Yesterday we had a morning and afternoon Crepe Competition!
I (Claire) was the judge of the afternoon and had a very hard decision on my hands!
The students split into three groups to make the crepes, following this simple recipe:
4 cups plain flour
A few pinches of salt
4 cups of milk
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Blend until smooth. Add a little water and mix to desired consistency. Cover and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
Heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking oil. Using 1/4 cup mixture per pancake, pour batter over pan, tilting from side to side so batter covers base in a thin film. Cook pancake for about 1 minute or until underside is golden, then use a spatula to flip. Cook other side for just under a minute until golden. Repeat with remaining mixture, spraying pan with cooking oil between pancakes.
Eric showed off some very impressive flipping skills!
The teamwork was then over as they competed against eachother to present me with the best crepe!
They had plenty of tasty fillings and toppings to choose from; blueberries, bananas, honey, whipped cream, strawberries, chocolate sprinkles, nuts, melted chocolate and Nutella!
They all looked delicious but two really stood out as the best…
Eric had taken a lot of time and care to produce this wonderfully presented restaurant worthy creation…
and Lorene came up with the clever idea of mixing food colour into the batter to make this creative design that was then also beautifully presented…
As there was only one surf lesson to give away they decided to split the cost of a lesson so they can then go together! We gave them some Tim Tams to share as well; as if they hadn’t already had enough sugar for the day!!