Last year for Valentine’s Day, Gabriel took me on a tour of Paris in Portland, visiting French restaurants and stores in each of the four quadrants of the city. It was a fun day, complete with several versions of crêpes.
It was a very sweet, and very romantic day. I’ve always wanted to visit France, the actual France… Of course I want to visit France! As a baker I would love to feast and dine and indulge in France! In fact, we made plans to visit Paris a few winters ago, as my college graduation present, but unfortunately we weren’t able to finalize our trip… perhaps this year…
I imagine visiting France on February 2, La Chandeleur: National Crêpe Day. Holding a coin in one hand and flipping a crêpe in the other, listening to adulation’s of praise and viewing the esteemed Eiffel Tower out of the corner of my eye.
Banana Nutella Crêpes
A very popular crêpe in France is Banana Nutella Crêpes. They are simply filled with sliced bananas and nutella. Surprise your Valentine with these crêpes Sunday morning and begin your Valentine’s day with the romance of Paris.
1 1/4 cup milk
Whisk milk and eggs until frothy
1 Tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup flour
Dash of salt
Whisk together until smooth
Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes
In a well buttered crêpe or round pan, pour a few tablespoons of mixture over med heat
Allow to cook for a few minutes,
Flip over, repeat on opposite side
Remove crêpe and add a dab of butter, allow to melt
Fill with a spoonful of Nutella
Add several slices of fresh banana
Fold over both ends
Top with a dollop of Nutella, a banana slice for adornment, and a cache of whipped cream if desired
Recipe will yield about 6-8 crêpes
1 ½ pounds of Valentine’s Day Fahrenheit 350°
for your sweetheart.
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