Summer Berry Crepes

  By Caprice  , ,   ,   

July 23, 2017

My first try making crepes and they turned out light and yet firm enough to wrap fresh summer fruit in the middle. The crepes have a nice hint of lemon from the lemon powder rather than lemon juice. Lemon juice would thin the batter too much and may curdle the milk. Hubby loved the special Sunday breakfast so much, he wants it for dinner too! Time to pick more berries, that is for sure!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings for 2 People

Ingredients

3/4 cup All Purpose Flour

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder

2 Tbs. Powdered Sugar

2 Eggs

2/3 Cup Milk

1/3 Cup Water

2 tsp Lemon Powder

What to cook it in

Grape Seed Oil to Cook in

Butter to Cook in.

Berry Filling

1 Cup Fresh Blackberries

1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Plums

2 tsp Agave Nectar

1/4 Cup Chopped Almonds (or Chopped Nut Meats of Choice)

Inside

Heavy Whipping Cream

On top

Powdered Sugar

Optional: Cinnamon or Cardamom

Directions

1Sift the Flour on to wax paper.

2Pour back into the sifter and add the other dry ingredients and resift on to the wax paper.

3Break 2 Eggs into a bowl and whip with a whisk mercilessly.

4Add Milk and Water and whisk until well mixed.

5Slowly add sifted Flour mixture and whisk till uniform. It will appear pretty runny, but that is a good crepe batter.

6Whip the Cream with a mixer until stiff. Don't over beat it or you will get butter and that is another recipe. Refrigerate until you are ready to use.

7Heat skillet to low medium while you mix your fruit and let sit with the Agave Nectar and Almonds at room temperature. The juices will get happy together.

8Put about a 1/4 tsp of butter and a drop of Grape Seed oil into the hot skillet and swirl around. Using a ladle scoop about a 1/3 cup of batter and tip the ladle so the batter runs off the bottom of it and spiral from the center of the pan outward. The batter will run together and make a nice round crepe.

9Wait till the edges are brown and take a peek. It cooks pretty fast so don't wander away to comb your hair. You look nice before you start to cook. If the bottom is a mottled brown flip crepe and wait till that other side gets browned.

10While that cooks get your berry mixture, whip cream and powdered sugar ready.

11Beat out the left over flour from your sifter and have it ready to put a little bit of powdered sugar in it to sift over the finished crepe.

12Carefully spatula out that crepe on to a plate and spoon the berry mixture into the center like you are making a burrito. Add a nice ridge of whip creme then wrap to close.

13Dust with sifted powdered sugar.

14Good to serve right away. If you want everyone to eat at one time, then have a stack of crepes and bowls of berry goodness and whip cream and let them build their own. If you do that plan on everything a bit more. Its ok to have extra crepes to nibble on throughout the day.

Make sure all the components are ready including a hot skillet before you start to cook your crepes. Crepes cook quickly and you should have cream whipped and berries prepared before.

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