May 7, 2013

Meyer Lemon Cardamom Crepes

Like the shortbread cookies in the last post, the flavor of these crepes is subtle but delightful. Meyer lemon could be substituted with regular lemon, but then the lemon flavor will be more prominent, which is not a bad thing. I thought the crepes were a little too sweet, so next year when I make these again, I'll probably try half the sugar.

Meyer Lemon Cardamom Crepes
adapted from Fahrenbite

4 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 c. wheat flour
4 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cardamom
2 c. almond milk
3 eggs
1 Meyer lemon, zested and juiced (use only half the lemon for the juice)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Melt the butter in a crepe pan or other non-stick pan, making sure not to let it burn. Let the pan cool.

Mix the flour, sugar, salt, and cardamom in a big bowl. Add the milk, little by little and stir vigorously to get rid of any lumps. Add the eggs and stir. Add the melted butter from the pan, lemon juice and zest, and vanilla extract and stir.

Reheat the greased pan at medium-high. When the butter is sizzling, hold the pan with one hand and pour the batter into the pan with the other. Hold the pan at an angle when you pour the batter and slowly move in a circle to make a very thin crepe. Add little drops of batter if there are any holes in the cooking crêpe where needed.

Flip over the crepe with a spatula when light brown edges are showing. Cook for approximately 10-15 seconds on the other side.

Place the cooked crepe on a plate, with foil to cover to keep warm until served. Enjoy with desired toppings (fruit or Meyer lemon curd tastes great!)

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