It’s confession time. I’ve had a crepe pan since Christmas and this was my first time using it. What was I waiting for? This thing is awesome! It was my most successful crepe making venture yet. So without further ado, I give you apple cinnamon crepes topped with lightly whipped cream. I decided to make this for Sunday brunch and had everything ready, but nobody to serve it to. That wasn’t the way it was supposed to be. My dining companions were told to arrive in time to eat at 10:30am. I was so pleased with myself for having everything ready on time too. The crepes were staying warm in the oven, the apple cinnamon sauce was resting in a covered pot on low heat and the coffee was hot. With everything ready, all there was left to do was wait. And so I waited. And waited. And waited. And I paced around, knitted some of my sweater, fed the cat, checked my email and waited some more. Patience is not my forte, I was starting to get irritated. It wasn’t so much that they were late, but that all of my efforts and my fabulous crepes were going to go to waste. If we were going out for brunch and they were late it wouldn’t have been a big deal. The trouble was that when they eventually arrived, they were going to want to eat. At that point I would be more inclined to give them cereal than my brunch which would have been wonderful an hour and a half ago, but not so much now. There’s a reason why professional kitchens have to orchestrate things carefully so that all plates are finished at the same time, because people want their food hot and fresh and will blame the chef if that’s what they get! My dining companions finally arrived at noon and they insisted that my crepes would still be good and that they would love them. I grudgingly agreed to let them eat, but what I really want to shout was NO CREPES FOR YOU!
I tried to control my rage and to think about happy things, like this crepe cake that I’ve been wanting to make for ages but didn’t think it was possible. Now I’m confident that I can at least get the crepe part right, even if the rest of the cake is a disaster. Actually, I’m pretty sure that when I make this cake, it will have a serious lean to it, not unlike the
Easy Crepe recipe from Bon Appetit.
Apple Cinnamon Sauce
3 apples, peeled and sliced
¾ cup fresh pressed apple juice, plus more if needed
½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup sugar
2 T cornstarch
Combine first 4 ingredients in a sauce pan, bring to a boil, add cornstarch mixed with a little apple juice. Stir and simmer until thick. If it gets too thick, add some more apple juice or water to thin it out.