Our cooking travels have brought us this month to France!
Although your average French family is probably more apt at flipping crepes than we are – the delicious flat like pancake is a fantastic treat to make with kids and worth a try – even if you are not an expert at flipping. When cooking with the kids, I try to choose recipes where they do most of the work (including the clean up) With crepes, there are many opportunities for measuring adding, and mixing ingredients. (Real life MATH!) Since my kiddos are 3 and 6, I still am in charge of the flipping or flopping in my case. Either way – pretty or not, they sure turn out tasty!
We brought the globe out to find France and talked about how European countries have influenced each-others cooking, as the french crepe is very similar to the modern Russian bini (same flat pancake rolled around a beef and onion mixture) This also brought out a great discussion about how ideas travel now and in the past. (love mini history lessons in the kitchen!) We talked a little about the history of the crepe, which I didn’t know until I read more about it. The recipe that we use is in Annabel Karmels cooking with kids recipe book (she is a big fan of mine!), but there are more ideas here and here. We just did the classic white crepe, but there are also fantastic recipes for a wee bit healthier and different tasting crepes. I think we will try a buckwheat version next!
Here are some fun Picture Books about Paris that your child might enjoy as they are making Crepes!
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