Food has this wonderful way of transporting you back in time.
All my strongest childhood memories revolve around food, from Dad’s religious ‘Friday Night Pizzas,’ to my squeals of delight when Golden Syrup dumplings were served up as a special dessert.
In my boyfriends Swedish family, a birthday morning is not complete without a moutwatering stack of the thinnest crêpes you can imagine. I’ve made several attempts to copy these light, golden circles of deliciousness on my own, but it seems my lack of Swedish blood (although I do have a little), makes it impossible to get right.
So what can a girl do but leave it to the experts?
- 800ml milk
- 2 large eggs
- 4 cups wholemeal flour (I prefer to use buckwheat, or Bob’s Ref Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour)
- Good pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (you can also use butter or olive oil)
How to go about it
Whisk together the milk and eggs. Add the flour and salt. Mix together fully.
Makes about 12 crêpes. Because these crêpes are nice and savoury, you can get creative with your toppings. Fruit, yoghurt, or go traditional with a squeeze of lemon. My favourite is fresh berries, a spoonful of yoghurt and a drizzle of honey.