Yesterday, unexpectedly I had 4 people for tea …. and nothing prepared to offer … Since there were children in the group, it thought I could prepare some crepes… they are quick to make and children just love them!!
For the filling, we went to the garden and picked some figs … the result … a quick, natural and delicious snack !!
2 cups semi whole flour
3 cups of water or rice milk (with rice milk, crepes will be sweeter)
1/4 tsp of salt
Rice syrup (optional)
Place the cups of flour in a bowl ( you will get 8 crepes)
Add the rice milk to get a semi liquid batter.
Add a pinch of salt and mix well with a whisk.
I suggest to let stand about 30 minutes for the flour to absorb the liquid well, but since we did not have time to wait, we cooked them strainght away.
To balance the energy of the figs, before you start preparing the crepes, it is a good idea to cut the figs into slices, place them on a dish, sprinkle with a bit of umeboshi vinegar and let them sit until needed.
Heat griddle or if you do not have one, you can use a flat pan.
Spread a little oil on the base, you can use a brush or a paper towel. You need the base to be lightly oiled so the crepe won’t stick but there shouldn’t be too much oil.
When hot, pour a ladle of liquid. If you have a crepe roller used to roll to spread the batter to make a thin base.
If you do not have the roll, you can simply move the pan with your hand to spread the batter over the entire surface.
When you see the crepe begins to detach from the sides, it’s time to turn it around, you can use a silicone spatula to avoid scratching the griddle, or you can do it by hand, it won’t break.
Let the other side get done and take it out on the serving platter.
Place over several sliced of figs.
Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and if you want it sweeter, add a few threads of rice syrup.
Now fold both ends to form the crepe … and do not worry about licking your fingers !!
Cook it with love…. and enjoy!!