Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Paris Street Food

It's been awhile since I posted but with good reason, I was busy getting married and on my honeymoon! Now that we are back I have many pictures and food and wine fairy tales from our travels to share!

Since I was a little girl my dream had always been to go to Paris so when we began planning our honeymoon and Paris was going to be in my future I was so ecstatic!! I dreamed of eating a crepe freshly made along the streets of Paris while strolling into all the beautifully decorated shops and markets! One of my favorite streets (pictured here with me enjoying my first Parisian crepe) was Rue Mouffetard. The crepe I got was heavenly! It was so simple too! It was a "crepe de framboise" ( raspberry crepe) made right on the street in front of me and filled with scoopfuls of Bonne Maman Raspberry Jam. This is my new favorite brand of jam that was everywhere in France. It was so fresh, tasting like the raspberries were just plucked and now melting into my warm crepe! In honor of this delicious street food snack I have come up with my own recipe that is pretty close posted below:

1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups skim milk
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 1/2 tbsp light oil
1 tbsp sugar
Pinch of salt
Pour the milk into the flour, add oil, eggs, and sugar. Stir. Let the batter rest for 1 hour to help ensure best texture. The batter must be thin and fluid so you might need to add more milk. Oil a frying pan, pour in a small amount of batter and spread aruond the bottom of the pan. Let it cook for about 1 minute, flip, cook the other side. Once removed from pan fill with Bonne Maman Raspberry Jam, fold and close your eyes and imagine you are in Paris!

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