Crepes might not be what everyone prepares for breakfast in the USA, but they’re incredibly popular in France. That’s where this particular recipe comes from. With an unpretentious batter, the crepe is ideal for those who want a taste of France without getting on a plane. Check out the full recipe for these savory delights!
These Crepes Can Make Anyone’s Day
The legendary Breton crepe is a delicious savory dish you can put on the table any time of the day. Thanks to its versatility, it can make an ideal breakfast, brunch, and, why not, even a dinner meal! Without further ado, check out the ingredients list for these Breton-style crepes.
Ingredients List (for the batter)
- 1 ¼ cups water
- 2 eggs, preferably large
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour
- ¼ cup sparkling water, but more might be necessary
(for the filling)
- 1 tsp salt
- 12 asparagus, peeled
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups grated cheese, preferably Gruyere
- 4 thick slices of ham, cut into pieces
The Preparation Method
Making these crepes is incredibly simple and quick. Check out the instructions below, and you’ll see for yourself how easy it is to prepare this delicious dish.
The crepe batter is the first thing to make. Combine the eggs, salt, still water, and whisk thoroughly. Add the flour gradually, whisking continuously. Add the sparkling water, whisk again, and refrigerate for an hour or overnight. Remove from the fridge and add more sparkling water, whisking until the batter is roughly the consistency of heavy cream. Cook each crepe over medium heat on a lightly buttered skillet. If needed, add more water to make the mixture thinner while cooking. Remove the pan from the heat, and break one egg onto the right or left side of the crepe, spreading the white so it cooks evenly. Sprinkle cheese, add ham and asparagus, making sure everything remains on one side of the crepe. Return to heat and cook until ready.
For the people of Iceland, greenhouses have long been a symbol of health, growth, and harnessing the earth’s boundless energy. Now, both Icelanders and travelers can experience that magic in the country’s newest boutique hotel — located just 28 miles south of Reykjavik, The Greenhouse (Gróðurhúsið) brings together the concepts of a nature retreat, remote workspace, and the ultimate treat for sustainable-minded people.
Meet Iceland’s Finest: The Greenhouse Hotel
The Greenhouse has already won over locals’ hearts who seek the comfortable refuge of the sundrenched space and its beautiful neighboring river lodge. Not long after passing that first test, the Greenhouse became a magnet for international travelers who want to experience one of Iceland’s finest hotels.
Located en route to Southern Iceland’s most visited natural wonders along the Golden Circle, the Greenhouse hotel is “the perfect spot to take a moment after hiking or biking,” says co-founder and CEO Brynjolfur J. Baldursson. Although the rooftop is yet to be adorned with a sauna, hot and cold plunge pools, and a range of other classic Scandinavian amenities, the hotel is already equipped with plenty of exciting facilities.
There’s a food hall downstairs designed in Iceland’s signature mathöll-style, as well as a cushy rooftop lounge and bar where guests can find everything from Taco Vagninn’s cauliflower wraps to PFC’s southern-style fried chicken. And, if you’re looking for unique gifts that capture the spirit of Iceland, there’s a shop-in-shop marketplace just for that!
It’s Affordable, Too!
The hotel’s upper levels feature 50 hotel rooms, all built with sustainability in mind. Imagine large picture windows overlooking the breathtaking views of the region while you’re nestled in a cozy Nordic minimalism-inspired interior. All of that starts at under $200 a night! That’s right, this gorgeous hotel also has accessible pricing.
Eco-Mindfulness Is at the Heart of the Greenhouse
The Greenhouse hotel isn’t just sustainable on paper. It really is the epitome of green thinking. Starting with in-room details like using locally-sourced textiles and materials, all the way to the biodegradable coffee capsules and beauty lotions — this place really cares about preserving mother nature. Not only that, but the building itself is currently in the process of getting certified by BREEAM, a leading environmental validation group.
As for the future of this type of accommodation in Iceland, Baldursson says The Greenhouse and its nearby sister property, Reykjadalur Skáli, are just the beginning. With almost 25 acres of development land, he’s aiming to create a new remote work wellness retreat concept with a focus on the beautiful, great outdoors.