Crepes…..We usually see them served for breakfast or as a dessert. But they are more than just thin pancakes. There are sweet crepes and there are also savory galettes. They come with a variety of fillings. You can have the simplest one with just sugar, or you may also opt for more elaborate crepes. Just about any filling that suits your taste buds!
The staple recipe came from Brittany, which is the northwest region of Modern France. It has a rich story. Back in the day, crepes used to be the everyday bread. But the recipe has evolved.
It is more than just an everyday bread now. You can have it for breakfast, snack, or dessert, plus you have the freedom to fill and top it with amazing ingredients.
So, today, we are featuring Creamy Strawberry Crepes. Oh, I am sure you and your family will love them. It’s a great way to encourage little kids to eat more fruits. 🙂 They may look difficult to make, but once you have tried it one or two times, you’ll surely get the hang of it, especially when it comes to rotating the pan to spread the batter.Print
These crepes come with sweet strawberries and a creamy filling that will certainly give you a luscious dessert. They are delicious and elegant-looking as well.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup 2% milk
4 large eggs
1 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
8 ounces of cream cheese (softened)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups fresh strawberries (sliced, divided)
1 cup heavy whipping cream (whipped)
- Whisk eggs, milk, butter, and water in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix salt and flour. Add to the egg mixture, mix well, and put in the fridge covered for about an hour.
- Lightly grease a non-stick skillet (about 8 inches) and heat over medium heat. Stir the batter, fill a 1/4 measuring cup halfway with the batter, and pour into the center of the pan. Lift and tilt the pan quickly to coat the bottom evenly. Cook until the top appears dry and turn it over and cook until the bottom is cooked. Transfer to a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- To make the filling, beat cream cheese, lemon juice, zest, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth. Add 2 cups of strawberries and the whipped cream.
- Spoon about 1/3 cup of the filling, put it in the center of each crepe, and roll it up.
- Garnish with remaining strawberries and serve.
- You can grease the pan as needed when cooking the rest of the batter.
- Once crepes have cooled, stack them between pieces of waxed paper or even paper towels.
- Feel free to garnish your strawberry crepes with more confectioner’s sugar before serving.
If you are unable to consume all the crepes in just one day, store them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge or freezer. Make sure though that they are still unfilled.
These strawberry crepes are best served for breakfast or dessert, paired with your favorite hot drink.