Sunday, September 5, 2010

SMS: Mom's French Pancakes

Wow it has been a long time. Summer was so busy for me and even though I did some baking, I really failed in the posting department. I think part of my problem was that once I got a few posts behind, it started feeling like a chore to get caught up. I finally had to remind myself that I am doing this because I enjoy it and I am only doing this for me, so it doesn't need to feel like I am behind.

Okay on to this weeks SMS recipe. I love crepes. My father is french so I grew up with a lot of french food. Crepes were a Saturday morning staple in my house growing up so this was a fun and easy recipe for me. I love just about any filling in crepes. My favorites are berries, nutella, plain old sugar with lemon juice sprinkled over the sugar, and one of my most favorite fillings is creme de marron (chestnut cream). I happened to have a can in the pantry so that is what I used for the filling in these crepes. Apparently it is not a universally loved flavor because my husband is not a fan and my youngest little guy didn't seem to like it either. Oh well, can't win 'em all. In any case this was a very basic and straightforward recipe. The crepes it produced were yummy. Head on over to Jaime's blog, Good Eats and Sweet Treats, to check out her delicious photos and to snag the recipe. To find out how all the other SMS bakers fared, go here.

My camera has died, so this is a borrowed camera that, unfortunately, was not at all co operative. Hence the lousy picture. But the other bakers have beautiful pics, so check those out.
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  1. I've never heard of chestnut cream, sounds delicious though. My favorite was the nutella filling. Thanks for baking along w/me this week :)

  2. Never heard of chestnut cream. I'm sure it's nutty tasting. I'm glad these were a big hit for you too. They sure were over here. Even though I filled mine with a childhood favorite filling: brown sugar (in Holland we call them "pannekoeken").

  3. I loved how easy these were! Chestnut cream sounds intriguing. The nice thing about crepes is everyone can make the way they like. I love nutella with bananas. Soooo good. Sorry to hear about your camera. Hope it's back and running soon!