Sunday, February 20, 2011

Family Day Brunch

I know a lot of people want to rag on family day, but I've gotta say, I am all for that holiday! What a great excuse to take off work (or get time and half), go for brunch, and take the day to appreciate those most important to you a little more...and...let's face it...there's brunch for goodness sake!!! And no work! I love any holiday that requires brunch and no work! And day always includes brunch, am I right? With just about every family thinking about going out for a lovely family brunch tomorrow on Family day, you can imagine how packed every brunch spot is going to be. Family day has suddenly lost its luster. Have no fear! I have the perfect sunday brunch for you that's also a great family activity...and allows you to remain in your pajamas till noon! My crepes are an all-time favourite among my family and friends. Thin, light and fluffy my crepes make the perfect wrapping for any filling you can imagine! Make the crepe batter in advance (today even!) and store in the fridge so it'll be ready to go when you wake up after a nice sleep-in tomorrow. Get the whole family involved by having everyone gather up their dream fillings to lay out on the table.

peanut butter
almond butter
chestnut cream
mascarpone cheese
ricotta cheese
cream cheese

bananas (fresh cut or sauteed in butter)
ice cream
toasted coconut
toasted almonds
toasted hazelnuts
sauteed apples
chocolate chips
cinnamon sugar
whipped cream

berry sauces (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, cranberry)
custard cream
dulce de leche
orange sauce (crepes suzette)
maple syrup
dark chocolate

3/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
3 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar (optional for dessert crepes which I used this time)

1. Whisk or process (using a food processor) all ingredients until blended.

2. Refrigerate for an 1 hour or overnight.

3. In a lightly greased crepe pan or frying pan, fry crepes approximately 60 seconds on one side or until edges are brown, and approximately 30 seconds on the other side.

4. Keep cooked crepes in a warm oven or toaster oven while frying other crepes to keep them warm.

5. Fill and top with your choice of fillings and toppings.

Listening To:
The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue

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Cooking Gallery said...

This sounds like a very nice indeed...! I need to find the time to organise something similar as well ;).

Cooking Gallery said...

Correction: Nice idea I mean...