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Whole-Wheat Crepes

Spring 2004

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This basic crepe recipe is a tasty wrap for sweet and savory fillings.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I thought this turned out well for my first time. I had a little difficulty forming these so I ended up adding a bit more soda water to thin it out while cooking and that seemed to help. For the filling I used half vanilla yogurt and half...
Whole-Wheat Crepes Recipe

Makes: 16 crepes

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour, (see Variations, below)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, (for dessert crepes; optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted, or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup seltzer water, or club soda

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Preparation

  1. Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar (if using), salt, eggs, milk and butter (or oil) in a food processor or blender; process until smooth, scraping the sides once or twice. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Slowly whisk seltzer water (or club soda) into the crepe batter. Lightly oil a small nonstick skillet with a crumpled paper towel; heat the skillet over medium-high heat. Ladle about 2 tablespoons batter into the skillet with a small ladle or measuring cup; immediately tilt and rotate the pan to spread the batter evenly over the bottom.
  3. Cook the crepe until the underside is lightly browned, about 30 seconds. Using a small metal spatula or a fork, lift the edge of the crepe, quickly grasp it with your fingers and flip. Cook until the second side is lightly browned, about 20 seconds longer. Slide the crepe onto a plate.
  4. If serving immediately, fill and roll or fold the crepe. Continue to cook crepes with the remaining batter, oiling the pan as needed and stacking crepes as you go.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate crepes between sheets of wax paper for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
  • Buckwheat flour is available at natural-foods stores or by mail-order from Bob's Red Mill, (800) 349-2173, www.bobsredmill.com.

Nutrition

Per crepe: 49 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 41 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 53 mg sodium; 24 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/3 starch, 1/3 lean protein


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