Saturday, October 1, 2011

Crepes with Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Ah, Crepes. Delicious, yet frustrating. Crepes happen to be one of my husband’s favorite desserts, but I just can’t seem to cook them right! I always have to enlist the help of my hubby, because he is WAY better at it than I am. However, when we get together to make these, they come out tasty and warm and sweet and yummy.  I’ll tell you now, this recipe takes about an hour and 20 minutes, so get them started before you make dinner, or lunch, or about an hour before you anticipate wanting a sweet snack. You can also make the crepe batter up to 48 hours in advance and keep it in the fridge, just so you know.

Crepes with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
Recipe from Alton Brown
2 Large Eggs
¾ Cup Milk
½ Cup Water
1 Cup Flour
3 Tbps melted Butter
Ready for how easy this is in the beginning? Pour everything into a blender
Pulse it for about 10 seconds
Stick the batter, in the blender, in the fridge for about an hour (or up to 48 hours). See, EASY!
In the meantime, grab a carton of strawberries, rinse them off, and then chop the tops off and quarter them.
Dump all your cut-up strawberries into a small bowl and then throw in 1-2 Tbps of regular white sugar
Mix it up, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and stick the bowl in the fridge. We’re going to let them macerate in there and get all sweet and juicy. You can also follow those same steps, but just leave the strawberries on the counter for at least 15 minutes.
Next, we're going to make whipped cream! Get rid of that tub or spray stuff that you have in your fridge. This tastes WAY better! All you need is:
1 Cup of whipping cream ( a half pint=1 cup, so get the half pint and save yourself a measuring cup to wash)
2 Tbps Sugar
1/2 tsp PURE Vanilla
Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl.
Now, if you're like me and you don't want to feel guilty about eating this whipped cream, grab a whisk and whip this up by hand. Warning, your arm might be burning when you are done. If you aren't crazy, then use an electric beater.
 You should be able to tell when it's done and ready to go. This is too liquidy.
 This is just perfect. Mmmmmm. Taste it. Seriously. It's SO GOOD
Now you're ready to make the Crepes. This is the part I fail at every time. I even watch my husband doing it, and I still fail. They always break on me. Oh well. If Brad can do it, you can too! Heat up a skillet on about medium heat and coat it with either butter or non-stick cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 Cup of the batter into your pan and swirl it around into a big circle.
After about 30 seconds, flip it over and cook the other side for 10-15 seconds.
 When you're all done making the crepes, top them with strawberries and whipped cream
We like to just fold them in half and eat them, but you can roll them up or do whatever. It will still taste the same. Sometimes, if i'm feeling extra crazy, i'll fold over my crepe and top it with even more whipped cream and some of the juice from the macerated strawberries. Yes! 

 One thing about crepes is that they are VERY versatile. You can make them with chocolate, Nutella, peanut butter, bananas, raspberries, ice cream, or whatever else your mind can come up with! Enjoy!

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