It has been a rather breathe taking week filled with many Spiritual adventures and learning experiences. I am happy to see that there are many people involved in spiritual activities and with insatiable hunger. It sure makes a difference as all I see is people yearning for material objects that is never ending. Oh it is so exciting and energized feeling that spiritual energy! I remembered my encantadora abuelita (darling grandmother) throughout this time in November. She would make us feel so special as I can remember going to mass on All Saints Day and All souls Day. She takes advantage of the flavorful apples and makes those tasty Apple Filled Crêpe on the cool November evening which was a reward and blessing, smiling.
It is at this time, I remember my grandmother’s spiritual tradition. It is a time of remembering those who has gone before us and giving thanks for those that are with us. We give respect and help those who are with us. Sometimes, we see our love ones and does not realize what is going on with those we love. When was the last time you actually had a heartfelt conversation and really knows what is happening with our siblings or love ones? Sometimes that relates to our extended family or close friends, it’s the little things that makes a difference.
It may seems weird but sometimes I sense when something is wrong with my siblings or love ones. I ignore my feelings or sixth sense and find out later that he/she was hurt or had surgery. I have learned that sometimes I must listen to my sixth sense or feelings or whatever you may want to call it. Give your love one that call and let them know they are loved and thought off especially if they are far away. Let’s spread that love reserved especially at this time.
On another note, the ever weather changing prepares us for the next phase of the season. Oh, what a whirlwind this year has been – so many turmoil and life changing. It leaves the unease but now to remember how fortunate we have been and to be compassionate to those displaced by the weather and nature mishaps. There is a lot to give “Thanks” for this year. Thinking of the season, I am using the fruit that is used for the season:
Autumn Apples Crêpes w Whole wheat and Flax Seed
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose
- 1/2 whole wheat flour
- 1/4 flax seed flour
- 2 3/4 cups 2% milk room temperature
- 5 tablespoon unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs
You can place in a large container or simply place all ingredients in a large Ninja Container.
In large bowl add flour and salt, mix.
Whisk together milk and eggs in a medium bowl.
Pour milk mixture into flour mixture, whisking to combine.
Whisk in melted butter. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight).
Batter will feel like that of heavy cream but you can add more milk if necessary.
Heat an 8- or 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, and brush with butter.
Pour approximately 2 tablespoons batter (for small crepes) or about 1/3 cup batter (for large crepes) into pan.
Tilting skillet to coat bottom evenly with batter.
Cook until top of crepe appears set, bottom is firm and golden brown in spots, and center is lifted by pockets of air, about 1 minute. Leave the bottom to form completely before attempting to flip.
Run a spatula around edge of Crêpes to loosen gently.
Slip spatula under Crêpes eventually and gently flip in one swift gesture if possible. If it doesn't land quite right, that's okay; use the spatula to unfold or rearrange it.
Cook until bottom is firm and golden brown in spots, about 40 - 45 seconds.
Transfer to a plate, and cover. The first is not always the best!!!
Repeat with remaining batter, brushing pan lightly with butter if needed (every 2 or 3 Crêpes). Serve immediately. Enjoy!!!
Note: For nonstick skillet you brush with butter for the first Crêpes but not necessary for the rest.
Crêpe de Manzana de Otoño con trigo y Hariña de Semilla de Lino
1 1/4 tazas de harina
1/2 de harina de trigo integral
1/2 de harinal de semilla de lino
2 3/4 tazas de 2% de temperatura ambiente de leche
5 cucharadas de mantequilla sin sal al tiempo
1/2 cucharadita de sal
3 huevos grandes al tiempo
Puede colocar en un recipiente grande o simplemente colocar todos los ingredientes en un gran procesador de comida Ninja.
En un tazón grande agrega la harina y la sal, mezcla bien. Bate la leche y los huevos en un tazón mediano. Vierta la mezcla de leche en la mezcla de harina, batiendo para combinar. Añade la mantequilla derritida. Ponga la mezcla en un tazón mediano y refrigere durante al menos 2 horas o durante la noche. La masa debería ser de consistencia de crema espesa; agregue más leche si es necesario.
Caliente una sartén antiaherente de 8 o 12 pulgadas a fuego medio y cepille con mantequilla. Vierta 2 cucharadas de masa para crêpes pequeños o aproximadamente 1/3 taza de masa para crêpes grandes en la sárten girando e inclinando la sárten para cubrir el fondo de manera uniforme con la mezcla. Cocine hasata que la parte superior del crêpe aparezca firme y dorado en algunas partes y el centro se levanta con bolsas de aire aproximadamente un minunto. Deje que se forme antes de intentar y voltea.
Pase un espátula alrededor del borde del crêpe para aflojar suavemente. Deslice la espátula debajo del crepon y gire suavemente en un gesto rápido. Cocine hasta que el fondo este firme y dorado en algunas partes, aproximadamente 45 segundos. Transfiere a un plato y cubrélo. Repita con la masa estante, cepille ligeramente la sartén con mantequilla según sea necesario. Sirva immediatamente. ¡¡¡Disfruta !!!
Nota: Para la sartén antiaadherente se cepilla con mantequilla para la primera crêpe pero no es necesario para el resto.
La variación de trigo integral y semilla de lino tiene una textura ligeramente más fuerte y un sabor más robusto. Lo mejor es combinarlo con rellenos salados.
It is always a joy to remember my grandparents having enjoyed so many lovely memories with them that makes me feel so blessed as I can share them with my children. It is always bittersweet to feel them so close and make me so special when I feel all alone in this foreign land I call home now. They warm my heart when I share my grandmother’s recipes with you all especially at these special moments when I share Autumn Apples Crêpe at the table with my family.
It feels as if they were present at my table enjoying the laughter and harmony of the family smelling my grandmother’s and grandfather’s favorite spicy cinnamon tea in the air. What memories can you share of your grandparents? What is your favorite flavor at this time of the year?