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    Are you Hungry? Check Out These Recipes!

    When it comes to bed and breakfast recipes, crepes are always a favorite.  Here is a classic crepe recipe that is sure to bring guests back to your table.

    12 Crepes

    • 4 eggs
    • ½ cup milk
    • ½ cup of water } mix milk and water together
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. sugar
    • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
    • 1 cup flour (sifted)

    Method

    • Mix eggs and milk/water mixture together,
    • Add flour a little at a time and mix.
    • Mix in all remaining ingredients.
    (Best if batter is made the day before or even just an hour in advance!)
    • Melt some butter into a hot  non-stick pan (I set the dial to number 3 or 4).
    • Pour 1/3 cup. of batter into pan whilst constantly moving the pan to spread it evenly.
    • Sit the pan on the stove.
    • After about 2 minutes, when the pan is shaken and the crepe can slide around easily- flip the crepe and allow to cook for a further 30-60 seconds more on the other side.
    • Fill with your favourite chocolate hazelnut spread and chopped fresh strawberries.  Top with fresh whipped cream and a sprig of mint.

    Summer is also a great time to enjoy many different fruits.  Peaches are a favorite in the South during this season.  Here is a great recipe from Bon Apetit for Peach Cobbler:

    Skillet Peach Cobbler Recipe by Kevin West

    Ingredients (8 Servings)
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 large eggs, beaten to blend
    • 1 1/2 cups crème fraîche, divided
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
    • 2 pounds peeled, pitted peaches, each cut into 1/2 inch wedges (about 2 cups)
    • 1 cup Lord Grey’s Peach Preserves
    • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
    • 2 tablespoons sugar

    Preparation

    • Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs, 1/2 cup crème fraîche, milk, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients; whisk until smooth. Melt butter in a 12 inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Swirl pan to coat with butter. Remove from heat.
    • Add batter to pan. Scatter fresh peaches over, then spoon dollops of preserves evenly over batter. Bake until a tester inserted into center of cobbler comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Let cool slightly. Meanwhile, whip cream in a medium bowl to form soft peaks. Fold in sugar and remaining 1 cup crème fraîche. Cut cobbler into wedges and serve with whipped cream mixture.

    Peach Cobbler Image:  Ditte Isager Crepe Image:  erasergirl 

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