Sunday, 10 January 2016

Sweet Crepes with Summer Fruits

  Crepes are a very thin pancake that are super simple to make and a great weekend breakfast or brunch.


I have been making the most of all the beautiful summer fruits available here at the moment - all the lovely stone fruits and sweet berries. What better way to make them the star of a meal than paired with crepes!



Although I usually opt for nice thick buttermilk pancakes, crepes are perfect for a lighter, and quicker meal. They take only a couple of minutes each to cook and are of course not as dense and heavy as traditional, chunky pancakes or hotcakes. 


If you want the taste of summer in winter, thawed frozen berries and canned peaches would work just as well and be just as delicious.


This basic crepe recipe can also be used for any sweet filling if you're not feeling the fruit. Try Nutella and cream, or lemon curd and blueberry, get creative!


Sweet Crepes with Summer Fruits


Makes about 12 crepes

1 Cup plain flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 eggs
1 Cup milk
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

To serve:

Blueberries
Raspberries
Peaches
Whipped cream
Maple syrup

1. Sift the flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and whisk in the eggs. Stir in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla. 

2. Melt some extra butter in a medium sized fry pan over a medium heat. For each crepe, add 1/4 Cup of the batter to the fry pan, tilt the pan to cover the base evenly. Cook for 1-2 minutes, flip, and continue to cook for a further minute.

3. Transfer each crepe to an oven on a very low heat to keep them warm while cooking the other crepes.

4. Serve either topped or filled (and rolled) with fruit, cream, and maple syrup. 

14 comments:

  1. I am intrigued by crepes and have only had them a couple of times; your rendition using summer fruits looks amazingly wonderful! As the snow is falling outside and the lake is half frozen over, your post bring warm and pleasant thoughts of better weather. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. This looks amazing - loving all of the delicious fresh fruit!

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  3. I never made my own crepes and yours look so delectable that I just have to try! So summery and festive!

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  4. Gorgeous crepes especially with all the fruit!

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  5. I love crepes. We serve them also with applesauce as a filling, the way my husband had them as a kid. The fruit makes them look gorgeous.

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  6. Perfect for breakfast or brunch. Love the fruit combo, super delish. I could dig in right now.

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  7. The French in me says yes, yes, YES to these amazing crepes. You did an amazing job, Nicole. They look awesome!

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  8. Crepes are my daughters' favorite. I love that you used fresh berries for a delicious treat.

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  9. Oh yum Nicole. All that fresh fruit looks so perfect w/ those crepes!

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  10. Nicole, these crepes look absolutely mouth watering!!! All that fresh fruit looks perfect! I cannot wait to make these for the family!!

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  11. Wow this looks super delicious! Perfect summer reminder!

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  12. Your crepes look beautiful, Nicole! I love the idea of serving them for brunch!

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  13. Great healthy meal for breakfast, I love crepes!!

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