Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Holy Crepe

Wow. I didn't realize how long it's been since I posted. Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I know we did.

Katherine received an apron and the Ratatouille cookbook for Christmas, among many other things. The night she received the cookbook, she immediately began altering recipes to make them dairy free and/or to use ingredients she likes better. She and Daddy prepared dairy-free crepes for New Year's Day brunch, and they were fantastic! Katherine has decided that she's going to be a "cooker" when she grows up, which is fine with me.

Colette's Crepes, adapted from What's Cooking? A Cookbook for Kids

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups plain soy milk
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted soy margarine (Katherine likes Soy Garden.)

Put all the ingredients in a blender in the order listed and blend until smooth. Remove the lid and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula. Briefly blend the mixture again. Set the covered blender in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight.

When it's time to cook the crepes, spread 1 teaspoon of dairy-free margarine in the bottom of an 8- or 9-inch shallow nonstick frying pan and place over medium heat. Blend the batter again to smooth it.

Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter into the pan. Immediately tilt and swirl the pan to evenly coat the bottom. This should take about 5 seconds. Cook the crepe on the first side for about 45 seconds, then quickly flip it with a spatula and cook the other side for about half as long. Remove to a plate, folding if desired. Spread a little more margarine in the pan before cooking the next crepe.

Katherine recommends serving the crepes with thawed raspberries from the freezer and powdered sugar.


  1. That's awesome! She sounds like a great girl. Happy New Year to you all!

  2. Cool! We will definitely have to try it. I tried modifying a buttermilk pancake recipe before but got a weird aftertaste with the soy milk.

  3. What a fun cookbook! I got that Deceptively Delicious book. I seriously doubt that vegetables are good in brownies, but if it means eating brownies to try it out, I am IN.

  4. MBM - Also, Bisquick is dairy free. I like the "healthy heart" kind - I don't feel so guilty about it.

    Swistle - Remember that zucchini brownie recipe I posted? Vegetables in brownies can be good!

    Hi, j2andn2!

  5. Bisquick is dairy free? You could totlally make my banana muffins then, and they are delicious! I'll have to get you the recipe.

    And how sweet is Katherine, converting her own recipe and cooking for the family. Good girl. :)

  6. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's! Sounds like a delicious recipe!

  7. I am suddenly thinking. Due in January 2008. That sounded so far away. But now here we are! In January 2008!

  8. Saly - Yes, recipe, please!

    Constance - I KNOW! The due date is the end of January 2008, though, so no exciting news yet.

  9. Clever girl - modifying her own recipes. I generally like the kids' cookbooks - they're less fussy than the grown-up versions.

  10. Saly and No Whey Moma: URGENT!!!
    I know this is an older blog but YES, BISQUICK DOES CONTAIN DAIRY PRODUCTS!!!

    It contains Whey and Milk proteins in its formula or the Orthodox Union would not have granted it an OU-D Hescher which means it is Dairy.

    If your kids have even the slightest sensitivity to dairy products it would behoove you to learn about Jewish Kosher Heschers for Dairy products to help you quickly determine the safety of a food item.