Last weekend, I wanted to do three things. Stay away from my laptop, sleep like a log and cook lots of yummy food! I’m very glad to report that I managed to do all three.
I slept straight for some 14 hours on Saturday! I was fully awake only by 8 in the evening! By the time I was completely awake on Saturday, other plans were made, which eliminated cooking. So I decided that Sunday was going to be marathon cooking day.
My current obsession is Nutella! Nothing is better that Nutella and Peanut butter on warm toast on a bluesy blah morning. I wanted to make another favourite dish of mine with Nutella, Crepes! I discovered these in Paris when there was a derth of anything vegetarian. The small stalls all over the place served these hot from the tava! I never got around to trying any of the other flavours of crepes cos I was completely in love with these and couldn’t get enough of them. I was tempted to try them at home when I saw them again on the menu at Crepe Station, Bandra one day.
Warm Nutella and banana crepes on a lazy morning is so filling that you can laze around some more without thinking for food for one whole morning.
This is how I made it
1 cup maida
1 cup milk
2 eggs (get the husband to break them if you’re as eeky as I am around them)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup of water (made mine a li’l watery so you may want to eliminate this)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 big blob of melted butter
I put all the ingredients in the mixie and nicely whisked it and strained it. I put the batter in the fridge for an hour after covering the vessel with foil. After an hour, take a ladle full of batter and put it on a buttered non stick pan and swirl it around to get a nice big circle. When I took it out my batter was still watery. So my crepes were all shapeless when I tried making them. So to get better shape, I used my usual tadka pan (even an apam pan would work, i feel), which gave me better shape but my crepes became super tiny. I sorta like the tiny crepes as well!
When the crepe is still hot, spread some nutella generously and arrange pieces of banana on one half and close the crepe. Dust it with some powdered sugar if you want to and eat it when its hot!
So, if you want to see how it looked finally, here you go.
After an extremely filling breakfast, the husband had had too much of foreign food and wanted to eat something punjbai. So it was chapathi and channa masala for lunch. I was too tired and hungry by the time I finished making that, so no pictures. The channa masala was quite yum except for the fact that there was a li’l extra tomato puree in it that made it a li’l tangy!
So that was the Sunday food line up!
So, what was your Sunday brunch?