susanrlin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 10:57:24 PDT 2010
A couple of observations:
Blini is not the plural of Blintz. Blini are made with yeast and are
usually thicker - I often make mine with buckwheat flour.
I was always taught to make the crepe batter then put it through a fine
sieve and the let it rest in the fridge for an hour or two to make sure as
much of the bubbles have discipated as possible. If you want nice crepes
without all those holes you need to let the batter rest.
While you can now get crepe pans in the US its just as easy to use a small
fry pan with low sides. We have a non-stick one we ues jut for crepes - I
try very hard to make sure nobody comes near it with anything that can
scratch it because once its scratched it's garbage.
All that being said - use what you have. I don't usually make my crepes
bigger than about 8 inches - a favorite filling is nutella
On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Sharon Palmer <ranvaig at columbus.rr.com>wrote:
> Stefan quoted and wrote:
>>> The one from Le Menagier de Paris says:
>> <<< CREPES. Take flour and mix with eggs both yolks and whites, but >throw
>> out the germ... >>>
>>> What does the "throw out the germ" mean here?
>> Since I get the digest, someone's probably answered, but I think it's the
>> little firm, whitish bit that you find in the egg white. It doesn't melt or
>> go away and would make a small lumpy bit in an otherwise flat crepe.
> And consider they probably used fertilized eggs, not the un-fertilized ones
> that are usual now. This is the bit that will grow into a chick.
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