Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Lemon Crepes with Sugar

In New Zealand, the first tree everyone plants in their yard is usually a lemon tree. Next to follow is usually a grapefruit tree, and then almost literally anything else you fancy, because the climate is celestial. One morning I woke to find Hayley making this for breakfast. She explained it was a traditional NZ meal. I was afraid I was still dreaming but no, it was delightfully true.

3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
3/4 oz butter, melted
a pinch of salt
extra butter, for greasing the pan

Cook crepes, then sprinkle with sugar and squeeze lemon juice all over them.

Side note. An afternoon walk to a public fountain forced me to wonder: is this traditional NZ soup?