Crepes Flambees with Mango and Rhum

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This morning, I did not feel like croissant or baguette, or toasts. I felt like a fancy breakfast. Why not? It was Mother’s day after all so I had to right to splurge;-) So I made my strawberry parfait that I showed you yesterday and I also fixed me  a few Crepes Flambee with Mango and Rhum.

Crepes are not hard to make, but they require a hot pan, a non-stick frying pan and the right crepe batter.

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Ingredients for about 10-12 crepes: 

  • 3 oz of flour,
  • 1 egg,
  • 3 oz. of milk,
  • 1/4   or 3 oz. of any beer.
  • 2 tbsp of butter melted in a small bowl.
  • sugar

Ingredients to flambe 4 crepes at a time. (you will need to do this 4 times if you have 12 crepes and are serving 4 people.

  • 1/4 cup of mango juice
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of rhum.
  1. Take a large bowl and place the flour in the bowl.
  2. Curve a hole in the flour, and slowly pour the milk while mixing with a whisk. Be careful to whisk slowly so as to make the mixture smooth and free of lumps.
  3. Then add the egg and mix well.
  4. Add the beer and mix well also. The mixture should be smooth and liquid, but not too liquid.
  5. Turn the stove to medium high and place the frying pan on the stove. The frying pan should be hot before starting to fix the pancakes .
  6. With a paper towel or a brush, spread butter on the walls of the frying pan and pour a small ladle of crepe mixture. Move the frying pan in a circle motion so that the dough has spread to the entire surface of the pan. Cook for 1 minute. With a spatula, flip the crepe and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Place the crepes flat on a plate. Sprinkle some sugar. Continue the process until you have exhausted all the batter.
  8. When you have exhausted all the batter, place a large frying pan on the stove, melt 1 tbsp of butter.
  9. Add 1/4 cup of any fruit juice ( i used mango), and 2 tbsp of sugar. Bring the mixture to boil and reduce the mixture to half.
  10. Fold 3 to 4 crepes in triangles and place them into the frying pan. Cook the crepes for a minute or 1
  11. Add 2 tbsp of rhum, or any alcohol of your choice to the pan. With a lighter, light the rhum and it will 3
  12. Let the flame go out on its own and serve hot. Yum!!!

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What a wonderful breakfast I had. I hope yours was equally as good;-)

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!