Recipe: Bonfire Swedish Crepes

November 01, 2022

by Rebecca Henry

About the Recipe

Need something to help you get up on cool Autumn mornings? Adagio’s Bonfire Crepes is everything you could want in a Fall breakfast! Spiced with tangy hints of apple and orange, this pancake is sure to be the highlight of your cool crisp mornings!

Autumn has officially begun and we cannot be more excited than we already are! Cool mornings, changing leaves, cozy sweaters and flannels - oh my! What’s not to love about Autumn? Not to mention crisp evenings with family and friends around a bonfire!

Speaking of Bonfire, did you know that our Bonfire has been one of the it teas for us this month? This black tea has everything you could ask for in an Autumn tea. Its honeybush, hazelnut, rosehip, and cocoa provides a gentle sweetness while the it’s apple pieces and orange provide that perfect little tangy zing. And of course, cinnamon, aniseed, cloves, and red peppercorn offer a smokey spiciness that resembles the heat of a fire is the creme de la creme. In short, it’s got spice, zing, and a whole lot of coziness - it’s the epitome of fall in a drink - what more could you ask for?

Actually, we love it so much that we decided that drinking it wasn’t good enough. So we created a recipe that highlights it! What is the recipe? Bonfire Crepes because who doesn’t love crepes?

What’s A Crepe?

A crepe is a very thin pancake that originates from West France in the 13th century. While there are usually two types of crepes, savory and sweet, a multitude of various toppings and fillings from maple syrup, jams, shrimp, cheese, and many more are used. Because there are many different kinds of crepes, it can be eaten as a snack, main meal, or both.

So what’s a Bonfire Crepe? It’s a crepe infused with Bonfire! However, you should keep in mind that this is a sweet crepe and tastes even better with Bonfire Maple Syrup. What’s Bonfire Maple Syrup? Maple Syrup infused with Bonfire! Don’t worry, while this might seem like a lot, we got you.

Bonfire Swedish Crepes

Ingredients and Directions

Serving size: 7-8 people (4 people if really hungry)

Ingredients for Bonfire Swedish Crepes
5 cups of flower
1 Tbsp salt
5 1/2 cups of milk
6 eggs
2 Tbsp melted butter
8 Tsp regular butter
Maple Syrup
If desired, Bonfire Maple Syrup

Equipment for Bonfire Crepes
Small or medium size round pan
Tea strainer (or cheese cloth)
Rubber spatula

Directions for Bonfire Crepes
In a pot, brew the milk up to 212 degrees.
Add 4 tsp of Bonfire and let it seep for 5 minutes

Tip: For this step we highly recommend using a tea strainer as it not only helps keep the loose tea leaves together, but is the easier method.

Once finished brewing, strain the milk using a cheesecloth, or if using a tea strainer, remove the tea strainer, and set the milk aside to cool.

In a large bowl whisk the flour and salt.

Once cooled, whisk in half of the milk.

Slowly whisk the melted butter and eggs.

Whisk the remainder of the milk - the batter should be thin.

On a medium size pan over high heat, spread 2 tsp of butter.

Using a ½ measuring cup, pour a very thin layer of batter onto the pan and carefully tilt your pan so that the entire surface is covered.

After 20 seconds, flip the crepe for another 10 seconds to let it finish cooking.

Repeat steps 8 to 10 until there’s no remaining batter.

Tip: When waiting for batter to cook, frequently running a rubber spatula underneath the batter will help prevent sticking and will help when flipping

Optional: Add your favorite sweet toppings or Bonfire Maple Syrup.

Ingredients for Bonfire Maple Syrup
2-3 cups of your choice maple syrup
4 tsp of Bonfire

Small pot
Tea strainer (or cheese cloth)
Wooden spoon
Container or small serving pitcher

Directions for Bonfire Maple Syrup
In a pot over low heat, pour in the maple syrup.
Once syrup begins to warm up, add Bonfire and let it brew for 5 minutes

Tip: For this step we highly recommend using a tea strainer as it not only helps keep the loose tea leaves together, but is the easier method.

Gently stir continuously.

Strain the syrup using a cheesecloth, or if using a tea strainer, remove the tea strainer

Pour the syrup into a container or small serving pitcher.
Create a 14 day expiration date for the syrup if you wish to save it.

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