Having never made crepes before (can you believe it?!), I decided to make “Strawberry Cream Crepes” for my family for our Saturday morning breakfast. Nice change to our usual pancakes / waffles / french toast. I did take the extra time to make the crepes over a few days (made the batter on Thursday night, made the crepes on Friday, and served them on Saturday) - and I am really glad that I did. Made for a mellow Saturday morning enjoying a lovely sweet breakfast before the busy-ness of Saturday kicked in. Here are the recipes I used:
Strawberry Cream Crepes
Crepes – Source – Company’s Coming Desserts
1 cup milk
1 cup water
2 cups flour
4 tablespoons cooking oil
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
Beat eggs in a large bowl until they are frothy. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Cover and store in fridge for a few hours to overnight (I stored overnight). If you find the batter is too thick when you go to cook the crepes, add milk to thin it (I didn’t need to). Pour approximately ¼ cup of the batter into a greased, hot crepe pan (I used a frying pan). Tip the pan to swirl the batter all over the pan bottom (do this quickly, the crepe starts to cook the moment the batter hits the pan). Remove from the pan when the underside starts to brown. Cool and stack with waxed paper between each crepe. If you aren’t using the crepes right away, wrap them in plastic and store in the fridge or into a freezer bag.
Cream Cheese Filling - Source – Company’s Coming Desserts
1 package cream cheese, softened
¼ cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
Beat cream cheese, sugar and sour cream well.
2 lb strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
In a medium sized pot, put the washed, sliced strawberries. Add a smidge of sugar (yes, just a smidge!). Warm over medium heat until the strawberries start to break down, forming a chunky strawberry sauce.
Putting it all Together:
When you are ready to use your pre-made crepes, bring them out of the fridge (or freezer). Use a pancake griddle to slowly warm the browned side of the crepes to your desired serving temperature. Spread the cream cheese filling on the unbrowned side of the crepe and roll. Top with the warmed strawberry sauce, a dollop of whipping cream, and serve!
This was like having dessert for breakfast. It was such a nice treat! My husband and I both really enjoyed these crepes, and are already planning for our strawberry-banana ones tomorrow morning. Our oldest son isn’t much of a cream cheese fan so we had to modify his slightly to just crepes and strawberries. He still wasn’t as “in love” with the breakfast as we were (he prefers fluffy pancakes) but he did clean his plate. I am really happy that I made the crepes the day before, so all we needed to do was warm, fill and roll in the morning – quick process and we all got to eat together! I will be making this again!
Wowwww these are GREAT !ReplyDelete
I'd love to make it as special treat for my other-half.
Thanks for sharing it
You're welcome Winnie! They are a real treat :-)Delete
No crepe pan here but this is a good excuse to buy one. ;-) I'm pinning. I make either waffles, french toast or pancakes once every weekend.ReplyDelete
I don't have a crepe pan either, I just winged it! Do it, do it! Thanks for stopping by!Delete
My father's birhtday is comming and I think having my daughter make these for him would be fun for her and yummy for him THANKS!ReplyDelete
What a great idea!!Delete
yummy yummy! those look amazing!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kristina :-)Delete
oh wow those look amazingReplyDelete
Thank Aliy, we really enjoyed them!Delete
These look delicious. I make crepes with buckwheat and will have to try your filling for a whole foods breakfast! Great recipe!ReplyDelete
I like your buckwheat idea :-) Thanks Jacqueline!Delete
I need to make these! Everytime I go to my parents they ask me for crepes but the recipe I have is from my high school cooking class. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
You're welcome! I hope everyone enjoys!Delete
These look so good!! I need to attempt to try at home!!ReplyDelete
New follow from the blog hop :) Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog :)
xo, Jersey Girl
Will do! Thanks for stopping by :-)Delete
thank you so much for inviting me to your blog! I love crepe's and they are so easy to make. I fill mine with lemon ricotta. I'll have to make them and share one day. I'm also a new follower!ReplyDelete
That sounds delicious! Thanks for the idea :-) And thank you for stopping by...I've heading your way to visit!Delete
First of all, these crepes look amazing, I am so hungry NOW!!ReplyDelete
2nd~Yeah, I am so happy you are my log swap partner!
Let's chat in the next few days to discuss everything!
I am so excited!! =0)
Thank You & Many Blessings
Can't wait until tomorrow when everything goes live!Delete
New Follower and I'm just stopping by to say hello from the Flock Together Blog Hop! MMMMM... Strawberry Cream Crepes look scrumptious!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kate!Delete
OKAY!! All these yummy recipes have to stop! LOL!ReplyDelete
LOL - sorry Carla!! But glad you are enjoying them :-)Delete
Seriously, my stomach is totally growling right now! These look fabulous!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Val!Delete
I hope you don't mind I shared this on my blog,it just looked so good. http://motherdaughtersavingsandreviews.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
I appreciate the recognition, thanks so much :-)Delete
Love crepes! I remember being so surprised by how much easier they were to make than I had thought, before I made them the first time. We make them with scrambled eggs, ham and cheese for a savory breakfast, too. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!ReplyDelete
looks so yummy i wish i had some... crepes scare me :)ReplyDelete
They are WAY easier than I thought they would be! You can do it!Delete
I made these this morning and they are divine! Thank you for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)ReplyDelete
My daughter LOVES crepes - I never thought I could do it - I would think it would be tough to get them so thin. However, after checking out your recipe. I might be able to swing it. Thank you! New follower! Come visit at www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com!ReplyDelete
These look wonderful! I absolutely love crepes, and love making them with different fillings. These look so delicious!ReplyDelete
These look SO delicious! Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I know these will be getting made here soon. :-)))ReplyDelete
Yummy! I haven't made crepes in years but these look so delish I am going to have to make them again. I would love if you would share these on my weekly linky Party Blog Stalking Thursday. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-stalking-thursday-44.htmlReplyDelete
Looks delish! I can't wait to give these a try! Thanks for linking up and sharing.ReplyDelete
my husband would love this!ReplyDelete
I want to be at your house on Saturday mornings! What a treat! Will have to try these. Thanks for sharing, pinned.ReplyDelete
I have always been afraid to make crepes but your recipe looks so good I might try. Please share this on my foodie friday party today.ReplyDelete
Eating that would be like heaven to me.ReplyDelete
These are so pretty!ReplyDelete
I always know there is something amazing cooking at your place! I just have to be brave and try making crepes (I confess, I have never even tried) I love crepes so very much and cream cheese and strawberries sounds perfect. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Have a super terrific weekend!ReplyDelete
Lovely and look so delicious! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 37. Hope to see you soon! <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/06/thursdays-treasures-week-37.htmlReplyDelete
These good delicious! My family was just talking about needing to find a good crepes recipe last weekend! :) I'd love to invite you to join us and share Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers will love your ideas too!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
I love anything strawberry and these look to die for. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :) Can't wait to try these!ReplyDelete
I remember seeing on Kim's blog and thinking they were so yummy! Crepe's are so intimidating to me; I don't know why. Might be time to give them a shot.ReplyDelete
LOVE Crepes and especially with strawberries! YUM!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!
These are beautiful and delicious looking! I haven't tried my hand at crepes yet but now I will. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for linking this recipe up on Naptime Delights! I hope you'll stop by today and share a new recipe with us!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!
Oh yum I love crepes! Thanks for the recipe!ReplyDelete
Crepes are just so pretty! Yours looks just scrumptious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!ReplyDelete
they look so perfect and yummy!ReplyDelete
Featuring you at tomorrow's Create & Inspire party!
This looks amazing! Your recipe has been featured for Functional Friday!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for linking up!
Thank you so much for posting this. My mom and I would always make jean pare crepes for christmas and birthdays but I haven't been able to find a copy of this company's coming cookbook. These are so easy to make you guys. A little time consuming, but if you have two frying pans going it really speeds things along. The cream cheese filling is always a hit with friends and family. We serve them with the filling, whipped cream, and either raspberries, strawberries, or peaches that have been sitting in a bowl over night with a little sugar sprinkled over top.ReplyDelete