Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking: Crespelle

Marcella Hazan is a revered name in Italian cooking. She's the real deal, and this book is a combination of her two books on authentic Italian cooking, Classic Italian Cooking and More Classic Italian Cooking, into one. One blogger spent a year cooking recipes from her book with her online group. Hazan focused on cooking simply, and what cook doesn't like simplicity?

  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • butter for crepe pan

  1. Add flour gradually to milk. Strain through a sieve to avoid lumps. Evenly blend.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating them rapidly with a fork. Add salt.
  3. Butter the crepe pan. Use medium low heat.
  4. Pour 2 T. of the batter into the pan. Tilt and rotate the pan to distribute the batter evenly.
  5. As soon as the batter sets and becomes speckled brown, slip a spatula underneath and flip it to the other side. Stack the finished crespelle on a plate.

Hazan tells us that Italians stuff crespelle with meat, cheese, or vegetable fillings. 

Maybe I'll try that next time.

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  1. I love cooking simply, I should try.

  2. I hope you'll continue to share photos at our weekly photo linkup at

  3. Probaly a good one. Sadly I´m tired of cooking for the moment.

  4. That’s a great cookbook. I wish I still had my copy. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  5. Somehow I missed Hazan when she was popular, but I did read "Amarcord: Marcella Remembers" which was very interesting. Whenever I read one of her recipes I'm impressed and mean to go back and try some of them. This sounds pretty similar to French crepe recipes but the details always do make a difference!

    best... mae at

  6. I am not familiar with her cookbooks ( although I have heard of her) .. Since I love Italian cooking, I'll have to give her cookbooks a try

  7. Looks delicious! My husband is the cook at our house (lucky me!) so I'll tell him about this cookbook. He enjoys experimenting with new recipes. This book looks like a winner.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment.
    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

  8. This looks so easy that maybe even I couldn't mess it up! Thanks for sharing this!

  9. I think she writes well too... Cheers from Carole's Chatter


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