Once upon a very long time ago, before we had spouses or kids (or any sort of responsibilities whatsoever), my brother and I were roommates. He's seven years younger than me, so it was interesting to set up housekeeping with a 20 year old kid when you're 27 years old. It was a fantastic memory-making experience and we still laugh and have our own private jokes about the crazy things we did during those days.
One of our weekly traditions was Sunday brunch at our house. Whoever happened to still be left over from last night's party would help us prep breakfast/lunch for the random group of friends that would stop by. One of our favorite dishes was my friend Amy's grandmother's orange juice crepes. Guests would line up around the kitchen and eat them straight off the pan (plates, or no plates).
I haven't made them since my brother moved out, but I found the recipe this week and made them this morning. They are still as good as I remember them & I thought I'd share the recipe with you.
Amy's Grandmother's Orange Juice Crepes
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup orange juice (preferably fresh squeezed)
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
1. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar & salt together. I typically sift the flour first.
2. In a separate bowl, mix orange juice, vegetable oil and the beaten egg.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix.
4. Pour into small silver dollar size pancakes on a griddle and spread out thin with the back of a spoon. Lightly brown on both sides.
5. Serve with butter and powdered sugar or serve plain.