I Love You, Crepes

4/01/2013


First thing: The winner of our Waterstone Succulent Giveaway is....Birdie to Be! She has the cutest blog and she was just in Spain! Jealous! Congrats, and we'll be in touch! 

You guys I kind of have a little love affair with crepes. They are seriously one of my very favorite sweet treats ever. For Easter brunch my family always makes a feast. Eggs, bacon, toast, fruit, Easter Bread (also delicious), pinalata (I'll tell you more about these savory goodies later) and of course crepes. It's probably the meal that I look forward to the most each year. Sadly, I've missed the past few Easters with my family and I really don't have the time to make all of these goodies myself. This year however, I made an exception: crepes it would be! The good news: they are super easy to whip together and they are oh so delicious. The best way to enjoy them is obviously with a mimosa, but that will have to wait until next year. Have you made crepes before? What's your favorite Easter treat?

If not...the recipe is after the jump - along with filling choices!

Crepe Batter Instructions:

2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Beat the eggs then stir in milk and oil. Gradually stir in flour and salt and beat until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Brush crepe pan with oil (I used a 6 inch round nonstick skillet) and heat until hot. Stir the batter. Add 2 tablespoons of batter to the pan and swirl until it covers the pan. Cook turning once.
(Makes 12 crepes)

Spread your choice of fillings onto crepe and roll, then just heat in the oven and serve!

It seriously takes maybe 30 seconds per crepe.

Selecting the fillings...

The recipe that my family has always used, and which I love, is just 12 ounces of cream cheese mixed with 6 ounces of sour cream. Do not be turned off my the sour cream...it cuts the sweetness so the flavor is just right. Since I was also making another flavor, I had quite a bit leftover, so you could definitely cut the measurements in half.

Then of course there's the crowd pleasing nutella and banana. You can't go wrong, friends. Top with strawberries and viola! I usually ad a little maple syrup to the ones with the cream cheese, but it's not necessary!

Our official taste tester approves!


24 comments:

{The Perfect Palette} said...

this look delish!

Chloe Moon said...

I've never made crepes and have always wanted to! Maybe this weekend I'll give it a whirl! This recipe sounds delicious! =)

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Rachel said...

This looks heavenly!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

yum! i love crepes too! these ones look heavenly. i need to start making them at home! i know it's one of those things that is probably really easy once you do it a time or two but i have never done it so i always feel nervous to try. a poorly made crepe seems like a crime i don't want to be guilty of ; )

Leslie said...

I love crepes, but I know that I can't make them. Happy Easter!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

I just made crepes over the weekend too!! And had mine with nutella and strawberries, so so good!

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

I love making crepes! Every now and then some of my friends and I get together and we have crepes (sweet and savory) and champagne for dinner.

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

I love making crepes except I eat them all as I am making them. I can't help it. It's just better if someone makes them for me! :)

Yours look amazing!

Jill
Classy with a Kick

Alex said...

Crepes sort of stress me out because so many things can go wrong with them. BUT you've convinced me to give it a try!

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

you have a beautiful blog!!!! new follower!

The Now said...

I have never made a crepe but I've bought pre-made dessert crepes and added nutella and chunky monkey ice cream and it was DELISH. I need to do that again...maybe with fresh crepes though!! xo

Emily {Isnt That Charming} said...

Uhm if I could live off of crepes, I would. Seriously. SO good.
Isn’t That Charming.

mikky said...

These crepes look tasty and what a little cutie.

:)
mikky
www.todaloos.com

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I love crepes! (Sweet and also cheese & spinach). This is making me hungry just looking at it!

xo Mary Jo

Sinem said...

official taster seems really satisfied :-D

Mandy Crandell said...

These look great! Now my breakfast seems boring.

http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

Cafe Fashionista said...

Yesyesyesyesyes! This looks so incredible - and I love the various filling choices! :)

(Eileen) a creative day said...

We make nutella crepes a lot!! YUM

natasha {schue love} said...

Mmm I love crepes!! They are my fave!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Oh my goodness, yum!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Hmmmm, crepes....best thing ever!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Mmmm so good!

birdie to be said...

YAY! Thank you so much! How exciting!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I always order crepes at brunch but have never attempted them myself, maybe now is the time to start!