Nothing invokes the senses of Paris more than crepes. This ubiquitous street food has such a distinct smell -- a mixture of sweet and savory -- that any hint of it leaves you imagining a romantic stroll through the City of Light. It's no surprise Adrianna Adarme of http://acozykitchen.com thinks it's the perfect culinary homage to Best Picture nominee "Hugo". However, her twist on the crepe introduces bananas sautéed in brown sugar and bourbon. YUM!
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2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoon unsalted melted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoons kosher salt
3 ripe bananas, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 tablespoons bourbon
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
12-ounces semi-sweet chocolate
In a blender, add the eggs, milk, water and melted butter; pulse for a few seconds, until liquids are combined. Add the flour, sugar and salt. Pulse for 10 seconds or so and until flour is incorporated, being sure not to over-blend. Transfer the batter to a bowl and cover. Place the batter in the refrigerator for an hour to rest.
Place a crepe pan over medium-heat. Brush the skillet with a light coating of butter. Add 2 ounces of batter to the pan, swirling it around until the bottom is coated evenly. Cook until the crepe edges' pull away from the pan, about 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook on the opposite side for another 30 seconds. You may have to play with the temperature a bit. The common notion is that the first crepe goes to the pan, so don't get discouraged if you have to try a few times to get the temperature right. When you've made a few crepes, transfer them to the oven to keep them warm, while you prepare the bourbon bananas and chocolate.
Melt chocolate in a double-broiler or make your own by placing a heat-proof bowl over a pot filled with an inch of simmering water. Once chocolate is melted set aside.
In a small bowl, toss the bananas, brown sugar, bourbon and cinnamon together. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-heat. Once melted, add the bananas to the skillet and cook until bananas are softened and slightly caramelized, 3-4 minutes.
To assemble, lay a few crepes side-by-side and fill each one with the banana bourbon mixture. Fold each side over and drizzle with chocolate.
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