I am sure most of you are familiar with January 1st (New Year's Day) and Chinese New Year celebrations, but have you heard of Sri Lankan Sinhala and Tamil New Year (Aluth Avurudda) that is celebrated in April? This is a day that we eat many traditional Sri Lankan foods to celebrate. The folks at Gourmet World Market asked me to try some wonderful Sri Lankan products from Ceylon Pure. These coconut and rice products are USDA organic, fairtrade and Non-GMO. I was very excited to try the coconut flour especially since I have been trying to eat a low-carb diet the last few weeks. I found a recipe for a coconut crepe and will give you fillings both savory and sweet to enjoy with them. Make sure you check out my post on April 14th (the day we celebrate Sri Lankan New Year) for more traditional recipes.
6 large eggs
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or almond milk)
3 Tbsp coconut flour, sifted
2 tsp coconut oil, melted, plus 2 tbsp for the pan
1 tsp arrowroot powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
yields 10-12 crepes
1. Whisk together the crepe ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes while the pan heats so the coconut flour can absorb the liquid, then whisk again.
2. Heat a crepe pan or enameled skilled over the medium-high heat.
3. Place 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in the pan, swirling to coat the bottom and sides.
4. Pour ¼ cup of the batter into the hot pan, turning the pan in a circular motion with one hand so the batter spreads thinly around the pan. Alternatively, very quickly use a spatula to spread the batter. Fill any holes with a drop of batter, making sure the pan is fully covered.
5. Cook for 1 minute, until the edges start to lift. Gently work a spatula under the crepe and flip it over. Cook on the second side for 15 seconds and turn out onto a plate.
6. Continue with the remaining batter, stacking the crepes on the plate as you work. Add a little more oil to the pan after about every 3 to 4 crepes if they begin to stick.
recipe from Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great, by Danielle Walker
Crepes with Pani Pol (Sweet Coconut)
Recipe for Deviled Onion Sambal
Some of the wonderful Ceylon Pure Products
To purchase these items, please go to www.gourmetworldmarket.com and click Ceylon Pure on the Vendor list.
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