A few days ago, I watched an episode of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita. He was given the task of taking care of a friend’s restaurant for a night and basically takeover the kitchen. He and his beautiful wife Nina (who took over the bar) were entertaining a few friends before the restaurant opened its doors to patrons. That’s when I saw this beautiful recipe. More than the recipe, it’s the combination of flavours than fascinated me. David confessed his love for the gooey deliciousness, also known as Nutella, on the show and went ahead with this remarkably simple yet indulgent dish.
Here’s presenting Banana Nutella Crepes!
Out of the three words in the title, you have to make just one of them. How difficult can it be?
First you need some sliced bananas. Next we have the star ingredient that adds 80% of the flavour, NUTELLA!
The final bit is the crepe which is made by using just 5 ingredients. So let’s get started.
Banana Nutella Crepes
Plain flour – 1 cup
Milk – ¾ cup
Water – ½ cup
Eggs – 2 nos
Salt – a pinch
Bananas – sliced
In a big bowl, add the eggs, milk and water. Whisk until well combined. Then add the flour and beat it to a smooth, runny batter. The batter needs to be thinner than a pancake batter. Add more milk if needed. Just adjust the consistency. Finish it off with a pinch of salt; it balances out the flavour.
Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and add a drop of oil just to grease it lightly. Pour 2 or more ladles of the batter and swirl the pan around to cover the base of the pan completely. I use 2½ ladles but you might need to adjust how much is needed to cover your pan. Once it is evenly spread, cook it only on one side for 2-3 minutes. The base should be lightly brown. Slowly lift the crepe with a flat spoon and lay it on a plate.
Now it’s time to assemble.
Spread a generous amount of Nutella on one half of the crepe (I went a little crazy on mine), spread out the banana slices, and fold it in half. Serve them while they’re hot.