Crepes!

First time I ever had a crepe, it was filled with Nutella. From there, my addiction to crepes was founded. I would search out crepe stands for savory and dessert crepes all the time. There is a perfectly good reason (I thought) for not making my own: 1) They are supposed to be hard to make, 2) It requires a special pan. MMM..Well, today, I learned that they are very easy to make and that they do NOT require a special pan. So, there is absolutely no reason, why I cannot have my favorite treat, whenever I want! HOORAY!!!

I was on Foodpress the other day and one of the highlighted recipes was for Crepes. So, I quickly asked my husband “Hey, would you like crepes for breakfast tomorrow?” He said “Sure.” (I love how he has the confidence in me, that if I say I am going to make something, I will make it. So, I quickly went to my kitchen, threw the ingredients in a blender and placed the batter in my fridge. This morning, my adventure began. I re-blended the batter, turned on my oven to 200F and placed a large plate inside. I then took a very good non-stick frying pan (8 inch) and sprayed it with cooking spray heated it to medium heat. Finally I poured about 1/3 cup of batter in my pan and proceeded to HESITANTLY swirl the batter in a circle. After flipping it over and placing the cooked  oddly shaped crepe in the oven, I went over what I did. Well, easy enough, my only problem was not having confidence in myself.

Confidence is key. You have to be sure of yourself (or at least pretend to be) and you will get this crepe made (and most of other life’s daunting tasks). So, this time, armed with my cellphone camera and my batter, I tried again. I made two videos, the first didn’t come out very well (video).  Here is my final attempt at recording myself cooking (sorry about the audio and video):

My Final Crepe Video Attempt.

It came out perfectly! I want to thank Janae Monir,  for her excellent post and recipe. I used her recipe Jane Monir’s Recipe for Crepes and used 1 tablespoon of Disaronno.

Stack of Yummy Crepes

I served it with my Homemade Vanilla Whipped Cream and a Chocolate Sauce:

Ingredients for Vanilla Whipped Cream:

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 tablespoon of confectioners sugar

1/2 cup of heavy cream

Directions:

1) Chill your bowl and whisk and make sure all your ingredients are cold before starting. I used my kitchenaid, so I chilled the bowl and whisk.

2) Add all ingredients to your bowl and mix until stiff peaks are formed.

3) Adjust for sugar and repeat whisking.

Chocolate Sauce:
1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons of heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir
  2. If chocolate is not smooth, microwave addition 15 seconds and stir.

Total Crepes made: 15 8 inch crepes

Chocolate Filled Dessert Crepe with Vanilla Whipped Cream

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13 Comments

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13 responses to “Crepes!

  1. Those crêpes look amazing! They remind me of my time in France. Good thing I just ate, otherwise I’d be in the kitchen trying to flip those on a pan 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so happy I tried making these. Now that I have, I have so many recipes I want to use them for! Thank you for visiting and Happy Cooking!

  2. Those crepes looks really good, the thickness is prefect. Yum

  3. Crepes are just wonderful. I love pairing them with nutella, fresh fruit, or just plain syrup. Whatever I decide to eat them with, always turns out great. Very nice whipped cream recipe and post as always 🙂

  4. oh yum yum um! I am craving crepes with nutella and strawberry, but since that is out of season, bananas will do!

  5. Yum! Last night I stocked my freezer with crepes, savory ones and sweet ones…

  6. What beautiful crepes! You did a fantastic job on your video (I like your flipping skills)!!!

    • Thank you so much! Your blog helped me get over my “oh crepes are hard” thought in my head. I have been working on getting rid of those “it is too hard to make” thoughts on dishes like these and in doing so, I have opened myself up to a whole new world of recipes! Thank you for posting your recipe!

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