The in laws were in town and required breakfast to support them on the long drive back to Calgary. A modification of a previously derived crepe recipe was used to sustain the subjects.
The previously derived crepe recipe has been published elsewhere [link]. On July 22, 2012 between the hours of 8 am until 10 am two batches of crepes were formulated and fed to hungry guests [and spouse/myself as the control group]. The first batch was made using the original crepe formula. The second batch was made using an adaptation of the crepe formula to make it more savory. This was achieved by adding minutely chopped cilantro and onion to the batter*. At their discretion, subjects chose from a selection of garnishes [Nutella®, locally produced Mango Chutney^ and locally produced Jalapeno Raspberry Jelly^]. All subjects received liberal doses of coffee. The primary outcome was number of crepes consumed. Secondary outcome measures were self-reported satiety and use of terms such as “fantastic” “excellent” “best crepes ever”. Additionally subjects were polled as to which recipe was their favorite. Subjects were followed up by telephone call at 7 hours to ascertain whether the crepe formula did in fact sustain them and whether there were any ill effects.
Both study and control groups consumed a statistically inordinate quantity of both batches of crepes. Subjects self-reported satiety reached “I’m stuffed” levels. Positive comments such as “hmm!” and “best crepes ever!” were too innumerable to count. There was no significant difference between recipes. One incidental finding was the cat jumping onto the counter and making off with a piece of original recipe. At follow up, subjects reported feeling full until Kindersley where they stopped for coffee only. No ill effects were reported other than mild cravings for the savory crepes.
We report the validation of a previously-derived formula for crepes in addition to a modified recipe. Both recipes were consumed in significant quantities and a high level of satiety and satisfaction were achieved. There were no ill effects other than mild cravings for the savory recipe. Limitations of the study include perhaps that the addition of good coffee and locally sourced garnish may have exaggerated the effects on satiety and satisfaction. Further research should include a subsequent validation at a later date with the addition of a wider variety of garnish.
^ Also sourced from Saskatoon Farmers’ Market – Premala’s Mango Chutney and Grandora Gardens Raspberry Jalapeno Jelly