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Chantilly Crepes

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Ingredients
For crepe batter
  Biscuit mix 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Milk 2 1⁄3 Cup (37.33 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
For filling
  Apricot preserves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Aromatic bitters 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bananas 6
  Whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped
  Toasted slivered almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon (for dusting)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. To make the filling, in small non-metalic bowl combine preserves, brown sugar, lemon juice and bitters. Set aside or refrigerate, covered until required.
2. To make the crepe batter, in a medium dry bowl, mix biscuit mix and sugar.
3. In a large bowl, break eggs.
4. Use an electric beater or a wire whisk to beat the eggs until well blended and thick,
5. While whisking constantly but lightly, fold in the dry ingredients, alternately adding milk. Alternately, make the batter in a food processor if you like, stopping the motor once or twice to scrape flour from the side of container with a rubber spatula.
6. Once the batter is smooth, cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cooking.

MAKING
7. Heat a lightly oiled 6-7 inch crepe pan or frying pan, preferably non-stick.
8. Sprinkle a few drops of water on the pan. They should bounce about.
9. Use a ladle or a measure cup to pour 1/4 cup batter in the center of the pan.
10. Quickly and swiftly swirl the pan to spread the batter evenly in a thin layer.
11. Cook for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned at the bottom and top surface is dry to touch.
12. Turn and cook the other side.
13. Remove onto a wax paper lined plate.
14. Continue to make remaining crepes and stack between sheets of wax paper, to cool.

FINALIZING
15. Just before serving, peel and slice banana crosswise
16. Reserving 12 slices for garnish, toss the remaining with 1 cup of the prepared preserves mixture.
17. Fold remaining preserve mixture into whipped cream.
18. To assemble the crepes, spoon 1/4 cup of the filling down the center of each crepe.
19. Fold over the sides neatly.
20. Reheat in a pan using a little butter, until golden.
21. Slide onto a serving plate.

SERVING
22. Dollop the crepes with whipped cream and garnish with slivered almonds.
23. Dust the crepes and plate with powdered sugar.
24. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Stuffing
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apricot
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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