Crepes a la Gelee

A specialty of Antoines in New Orleans, with minor changes by Graham Kerr

Total Time:
4 hr 10 min
Prep:
4 hr 5 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces flour, sifted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/8 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons red currant jelly
  • 1/4 cup port wine
  • 1/2 packet (1 teaspoon) gelatine
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
Directions

Place flour in bowl and add egg and egg yolk. Whisk in milk. Beat until it is a thin cream and set aside for 4 hours.

Melt jelly over low heat. Mix port and gelatin in a separate bowl and add to jelly. Remove from heat and cool.

Melt butter in crepe pan on medium-high heat and add this to the pancake batter. Whisk thoroughly. Pour a thin layer of batter into pan and let cook until top layer becomes waxy. When pancake is lightly browned on bottom, flip it to cook other side. Transfer to a warm plate, second cooked side up, and repeat with remaining batter. Top crepes with 1 tablespoon of jelly filling. Roll up and dust with powdered sugar.


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