melted butter
In large bowl, beat eggs and milk with electric mixer until combined.
Add flour and beat until smooth. Add butter and blend into batter.
Let batter sit in fridge for approximately one hour.
Heat stovetop burner to medium. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into greased non-stick pan and swirl pan to coat bottom.
Cook one minute, flipping halfway through, until crepes are barely golden.
Remove to plate and repeat with remaining batter.
Fill and eat crepes or freeze for up to one month.
What I love about these crepes is that that they’re suitable for both sweet and savoury dishes. While you could make them a little sweeter by blending in a few tablespoons of sugar, I personally find that the sweet fillings often used with the crepes provide all the flavour I need anyways.
Now that I have the crepes ready, I’ll need to practice my flambé techniques, since the final dish requires lighting Grand Marnier syrup on fire. I have to admit that I’m a little nervous about that since it’s something I’ve never done before when cooking, so I figure practicing beforehand just makes sense!
I’ll soon be sharing the results of my challenge and the recipes I made, so make sure to check back in and see how I did. And don’t forget to share your own goals and successes online with the #MakeItHappenMonday hashtag too! It’s a great way to get inspired to achieve your dreams, however big or small they may be. After all, a single step is all it takes to move towards mastering something new!
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