Wednesday 25 January 2012

Recipe of the week - Estonian style crapes with cheese-garlic filling

If you decide to make them - you will love them!. In Estonia this filling is offered in one Crape place downtown Tallinn. In Estonia we call crapes  -  pancakes! Here is the recipe - should be super quick to make!

Recipe in a nutshell - make the batter - put it in the fridge for 30 min - grate cheese, mince garlic and mix them with mayo and sour cream. Cook crapes on the pan, both sides and then put filling on it and turn it into a pocket and fry until cheese starts to melt - DONE!

Ingredients for crepe:
2 cups of 2% milk
2 eggs
1,5 – 2 cups plain flour
a pinch of salt
a pinch of sugar
2 Tbsp. melted butter

Ingredients for filling:
6 cloves of garlic, minced (try mincing it your own, instead of the garlic from can)
¼ cup of sour cream
3 Tbsp. mayo
250g grated cheese (cheddar)

  • Whisk the eggs with sugar and salt. Gradually add flour and milk. Whisking in the center of the mixture, slowly draw the flour in until it is fully mixed. Then add the melted butter, whisking until smooth. The batter should be runny enough to thinly coat the back of a spoon; add a little more milk if too stiff. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes to an hour, covered, in the fridge.
  • Mix the sour cream, mayo, garlic and cheese. You can put it to fridge for 15 min, but don’t have to. Garlic will get stronger over time.
  • Coat a small nonstick skillet with a small amount of butter over medium heat. (Make sure the pan is hot.) Add about 1/3 cup of batter to the pan for a large crepe. Tilt the pan so the batter coats the bottom evenly. Cook until set, about 1 minute. Loosen the crepe with a spatula; flip over with the spatula. Cook the second side for about another minute. Then put 2 Tbps.(or as much as you want) filling on top of the crepe and cover it with the other half of the crepe and flip it again into a size you see at the photo in top! Wait till the cheese melts and then it’s ready to be eaten!


You can fill it with any kind of foods - ham, different cheeses, e.t.c. And for sweet lovers - very yummy is condensed milk and fresh raspberry one!

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