Aug 22, 2010

dulce de leche crepes

Okay, so this isn't exactly brunch fare, but I've seen plenty of people serve crepes for breakfast, so why not?

This recipe from Terry Hope Romero from Viva Vegan! was sensational. (Link is through Not only does she have an excellent crepe recipe, but also a fabulous caramel sauce. I think my kids could have eaten that sauce all by itself!

As I have already blogged about not having a nonstick pan, I don't mind saying I was a little apprehensive. I used my cast iron griddle and it worked great! I don't believe Indians have nonstick for their dosas, so I figured cast iron would work for me, too. It did. I couldn't tilt the griddle like I have tilted a skillet while making crepes before, but even that didn't prove to be an obstacle - spreading the batter with the back of the ladle was efficient.

We served ours with Rice Dream ice cream and everyone was bouncing off the walls in no time (sugar rush :)

Sometimes you can and should have dessert for breakfast.

Cost Breakdown:
Silk creamer: $1.50
brown rice syrup: $1
sugar: $.50
flours: $1.50
  plantains: $3
lime and Earth Balance: $2
Total to make 5 servings:


  1. Oh my goodness, that looks fantastic! I have to try out this recipe very soon.

  2. It took me a while to get used to cast irons, but they are great to cook with.

  3. This looks absolutely delicious!

  4. Yes, you do, Mandee!

    Thanks, Sevgi - it sure was good!

    It took me a while to get used to cast iron as well, but when I did I found it to be fabulous. The seasoning of the pan is the most important part.

  5. These look lovely - roll on next weekend so I can make them!

  6. I love crepes, never tried Dulce de Leche crepes though. Sounds like a prefect breakfast food to me!

  7. These look so cool! I love the idea of Dulce de Leche crepes!

  8. Pretty much licking my laptop screen right now.

  9. I agree with everyone! Terry did a fantastic job on this recipe - one of the best in the book.

  10. Oh man that looks fantastic. Your crepes are thin as paper (as they should be). I agree about dessert for breakfast; after all, what are donuts but cake with holes!


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