Nutella Crêpes – Woolworths Pantry & Masterchef SA Week 2

Some of you may recall the endless bragging and boasting a while back about being selected as one of the four official bloggers for Woolworths’ Masterchef SA Campaign.  If you didn’t know, now you do :P  Head on over to the Woolworths Pantry and have a look at the great recipes, how to videos and blog posts.

This is my first post for the project, I am very excited to be part of this and look forward to seeing how it progresses.

The humble egg is probably one of the most versatile ingredients in a cook’s arsenal.   Have you ever tried to imagine life without eggs? Think about it for a moment. No more scrambled eggs on toast, no more mayonnaise, no more french toast, but worst of all, no crêpes! Life without eggs would surely be a dreary affair.

From baked goods, ice creams, sauces (hollandaise anyone?) etc, Come to think of it, without eggs we’d also be left without chickens!  I think I’d better stop this madness right now before things get out of hand.

Crêpes (a fancy work for “pannekoek” really, I mean who do the French think they are anyway) in all their varieties are one of those classic building blocks that any self respecting cook should master.  Like most things in life, it may seem daunting at first, but once you get the hang of it you can’t quite figure out what all the fuss was about.

I’ve only recently discovered the wonders of Nutella. Wonderous on the taste buds but sadly hazardous on the waistline, it’s one of those treats one should shelve for special occasions.

My first blog post as Woolies Masterchef Guest Blogger looks like just such an occasion to me, so  without further adieu, I give you my take on the hugely popular Nutella Crêpes.

Ingredients

  • For the Crêpes
    • 2 cups flour
    • 2 cups water
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 T sunflower oil
    • 1 t salt
    • ½  t baking powder
  • For filling and garnish
    • Nutella
    • Whipped cream
    • Diced / crushed nuts (your choice)
Method

 

Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a mixing bowl.

 

 

Add the eggs, water and oil and mix well using a whisk.

 

 

For best results let the mixture rest in the fridge for a few hours, but it can be used right away.

 

The consistency of the batter will vary depending on the flour, size of eggs etc so you’ll have to adjust it somewhat.  It shouldn’t be too thick, just a bit thicker than heavy cream.  To loosen up the mixture add a bit of water.  To thicken it, add a tablespoon of flour.

 

 

Stir the Nutella with a spoon to loosen it up a bit.

 

 

Place a medium size non stick frying pan on medium-high heat.

Once the pan is nice and hot, take a ladle of crêpe batter and pour it into the pan, immediately swirl the pan around to cover the surface.  Don’t use too much of the batter, you want a nice thin layer.

Once the crêpe starts forming bubbles on top, it’s just about ready to turn, should be a minute or so.

 

 

Using a spatula (or if you are adventurous a flick of the wrist) turn the crêpe over and cook the other side.

If you find the crêpes sticking to the pan a bit, scrunch up some kitchen towel, dip it in sunflower oil and wipe the pan with it.  You don’t want beads of oil on the pan, just a light layer.

 

 

When your crêpe is ready, pop it onto a dinner plate.  Cover one half in Nutella using a tablespoon to spread it.  Add a few spots of whipped cream and sprinkle with nuts.

 

 

 

Fold the crêpe in half, and then in half again so you end up with a triangle of sorts.  Garnish with some more whipped cream, nuts and Nutella.

 

Serve and enjoy.

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Author:Fritz Brand

Passionate Foodie, Blues Man, Photographer, Technology Geek and all round cool dude.

26 Responses to “Nutella Crêpes – Woolworths Pantry & Masterchef SA Week 2”

  1. Marcia
    March 28, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Y U M M E E E – l.o.v.e it !!!

    • Fritz Brand
      March 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

      Dis erg lekker, sal vir jou maak as jy weer kom kuier!

  2. Sharon
    March 28, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Dis Awesome Fritz – Baie baie geluk, great opportunity!! En die crepe’s lyk vrek lekker! Ek vaar gereeld die nutella in met ‘n lepel… :)

    • Fritz Brand
      March 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

      Thanks Sharon! Hulle was erg lekker, dink ek het omtrent 2 kilos opgetel na die shoot! hahaha. Nutella is ‘n gevaarlike ding om in die kas te hê ja!

  3. March 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Dit lyk heerlik!! Die fotos maak my soooo honger! Baie geluk!

    • Fritz Brand
      March 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

      Thx! Ek smag nou self na ‘n stack van die outjies!

  4. Linda Nortje
    March 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Lyk heerlik. Dankie dat jy met ons deel. Nutella is ‘n gevaarlike ding om in die huis te he wanneer mens “probeer gewig verloor” … Lol

    • Fritz Brand
      March 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

      Hi Linda, dankie en dis ‘n groot plesier! Ja nee die weet ek goed, maar mens kan darem so nou en dan jouself treat!

  5. March 29, 2012 at 5:20 am #

    Briliant en is is baie bly om te sien daar is geen melk in jou crepe deeg……dit is die enigste manier….

    • Fritz Brand
      March 30, 2012 at 11:45 am #

      Thx Nina, die pannekoek resep kom al deur die geslagte aan, wie is ek om te stry!

  6. April 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Kyk, as jy oulik is kan jy ongelukkig niks daaraan doen nie!!! Hou so aan, maar ek wil proe ook! lu ma, xx

    • Fritz Brand
      April 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      Dankie liefie :)

  7. April 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    These look lovely Fritz, I am a great nutella fan and of course also a pancake lover so I will try your recipe. I see there is a grave error in the recipe on the Woolworths Pantry blog. They have 4tsp of coarse salt added to this recipe……and also the 1tsp salt so there are 5tsp salt in that recipe. And to Nina who is opposed to milk in the recipe…..dont knock it. My pancake recipe does take milk….and water. It has come down our family through the generations like that and it is a stunning recipe. Everyone who has tried it love it and highly recommend it. One should always be prepared to try others recipes and not maintain theirs is the only way. You may be pleasantly surprised. :) xx

    • Fritz Brand
      April 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      Hi Colleen Thanks for pointing out the error on Woolworths’ site, I never realised! Have since contacted them and had it corrected. For sure I don’t knock any recipe, there are many ways to skin a cat!

  8. April 2, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Looks absolutely delicious Fritz!

    • Fritz Brand
      April 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      Thx Minglet!

  9. Anne Myers
    April 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Dear Fritz,

    You are a real gentleman and I commend and thank you for the manner in which you have dealt with the current raging furore.

    This is to also to apologise that I did not even think of checking on your blog to see if you had posted this recipe here. I was honestly under the impression that the recipes appearing on the Woolies Pantry blog were written by you especially to publish on their blog as affirmed by the fact that nowhere on their page where this recipe appeared was, a link to your blog page.

    Had I noticed this above post, I probably would have taken the same slant, except I would have made it patently clear that they made this error and that you were not aware of i and alerted you to the fact immediately..

    You don’t have to do it, and it is not your ‘responsibility’ per se, but from an old hand, just believe me that it is advisable to check that publishers reproduce your work correctly.

    Kindly accept my apology and I shall also mention it in my on my next post.

    Sincerely
    Anne

    • Fritz Brand
      April 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

      Hi Anne

      Thanks for the comment.

      I must admit that I was taken aback by the fact that you chose to publicly criticize instead of contacting me, but I accept your apology :)

      Believe me I will most definitely check work published by third parties in future…

      Cheers

  10. Helesti
    May 11, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Ek gaan hulle sommer more maak… en eet… sommer baie!

    • Fritz Brand
      May 11, 2012 at 10:13 am #

      Hi Helesti, dit klink na ‘n plan! Sal self nou ‘n paar van daai outjies kan wegsit :)

  11. Wilma
    May 11, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    Dit klink rerig lekker. Gaan dit maak vir my kleinkinders more. Hulle sal dit geniet!
    Dankie

    • Fritz Brand
      May 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

      Dankie Wilma, laat weet my hoe dit uitdraai asseblief, ek is seker hulle sal dit geniet!

  12. NINJA
    July 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Hi Fritz
    Ek nou na al die foto’s gaan kyk…….dit lyk amazing!!! En ps…thanks vir gisteraand se heerlike ete.
    Groete
    Nina

    • Fritz Brand
      July 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

      Thanks Ninja! Groot plesier, dit was lekker :)

  13. October 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    So much delish! So we come here then when we want food porn, right?

    • Fritz Brand
      October 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

      Hi Tamarai, thanks! Yup that would be correct :)

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