Crepes with Strawberries and Cream

Delicious, Filling and Easy to Make…

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9324

Today we had lots of rain in the evening. I love rain because the car gets a natural wash, and that means I don’t have to schedule a car wash. Funny reason to love rain. What about you? do you love or hate rain?

I stumbled upon this blog where someone actually listed 20 reasons why she hates rain. Some of the reasons were valid like: people driving carelessly and causing accidents, or the rain eroding the paved roads and causing huge ugly potholes or the rain making everything wet and slippery. But one of the reasons was really out of place: “I hate rain because it hides the sun” hides the sun????

And then I came across this reason that absolutely contradicts my reason for loving rain: “I hate rain because thousands of people have to wash their cars, the following day.” Then I went oops! I guess it depends on where you live, whether the roads are paved or not, and whether the rain comes down in gentle trickles (like it does here) or in gusting torrents. Okay so no more ‘rain talk’.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9328I hope you all had a wonderful week. My week wascomme ci comme ça’ nothing good or bad to celebrate or whine about. I think that’s a good sign. I ‘met’ a lot of wonderful people on the WordPress platform. I love meeting and talking to people. I’ll soon introduce them to you, when I cook or bake from their blogs. I also got one of my friends to do a guest post. Next week I shall be sharing this as well.Today I want to share with you a simple recipe for Crepes. Yes, plain old crepes, but I love them, with a passion.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9330This is what I had for breakfast on Sunday. It was wickedly delicious and fattening, but I enjoyed it anyway and ate every morsel on my plate. I’m planning to repeat the same very soon. Now for the recipe….Ingredients

  • 125g (1 cup, 4½oz) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 300ml (10 fl oz) milk
  • 1 cup 35% cream (whipping Cream)
  • 1-2 tablespoons icing (confectioners) sugar (optional)
  • 1 punnet, strawberries

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9254Please always remember to assemble all ingredients, before you start cooking.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9256Sift the flour and salt into a bowl

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9258Make a well in the centre of the flour.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9260Combine the milk and lightly beaten egg in a jug.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9264Gradually gradually whisk in the combined egg and milk until the batter is smooth. do not over mix, otherwise the crepes will be tough and leathery.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9266This is what the batter should look like.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9269Cover it, and set aside for 30 minutes.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9275Add two drops of oil to the pan (skillet) and using a silicon brush, spread the oil evenly and lightly. Do not over grease.

Crepe with strawberries & cream_9289Pour some batter into to the pan (skillet), swirl to thinly cover the base, pour off excess. Cook for about 20 seconds until the edges just begin to curl.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9291Turn over and lightly brown on the other side.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9294Transfer to a plate lined with absorbent paper and keep warm. Cook the remaining batter, greasing the pan lightly using a drop of oil and spreading evenly with a silicon brush.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9297Whip some cream until soft peaks form, mix whipped cream with some strawberries or your favourite fruit. Spread on the crepe. If you want it sweeter add some confectioners sugar (icing sugar) to the whipped cream.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9300Fold the crepes into quarters.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9309Drizzle the crepes with your favourite syrup and serve.

Crepe with Strawberries & Cream_9334_2These crepes are delicious, served for breakfast or dessert.

Crepes with Strawberries and Cream

Preparation time: 10 minutes + 30 minutes standing time; Total cooking time: 20 minutes; Makes: about 15 crepes, depending on size

Ingredients:

  • 125g (1 cup, 4½oz) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 300ml (10 fl oz) milk
  • 1 cup 35% cream (whipping Cream)
  • 1-2 tablespoons icing (confectioners) sugar (optional)
  • 1 punnet, strawberries

Instructions

  1. Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Combine slightly beaten egg with milk and then gradually whisk in the combined egg and milk until the batter is smooth- do not over mix otherwise you will end up with tough crepes. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a jug, for easier pouring. Add two drops of oil to the pan (skillet) and using a silicon brush, spread the oil evenly and lightly. Do not over grease.
  3. Pour some batter into to the pan (skillet), swirl to thinly cover the base, pour off excess. Cook for about 20 seconds until the edges just begin to curl. Turn over and lightly brown on the other side. Transfer to a plate lined with absorbent paper and keep warm. Cook the remaining batter, greasing the pan lightly using a drop of oil and spreading evenly with a silicon brush.
  4. Whip some cream until soft peaks form (you can add sugar if you want), mix the whipped cream with some strawberries or your favourite fruit. Spread on the crepe and fold over into quarters. Repeat with the remaining crepes.
  5. Drizzle the pancakes with your favourite syrup: maple, honey, or whatever you like best. Serve…
  6. **I weigh the flour, I do not use cup measures as the weight of a cup of flour tends to vary based on publication and individual interpretation, (from 125g to 130g to 155g per cup).

Points to note:

  • I always weigh ingredients, especially the flour and butter. You can use cup measures, but please note if you scoop flour directly from the bag you will end up with 150-185 g of flour instead of the recommended 125g. I suggest you spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. You can also sift the flour first then scoop. My advice: please buy a weighing scale.

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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  1. Crepes are very “in” right now in my cousin’s school. Sher and her classmates love them so much. I’m gonna make some of these for her. 😀
    Thank you for sharing the recipe, Liz!

    1. Hi there Hari,
      Ha ha I love crepes too Hari. They are so easy to flip and you can always fill the with so many different ingredients, the ideas are endless. Thanks for reminding me about crepes, because I need to post more recipes with savoury fillings. I hope your cousin will enjoy the crepes. Thanks, Hari, and have a lovely evening.
      Liz

      1. Savory crepes! Oh, I LOVE it! 😀
        I once ate one filled with smoked ham and chicken floss. I did not know how they made it but the chicken floss was kinda moist and good.

        1. Hi Hari,
          That must have tasted damn good. I should try and make some crepes with savoury feelings soon. Thanks and enjoy your week!
          Liz

    1. They taste amazing, maybe you could use some ‘nut cream’ since I saw some nut milk in your blog. Does it exist anyway? Thanks for visiting my blog and for your compliments. Have a lovely week!

        1. Please give it a go and let me know if you succeed. I have some vegan friends who might like it. Thanks and enjoy your vacation and have fun!!!

  2. Hi liz…….i have been browsing some of your recipies,they do sound and look delicious. But you use all purpose flour mainly. Why dont you try replacing it with wholemeal flours and other healthy options.

    1. Dear ummfathima,
      Most of the recipes I have posted so far are better made with all-purpose flour and so I use it. Where a recipe is better made with wholemeal I shall also use it. I try not to assume the blog is my kitchen (when in my kitchen I play around with ingredients the way I want). And I have always said in my posts that everyone should be free to substitute ingredients as they deem fit for their palate, mood and beliefs. My purpose of starting this blog is basically to inspire people to cook, not necessarily using my recipes, as long as they are cooking. I don’t want to use this blog as a platform to tell them what to eat or how to eat it. I just want to inspire people to cook. Frankly speaking, “I am not a healthy options advocate” I don’t want to advocate for anything, I prefer to remain neutral. I hope that answers your question. Thanks so much for being here and for joining the conversation. I hope to see you more often. Have a pleasant day and a fantastic week.

    1. They also taste amazing, really worth trying out. Thank you for stopping by and for joining the conversation. Hope to see you again in future. Have a pleasant day!

  3. OK, I’m in the office right now and it’s that time of the afternoon where my blood sugar is lowering and my sweet tooth is getting the best of me. These look amazing!!! Again, I’m drooling over here. Lovely photos! Crepes have always been one of my favorite things to eat. They are fattening but oh-so-good!

    1. Thanks again for your compliments, and the drooling, I love crepes, yes they fattening, but I still eat them, I just try to control the portions. I look forward to seeing you again. Take care!!

    1. Thank you. I have just been to tour the Tiny White Cottage, it’s fresh and inviting and thats what matters. I look forward to learning some cooking from Seattle, how exciting! Hope to see you again, and do have a pleasant weekend!!!

        1. Thanks for coming back to check the note you left behind. I also look forward to your posts. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Hi Kouzouna,
      is the win a tee-shirt also open to North America? I would love a tee-shirt from your blog. Thank you for your constant support. Hope to see you again soon….

        1. I must go to your blog and read the conditions for entry..maybe I might just win myself a teeshirt. Thank you and hope to see you again!

        2. Thank you Liz. You should and you have a good chance to win. We should collaborate and help each other grow on wordpress. Let me know if you would like to do that. 🙂 Cheers-

        3. Thanks. Networking is very important. I’ll see if I can send an entry. Have a good weekend. Cheers!

    1. And taste delicious too, I wish there was an electronic system for sending food across the internet, I would have clicked a button right now. Thanks you so much for your support and visits here. I really appreciate and always look forward to seeing your Gravatar. Have a pleasant week.

    1. That makes the two of us then, I adore crepes. Enjoy the crepes if you do make them and the rest of your weekend. I look forward to receiving posts from your blog.

  4. Trying these tomorrow! Crepes are my favorite. And I love the rain… we get monsoon season in Arizona so in the summer it will rain for about an hour every afternoon. I can’t get enough!

    1. I love visitors and to know that you are all the way from Arizona, how exciting!! I’m glad you love rain, but rain every afternoon, wow that lots of rain, I bet it stops and everything goes back to normal? I love your attitude. You have just made my day because I just read your about page and its very encouraging. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the crepes if you do make them. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Liz, we must be soul mates 🙂 I also made crepes recently… I will also post the recipe. When I go through your blog I find lots of stuff which I also made not long time ago. We have the same taste 😀 I am looking forward to your new posts. I have now so many photos for new post, but not so much time to write it. Our babygirl is getting new teeth and our big daughter was this week sick. Lets hope there will be more time next week. Take care, Pavla.

    1. Hi Pavla, I am so happy to see you after such a long time. I’m so glad we have the same taste, that’s a very good sign. I’m also happy that you have progressed and taken so many photos for new posts. Just take your time, don’t worry too much about posting, the baby comes first. I’m so excited that she is teething. Soon she will start biting everything and laughing when she knows it’s painful. It reminds me of the good old days when my kids were growing, now the last one is twelve. I can’t believe it. Sorry about the big girl being sick, my older daughter (14) was also sick a week ago and was on medication for 10 days, but now she is as fit as a fiddle. Children always get little bouts of sickness, but it always passes. Just write a little at a time, when you have time. I look forward to your crepes and to your posts too. Have a wonderful weekend and take care…XOXO to the kids, and regards to the better half.

  6. I love the rain, it calms me, the pitter patter of it anyways, and after the rain stops there’s usually a rainbow to look forward to. Your crepes looks so delicious ! Anything with cream and strawberries is a definite yum for me 🙂

    1. Its so good to have you visiting. i have missed you. I’m like you, the sound of the rain falling lulls me to sleep. We really loved rain when we were young, we could splish and splash in the rain, and make our mum angry but most of all we slept well, if it rained at night. Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate!!!

      1. I wish it rained right now, it’s way too hot at night to fall asleep lately. Hope you’ll have an awesome weekend!

  7. Liz, these look amazing! My grandmother always makes crepes for us, savory and sweet, but sweet ones are definitely my favorite. Ill have to ask her if she can make ones with this filling!

    1. Lucky you, you have a grandma who makes pancakes, so sweet of her. Grandma recipes are always the best..tried and tested for years. I’m still dreaming about that barbecue chicken I saw on your blog, it looked so delicious. We are soon putting out our garden chairs and then you guessed right, barbecue begins…

    1. Hi nice to see you…the house on the lake is etched in my memory. I’m glad to know everybody will be whisking out their tools to make crepes. That’s the whole point of blogging. To show you pictures that will remind you to cook something you’ve neglected for long. Enjoy your day!

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