Gaiman Crepes

Just finished “The Ocean At The End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman. In addition to his amazing ability to unite the fantastical with the every day life, Neil cooks! The recipe below is one deliciously described in the story for “Lemon Crepes… with a Bushwick Nutrition Twist.” 

Mix the following ingredients and leave the mixture in the fridge overnight. Make sure there are no lumps. 

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour 
  • a pinch of salt 
  • 2 eggs (free range) 
  • 1 ½ cups of milk (organic!) 
  • 1 cup of water 
  • 1 tbsp of melted butter 

Once you are ready to cook (ideally on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning), grease or butter a nonstick frying pan. Heat it until it’s really hot. Make sure to stir the mixture to get an even consistency. 

Ladle some mixture into the pan, thinly covering the bottom of the pan. When the underside of the crepe is golden, flip it. 

Cook another 30 seconds on the other side and voila! 

The BN Twist: 

When it comes to delicious brunch-type breakfasts, the toppings are often times the killer. Instead of always indulging in added sweeteners, think outside the box. Some ideas: 

  • Squeeze some fresh lemon on it a la Gaiman
  • Use spices like cinnamon, clove, pumpkin spice, or nutmeg 
  • Sprinkle some crushed nuts or seeds 
  • Make your own fruit compote by heating up some fruit with a dash of brown sugar. I find frozen berries with a little banana work best! 
  • Add a dab of nut or seed butter 

If you really can’t live without the maple syrup or honey, be mindful of portions. One to two teaspoons of sweetener should be enough per crepe. 


Pic by Learning Lark.