Sweet Crepes

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After picking fresh raspberries and strawberries the other day, I was looking for a nice dessert to use them in for company. I decided on crepes, always a crowd pleaser, and pretty easy to make. I like setting them up with tons of different toppings so everyone can make one with their favourite toppings. I used the Joy of Cooking recipe -Joy of Cooking really is my go-to recipe book. I think pretty much everything I’ve cooked from it, from cookies and scones to bean salad, has been good.

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SWEET CREPES (Joy of Cooking)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 pinch salt

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor, process until smooth. Let stand for 30 minutes before cooking, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. -I only let is sit a few in. whipping them together after dinner, and just letting the batter sit while I made whipped cream and got the other toppings ready for my guests.

To Cook Crepes:

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In a small non-stick skillet, melt a little butter over medium heat. Pour a little batter into the pan and then quickly swirl the pan to coat the bottom in a thin layer of batter. Cook a few in. until crepe bubbles and bottom is lightly browned. Flip crepe with spatula corner or fingers. (This takes a little practice, but you can eat any that don’t turn out) πŸ˜‰ Cook on the other side until browned slightly. Stack and serve. Makes about 12, and the recipe can be doubled for a bigger crowd.

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I set up a buffet with our fresh raspberries and strawberries, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, maple syrup and chocolate sauce, vanilla custard and whip cream. I even cheated and used canned custard, but don’t tell anyone. πŸ˜‰

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For the chocolate lovers. My personal favourite combination was fresh raspberries, vanilla custard, whipped cream, and maple syrup. What can I say, I’m a vanilla girl.

These are always a hit, and I highly recommend them for a little summer get together. The guests are always impressed, and love that they can build their own with all their favourite toppings.

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With fresh home made crepes, life really is a party!

This post is linked up at Tatertots and Jello.

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Comments

  1. How did the buffet set-up work out? I’m hosting my first crepes party next weekend, and I’m open to any tips you may have. πŸ™‚

  2. The buffet worked out great, everyone gets to come up with their own favourite combinations of toppings. I did do a really large group buffet with them once -like about 35 people. I made the crepes ahead of time, in chocolate and vanilla, and just re-warmed in the microwave before serving and it worked out great too.
    Good Luck!

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