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.
SWEET CREPES (Joy of Cooking)
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
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:
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) 😉 Cook on the other side until browned slightly. Stack and serve. Makes about 12, and the recipe can be doubled for a bigger crowd.
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. 😉
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.
With fresh home made crepes, life really is a party!
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