Palatschinken (Apricot Crêpes)
Quick, easy pantry ingredients that come together for a delicious breakfast. Apricot and brandy filled crêpes, yummy has never been so simple.
apricot preserves (jam)
or strawberry jam
Butter as needed.
In a small bowl stir together the brandy into the jam and set aside.
Sift the flour into a bowl along with the salt and sugar.
Gradually add the milk, to make a smooth batter.
Add the lightly beaten eggs and stir again until the batter is once more smooth.
Heat a 9 inch skillet (nonstick is perfect) and pour in just enough melted butter to cover the whole surface of the pan when the pan is tilted.
Pour in enough batter to cover the pan thinly, but completely.
*Tip: Tilt and rotate the pan just after batter is poured in to spread the batter all around the pan, nice and thin, quickly.
It's really easy and after a couple of crêpes you'll be an expert!
Cook the crepe over medium heat until the underside is lightly browned and the pancake is firm.
Turn the crepe over and brown it lightly on the other side. The second side, according to Julia Childs is the non-public side with the nicely browned side being the public side.
Don't overcook as they can become a bit brittle.
Transfer the crêpe to a platter and cover with a thin coating of the jam.
Roll it up neatly, place it on an ovenproof or silver platter and keep it warm in a 250 degree oven with a tea towel placed over the top.
Repeat this procedure until all the batter is used, laying the Palatschinken side by side or stacking them like logs.
Dust the finished Palatschinken generousely with vanilla sugar or powdered sugar and serve.