The next recipe Faith chose was from our Williams-Sonoma The Cookbook for Kids. She wanted to make crepes. I had never made crepes! They looked delicious in the picture and Faith wanted to make those next. I’m not sure it was the best decision, as it took her…three whole hours to make them! We were all hungry and the younger kids kept complaining as to why we weren’t eating yet. Faith did learn a lot though!
2 tablespoons butter (plus more to cook the crepes)
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
powdered sugar to dust the crepes
Nuetella and strawberries for topping
Blend the ingredients for the crepes in a blender. She had great fun doing that. Heat a 10 inch nonstick skillet on medium. When pan is hot melt a little butter. Then pour about 1/3 cup of batter into the pan. Quicklly tilt pan so that it spreads out evenly. When it is lightly brown on the bottom (about 2 minutes) flip it over using a spatula. Cook an additional two minutes.
Then she began cooking the crepes…one by one… It was her first time to use the stove. She found all the steps hard to remember and kept worrying she had forgotten something. After the third Crepe she would have been happy to quit. We persevered though and made all ten. I did help her toward the end as she was just really tired and we were all hungry.
And they were delicious! I asked her if she would like to make them again some time and she said, “No. They are too much work!” They were so good though I hope she changes her mind! I think this would be great for a child with a little more experience. We’re going to be going with something that won’t take three hours next time!