[ Sweet and sour savory crepes ]

Have that for breakfast and your whole day begins with fresh and sweet notes of happiness! As for this unusual idea, it was instigated a few hours before bedtime which I believe is the emptiest state your stomach can be in and thus that triggers your brain to think of food, food, and more food!

Probably due to my laziness and shortage of ingredients, I again made use of the Betty Crocker’s pancake mix which I view as an investment for my ever-hungry tummy. Do not limit your mind; pancake mix can not only be used to make pancakes but also mug cakes and crepes. I have tried them and they have proven to be successfully capable of satisfying my cravings. Before I bore you any longer, let’s shake a leg!

Sweet and sour savory crepes (2 crepes)

Ingredients:

Crepes

2 tablespoons Betty Crocker’s pancake mix

2 tablespoons soy milk

1 egg

Lime juice

Fillings

1/2 Japanese cucumber, diced

5 cherry tomatoes, diced

Sauce

2 tablespoons Manuka (or any) honey

2 small limes (from the lime incident)

Olive oil for greasing

Instructions:

  1. Stir the pancake mix, soy milk, egg, and two squeezes of lime juice for the crepe batter.

  2. Rest the batter in the refrigerator for fluffier crepes.
  3. Prepare the crepe fillings by dicing the cucumber and cherry tomatoes finely.

  4. Squeeze the juice of two small limes and grate the rind of one lime.
  5. Add two tablespoons of Manuka honey into the juice and stir well.

  6. Grease the pan with olive oil (or butter) over medium heat.
  7. Scoop half of the crepe batter onto the pan using a ladle.
  8. Tilt the pan in a circular motion for the crepe to be thin and evenly cooked.

  9. Cook the crepe for one minute before flipping and cooking the other side.

  10. Plate it by spreading the sauce in the middle of the crepe, place the fillings on top, and fold as shown below.

  11. Enjoy!

To my surprise, the crepes appeared to be crispy on the edge but rather fluffy in the centre. The crepes were sweet due to the soy milk and there was a slight hint of lime. However, they were too eggy to my liking unless we are talking about making egg crepes instead. The mild flavor of the cucumber-and-tomato salad was thankfully enhanced by the zesty and flavorful honey-lime sauce. Quite a healthy breakfast, isn’t it? ;)

Cheers,

Tania

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