However, it didn't seem as if anyone had attempted a Minion crepe before. Thus, I set myself forward to take on this challenge.
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups milk
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 just-ripe bananas, sliced
- 4 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup of all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 strawberry, thinly-sliced
- pinch of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup baking chocolate (or 3 tbsp chocolate sauce)
- 2 white sesame seeds*
- 1/2 cup sticky rice filling*
1) Beat egg whites until well combined, then add half of the sugar and flour. Thoroughly mix before adding in one tbsp of oil.
2) Repeat with egg yolks, using the rest of the sugar and flour and adding one tbsp of oil once well combined.
3) Grease and heat a pan on medium heat. Reduce the heat to low once the oil starts to evaporate.
4) Fill 3/4 of a ladle with the egg white crepe mixture and pour it into the pan. Swirl to ensure uniform thickness of the crepe. Grease the pan again and repeat until both egg white and egg yolk crepe batter is used up.
5) In a food processor, combine one banana and a pinch of cinnamon to make a banana cream. Feel free to add cream cheese or whipped cream to give the mixture a higher viscosity.
6) Spoon the sticky rice filling onto a plate in an oblong shape. Cover with one egg white crepe.
7) Evenly smooth the banana cream on top, and carefully place an egg yolk crepe over it.
8) Using cookie cutters and a precise knife, cut the Minion's eyes and mouth from egg white crepes. Then cut its goggles from a slightly browned egg white crepe. Arrange them on top of the egg yolk crepe.
9) Using chocolate sauce, form the eyes of the Minion and line the goggles and mouth. If using baking chocolate as opposed to chocolate sauce, proceed to do the same after melting the chocolate in a double boiler or over a pot of hot water. Place sesame seeds on top of the chocolate sauce to give dimension to the eyes.
10) Arrange a small thin slice of strawberry over the mouth to serve as the Minion's tongue.
11) Decorate by placing banana slices at both ends of the crepe.
12) Serve and enjoy!
- The amount of liquid, in this case milk, used in this recipe should be added in accordance to the desired thickness of the crepes. For a thinner crepe, feel free to add a bit more milk, and vice versa. In this case, a thicker crepe was required so that it could be wrapped around the sticky rice without tearing.
- It is essential to grease the pan after each crepe is made, as this reduces chances of burning and that the crepe can be easily removed
- Please note that the first few crepes will always result in uneven browning, as the pan has not been heated up uniformly. You can save these browned crepe sheets for other uses, such as distinguishing between the eyes of the Minion and its goggles.
- As an alternative to using egg white crepes as facial parts, one could also make candy eyes out of the white chocolate (irises) and dark chocolate (pupils). This had been the initial plan for the project, however, the chocolate hardened up so quickly that I wasn't able to form any shapes with it.
- The sticky rice filling had been made prior to attempting this project, and is a mixture of simmered finely-crushed black sesame seeds and glutinous rice. Feel free to switch up the filling based on personal preference.