• Ancient Crepe

    Sometimes your research brings you some interesting information. I was doing some looking for a crepe recipe and was interested in when and where these beautiful creations originated. It turns out they date back to Medieval times, the mid 13th century to be exact. The original name was Crespes (crisp) and as with a lot of things, were a mistake with porridge poured on a hot griddle. The original recipe merely gave instructions for the ingredients with no measurements. Reminds me of my maternal grandmother. took the time to figure out the recipe. It particularly interested me as it is naturally leavened. Makes sense, since it is ancient. The original flour used was buckwheat which is an ancient grain, so it is actually gluten free as well. It is lacey and light. One crepe is not enough.