Buttered Crepes with Caramel and Pecans
This delicious recipe for buttered crepes with caramel and pecans comes courtesy of Rick Bayless.
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- Canola oil, for brushing skillet
- 9 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- Goat Milk Caramel with Spirits
Place cinnamon, cloves, milk, eggs, salt, sugar, vanilla, and flour in the jar of a blender or bowl of a food processor. Blend or process until smooth, stopping machine once to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter. With the machine running, pour in melted butter. Let stand 2 hours before using. Mixture should have consistency of heavy cream. If it is too thick, add a little water to thin it out.
Place a 7-inch skillet or crepe pan over medium to medium-high heat. Brush pan lightly with oil. Add 1/4 cup batter and quickly swirl to coat the bottom of the pan; immediately pour any excess batter back into blender jar.
Cook until edges begin to dry, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Loosen edges with a knife and trim off jagged edges. Using a spatula, turn crepes, continue cooking until golden brown, about 1 minute more; transfer to a plate. Repeat process with remaining batter, stacking each crepe on top of one another as you work.
Place remaining 8 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add pecans and toast, stirring frequently, until nuts are toasted and butter is browned, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer nuts to a small bowl; reserve browned butter.
Butter a large baking dish and set aside. Lay a crepe flat on work surface and brush with browned butter. Place a scant tablespoon goat milk caramel on one side. Fold in half and press to gently spread out filling. Brush one side with butter and fold in half again. Brush top side with butter and place in prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining crepes and arrange each in the prepared baking dish in two layers, overlapping slightly. Cover with parchment-lined foil. Refrigerate until ready to serve, up until 1 day. Reserve any remaining caramel.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place crepes in oven until warmed through, about 10 minutes. Place caramel in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until warmed through. Drizzle over warmed crepes and sprinkle with toasted nuts. Serve immediately.