Step 1: Start By Laying Out All Of Your Ingredients
First thing I do when really getting into anything that has me cooking up something fun in the kitchen – is to lay out my ingredients! When you can see everything in front of you and you’re prepared – it’s a great start and will likely lead to an awesome finish!
Step 2: Start With The Dry Ingredients
I always love to start with the dry ingredients first – then move on to the wet ones. For this little crepe recipe – we’re going to start with 1/2 cup of unbleached flour and 1/2 a cup of Yupik’s awesome Hemp Powder! Hemp Powder in general is a great source of protein and is also filled with Antioxidants, Fiber and Minerals – so nothing but good stuff here. It occurred to me one day – to just add Hemp Powder to my already healthy, delicious and light crepe option – and voila – we end up with a unique crepe recipe!
Step 3: Let’s Add The Wet Ingredients
Now it’s time to add the Wet Ingredients! I always like to add 2 eggs – the nice organic golden eggs are always best I find – but any eggs will do! And most recipes will look for the addition of melted butter – but I typically like to go use Olive Oil instead. I’m sure most of you have heard about the benefits of Olive Oil – but just to name a few – it contains a large amount of antioxidants and has great anti-inflammatory properties as well! Then we add 1/2 cup of Milk – or in my case I tend to go with Almond Milk – the consistency is a bit runnier and also it doesn’t cause bloating for me (which milk often does). And then last little step here is to add 1/2 cup of water – and you are all set to start blending!
Step 4: Blend Everything Together
This step is a simple one – you just blend all of the ingredients together for about 30 seconds – and then you should end up with a nice runny consistency – one that will make it relatively easy to spread the crepe over the pan – so that you can that perfect ‘crepe-like’ feel – texture – taste – consistency.
Step 5: Crepe Batter Meets Pan
This is what your crepe should look like – while it’s cooking! You’ll start to notice that the edges become solid first and then the heat works its way through to the middle. The idea is to try to catch the cooking process at a point where the crepe is fully cooked – but not over-cooked – because you do want that spongy consistency to remain – it’s one of the things that makes crepe eating such a pleasure!
Step 6: Serve & Eat – The Hard Part 😉
Now comes the hard part 😉 This is where you serve and eat your delicious crepes! Let me warn you – it’s going to be difficult to stop at one – but the good news is – that crepes are nice and light – and as long you don’t add sugar, honey and chocolate to each one – you’re probably going to be in good shape!
I love to eat crepes for breakfast, lunch or even dinner! You can put in your favourite jam and add fruits – or you can approach this experience from the savoury side – and add a bit of light cream cheese with smoked salmon – maybe even some capers – whatever you’re feeling that day! It’s all about customizing your life – and staying healthy at the same time!
1/2 Cup of Unbleached Flour
1/2 Cup of Yupik’s Hemp Powder
1/2 Cup of Almond Milk (or Milk)
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil