Thursday, December 24, 2009
California Crepes = Crepe with Avocado!:P I came up with this crepe filling, and my hubby and I love the combination! Its avocado, tomatoes, spring onions and grated jack cheese! YUMMM!!!! :) They are very satisfying and tasty as hell! :)
I am really bad with adding pictures, but now I have the iphone making it easier to add pics! Here is a pic of the crepes we had for dinner last night ;)
An interesting fact about crepes, is that, different countries have different versions of crepe as part of their food, for eg, french have crepes, indians have dosas, ethopians have injera!! Just like different countries have a version of the fried rice, like India has pulao or biryani, Spain has paella, Asian countries have their version of fried rice!
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tomatoes finely chopped
3/4 cup pepper jack cheese coarsely grated
1 avocado finely chopped
2-3 spring onion sprigs finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl, mix the water, milk, egg and melted butter, and beat it till the mixture is blended.
In another bowl, add the buckwheat flour, all purpose flour, and salt and mix it till blended. Now add the egg milk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk till it is well blended and smooth. The consistency should be like cream consistency. Let it sit for an hour.
Heat a pan on medium heat. Splash a few drops of water, and if the water sizzles and evaporates immediately, meaning the pan is hot. Now, melt a little butter on the pan to coat the entire pan.
Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter in the middle of the pan and swirl the pan to coat the entire pan so that the crepe is thin. Let it cook for a couple minutes till you see tiny bubbles popping up. You can lift the side to see the bottom changing color.
Turn the crepe, and reduce the heat a bit. Add the pepper jack cheese over half the crepe, add in the tomatoes, avocados and spring onions evenly. add salt and pepper. Cover the crepe, and let it cook for 2 minutes. Flip the crepe and press on it and once the cheese has melted, its ready to eat!:)