Crepes (For a Savoury Filling)

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Total Time
10 mins
12 mins

These crepes can be filled with any savoury filling, but have a look at "pancakes filled with mushrooms" - "Pancakes filled with spinach" and "Pancakes filled with ham and walnuts" Any one of these are fantastic!! (from French cooking by Eileen Reece"

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  1. Sieve the flour into a mound in a mixing bowl, making a well in the centre.
  2. Break the egg into it and the extra yolk, add a pinch of salt and mix with a wire whisk.
  3. Add the milk and 1 tablespoon of cold water to form a very fluid paste.
  4. Melt the butter and when liquid mix into the paste.
  5. Leave the mixture in a cool place for a least 1 hour or preferably overnight.
  6. Stir the batter well before use, and if it has thickened while standing, add a further 2- 3 tablespoons of cold water.
  7. The pancakes must be very thin, therefore the batter must be almost as liquid as water.
  8. Heat a small frying pan over a medium temperature, wipe it round with buttered paper and pour a large tablespoon of batter into it, rotating the pan so that the mixture runs evenly over the bottom.
  9. Cook for 1 minute shaking the pan to loosen the pancake, turn it over and cook the other side 1 minute, Keep hot between two plates placed over a pan of simmering water whilst cooking the rest of the batter.