I come from a long line of Irish descendants. And to be honest, I have always been proud of that. It is my favorite blood line (don’t tell the Germans).
I love to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, and maybe it is only because I have great childhood memories of going to the St. Patty’s Day parade; they always had the best candy! However, my favorite treasure was from local bagel shop, Gibb’s Bagels. They always threw out, green bagels. I loved them! My sisters and I thought it was so cool. I’m not sure if we even ate the bagels, but I we loved them anyway.
I want to carry on some similar memories for my kids. I want them to remember something green that they ate on St. Patty’s Day, and I actually want them to eat it, not just think it’s cool.
Well, my kid’s favorite all time breakfast is crepes, so I thought this year it would be cool to make Irish Crème Crepes with a little green food coloring to start a tradition they will always remember. I made a little cinnamon vanilla bean whipped cream to garnish.
From my pot of gold to yours, luchair (delight, enjoy in Irish Gaelic)!
A sweet crepe that can be served anytime of the day,garnish with cinnamon vanilla bean whipped cream to perfectly round out this dish.
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 1/3 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 tablespoons Irish Crème Syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon of green food coloring, optional
In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, flour sugar and salt until smooth.
Heat a medium-sized skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. Grease pan with a small amount of butter or oil applied with a brush or paper towel. Using a serving spoon or small ladle, spoon about 3 tablespoons crepe batter into hot pan, tilting the pan so that bottom surface is evenly coated. Cook over medium heat, 1 to 2 minutes on a side, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.
Kids review: I was worried that since this had Irish Crème in it they would turn their noses at it. Especially since I had them smell the syrup and they all gagged. LOL! But they loved them, I tripled the batch and not one was left (well there were actually 2, but I intentionally stuck them aside for my husband).