When Yum and I chatted with Michael Chiarello last week, he demonstrated crepes - a dish he declared perfect for Mother's Day. First he showed us the best technique for making them by using a nifty little crepe machine and then his assistants brought out platters of crepes for everyone in the audience! We sampled both a savory bbq chicken crepe and a sweet chocolate crepe (both Yum and I favored the savory). To achieve the perfect crepe, Michael recommends straining the batter after mixing the ingredients together in order to get rid of air bubbles and any remaining flour chunks. He also reminded us to cook crepes over a low temperature to keep from burning. And finally, crepes are great for easy entertaining because they can be made the night before and stacked with a piece of wax paper between each crepe layer.
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