Saturday, April 6, 2013

Crepes With Fresh Strawberries

This is a recipe I have made several time and love! Usually I make it with peach pie filling instead of strawberries but that's what makes this recipe great you can make it with what ever type of fruit you want. Now don't be scared or think it's going to be hard to make because it really isn't. You just have to be patient and accept that there will be one that rips or gets over done but it won't be the end of the world. When I made these last week I was doing so good and didn't mess up until the very last one! I went to flip it and it just ripped in half. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Ingredients for Crepes:

1 1/2 cups milk
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
5 tablespoons melted butter

Ingredients for Filling: This recipe isn't exact I just took a package of cream cheese and added stuff to it and tasted and added more stuff but here are all the ingredients and an idea of how much I used.

-1 8oz package of cream cheese
-1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar
-1 tsp. almond extract
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-3 tablespoons milk
-1 can of pie filling or about 3-4 cups fresh fruit (use your judgment on how much you'll use)

The First step is to mix together your milk, egg yolks, and vanilla until well blended.
Next you stir in the flour, sugar, salt, and melted butter and mix well.
It will then be smooth and lump free. You want your batter to be on the thin side so that you can easily coat your pan when you cook them.
Now comes the hardest part. You take a non stick skillet and heat it up over medium to low heat (use your own judgment. If your crepes are burning or turning brown turn it down if they take forever to cook turn the heat up.) Add a very little amount of oil to the bottom of the pan. What I did was take a paper towel and just lightly coat the entire pan with the oil. You then take about 3/4 of a cup of the batter and coat the bottom of the pan. I pick the skillet up and rotate it covering the entire bottom. Let cook for about 2 min or until golden brown on bottom and then flip to other side and let cook for another min-2 min or until golden brown.
Sorry this is such a blurry pic but you get the idea.
Finished product. This recipe makes about 8 crepes.
Now it's time to make the filling.
What I did first was cut up my strawberries and added some sugar to them so they are sweet and have a little bit of syrup on them. Cut them up, add the sugar, and let them set for about 10 min stirring every once and a while.
Combine the cream cheese, milk,  and almond and vanilla extracts
Next add the powdered sugar. After combined if it seems to dry add more milk. If it seems to wet add some more powdered sugar.

The finished product should be smooth and creamy.
Take one crepe
Add some of your cream cheese mixture to the center of the crepe.
Next add some of your fruit
You can fold it like a burrito like I did above or you can just roll it up in a log.
Now to make them pretty you can add some cool whip, extra strawberries and a dash of powdered sugar.