Monday, January 13, 2014

Crepes anyone?

Years ago when I was on my own, I used to love to go to I-Hop on Saturday mornings and eat Strawberry Crepes and read the Weekend AJC newspaper.  After Matt and I got married I made an effort to make them myself.  It took a few tries to get it just right.  I do enjoy making them every once in a while.  They take a little longer to make compared to pancakes, but once you taste them you won't mind the extra effort.  Also, the good thing about crepes is that you can make them for any meal or even dessert.  You can stuff them with a cream filling, meat, fruit, or whatever you choose.  Have fun with it.  You will want to have the Filling and Toppings ready before you actually cook the crepes.  

Crepes 
1 cup all-purpose flour
salt
1 and 1/4 cups of milk
2 eggs
2 tablespoons melted butter

Mix the flour, pinch of salt, and milk together while trying not to over-stir.  Blend in the eggs, and cooled down butter.  If you have the extra time, put the mixture in the refrigerator for an hour.  Or, you can just make it the night before if you plan to make breakfast crepes.  These cook up fast, so be careful.  Using a ladle, put some batter in a non-stick pan covering all of it, which is difficult.  Just try to swirl the pan a little and hope the batter keeps moving.  Make sure it is just a thin layer though.  They cook up in just a few minutes on medium heat.  Flip and cook for another minute.   

Cream Filling 
cream cheese
whipped Cream

I usually microwave the cream cheese for a few seconds to soften it.  Then just add in the whipped cream.  Use whatever amounts you like.




Strawberry Topping 
strawberries

For this particular time, we thawed out some strawberries we had in the freezer.  I just cut off the green leaf tops and put most of them in a food processor.  You can also save a few to place on top. 

Orange Topping 
clementine oranges 

I put a few peeled oranges in the food processor, and saved a few whole pieces to make the dish look pretty.

When you have the topping and filling ready, cook the crepes, put the filling in the middle and wrap, then add the topping.  Add a little whip cream to the very top.  If you have any powdered sugar in the house, you can dust the crepes with it to make it look extra special.  Let me know if you try it out. 

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4 comments:

  1. Oh my! These look so good! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Okay, I must try the cream cheese/whipped cream combo. YUM!!!

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  3. I love crepes and need to try the oranges and the whip cream and cream cheese one...maybe combine for an orange dreamsicle kind of crepe? ;-)

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    1. That sounds good too! I'm going to make a creamsicle ice cream pie soon, and I'll do a post about it. : )

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