January 16, 2005


Aflame, originally uploaded by drmomentum.

Today I experimented with crepes. This image is my attempt at a suzette, which I whipped up as an afterthought.

This image is blurry, but I also got it on DV tape. The children were running around in an excited state because, even though I told them that something was going to happen and even though I had the cameras out, they though something had gone horribly wrong when the pan burst into flames.

Check below the fold for some better images of the crepes themselves, which were my first attempt, and quite successful.

Crepes are somewhat easier than I thought. The key (once you get the recipe itself correct) is in the swirl.

Those images above picture different stages of the crepemaking.

First, they’re cooling on a rack. Next, you see two crepes rolled and plated, waiting to go into the pan. Next you see that Kit wanted to know if we could read a newspaper through the crepe. Actually, you can tell what is behind the crepe. Can you make out that logo? Next you see a stack of 11 crepes. Finally, my favorite serving suggestion, strawberries and whipped cream. Click any image for a larger picture.

Posted by James at January 16, 2005 5:31 PM
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My goodness. First focacchia and now crepes. I may have to just stay at your place and visit my folks when I come out that way instead of the other way around. :)

Posted by: briwei at January 16, 2005 8:12 PM

Show up at my door craving baked goods and you will not be turned away.

Posted by: James at January 16, 2005 9:44 PM

Now how many offers do you get like that a day? Sold!

Posted by: briwei at January 17, 2005 11:15 AM

After seeing images of your crepes aflame, I wonder if you have any eyebrows left.

Posted by: Patti M. at January 17, 2005 11:17 AM

Thanks to the MPL I was able to ignite from a safe distance. I could have tried just tilting the pan, as it was on a gas stove, but it's a cast iron pan with tall sides.

Posted by: James at January 17, 2005 1:26 PM

Did you get your children, on video, running around when you lit the crepes?

America's funniest videos!!! :)

Posted by: Jay at January 17, 2005 3:09 PM

I got Kit saying "Now that's fascinating" and "Now that's exciting." or something like that. Mattie was running around. But it was the crepes which were on camera. Missed opportunities.

If I do it again they won't be surprised, unless I vary it a little. Perhaps I could light myself, or one of them on fire? I will check the applicable laws first, though.

Posted by: James at January 17, 2005 3:27 PM

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