Delicious, Filling and Easy to Make…
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’.
I hope you all had a wonderful week. My week was ‘comme 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.
This 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….
Crepes with Strawberries and Cream
Preparation time: 10 minutes + 30 minutes standing time; Cooking time: 20 minutes; Makes: about 15 crepes, depending on size
- 125g (1 cup, 4½oz) all-purpose (plain) flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 300ml (1¼ cups, 10 fl oz) milk
Ingredients for filling
- 1 cup 35% cream (whipping Cream)
- 2 tablespoons icing (confectioners) sugar
- 1 punnet, strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
- Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Set aside.
- Whisk together the egg and milk. Pour into the well and using a wooden spoon or a whisk, gradually draw in the flour into the middle until a smooth batter is formed- do not over mix otherwise you will end up with tough crepes. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.
- Transfer the rested batter into a jug, for easier pouring. Lightly brush a skillet with oil and heat over medium heat. Do not over grease.
- Pour some batter onto the heated skillet and swirl to thinly coat the base. Pour off excess. Cook for about 20 seconds until the edges just begin to curl. Flip over and cook until lightly brown on the other side. Transfer to a plate lined with absorbent paper and keep warm. Cook the remaining crepes.
- Whip the cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Mix the whipped cream with the strawberries. Spread the strawberry mixture on each crepe and fold over into quarters. Repeat with the remaining crepes.
- Serve the crepes warm, and drizzle with maple syrup or honey. ENJOY!
- For cup measures: 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. I use a 240mlAmerican cup.
- Last Updated: March 01, 2019
Step By Step Photos
Please always remember to assemble all ingredients, before you start cooking.
Sift the flour and salt into a bowl
Make a well in the centre of the flour.
Whisk together the milk and egg
Pour the egg-milk mixture to the well and using a whisk or wooden spoon, gradually draw in the flour until a smooth batter is formed. Do not over mix, otherwise the crepes will be tough and leathery.
This is what the batter should look like.
Cover the batter and set aside for 30 minutes.
Lightly brush a skillet with oil and heat over medium heat.
Pour batter into to the pan (skillet), swirl to thinly coat the base, pour off excess. Cook for about 20 seconds until the edges just begin to curl.
flip over and lightly brown on the other side.
Transfer to a plate lined with absorbent paper and keep warm. Cook the remaining batter.
Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Mix the whipped cream the strawberries. Spread the mixture on each crepe.
Fold the crepes into quarters.
Drizzle the crepes with your favourite syrup and serve.
These crepes are delicious, served for breakfast or dessert.
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These look great!
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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!
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.
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.
That must have tasted damn good. I should try and make some crepes with savoury feelings soon. Thanks and enjoy your week!
Despite the fact that I haven’t had dairy for over a year, I don’t know if I could resist these. They look amazing! Beautiful presentation. Celeste 🙂
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!
I could probably veganize these. Maybe I’ll give it a go when I get back from vacation. I hope you have a lovely week too! Celeste 🙂
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!!!
Ahhhhhhhh I love this recipe ! Easy,cheap and delicious…
mmm–The crepes look delicious!
And taste delicious too. Thanks for liking them. Have a lovely week! and thanks for liking the crepes.
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.
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.
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From another blogger who has great fun recipes..thanks LIz.
Another wonderful recipe. I am surely going to make it. A big fan of creeps though the savory ones;). Mushroom spinach and ricotta is my fav… Re blogging it!
Thanks for stopping by, Hope you shall be able to make it. Thanks for the re-blog. Enjoy your weekend!
these look amazing! Might have to try these out 🙂
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!
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!
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!!
What a great blog I have found here. I love all the delightful strawberry recipes. These crepes look amazing!
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!!!
Thank you so much Liz. Your kind comment just made my day! I am really looking forward to reading your very inspiring blog.
Thanks for coming back to check the note you left behind. I also look forward to your posts. Have a wonderful weekend!
Yummy! Great job and awesome recipes.
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….
Hi liz- Of course. It is open internationally. Thank you for the support. Hope to see some great ideas for the youtube channel. Cheers- Have a lovely weekend.
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!
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-
Thanks. Networking is very important. I’ll see if I can send an entry. Have a good weekend. Cheers!
Yes I agree. You as well! Thank you. 🙂
Thanks, for stopping by. Have a great day!
They look so delicious, it’s 11:26 pm and reading this has made me hungry lol
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.
These look soooo good. And I just bought strawberries! Going to try them. thanks!
Enjoy your crepes and thank you for stopping by. I really appreciate!!
Ahhhh crepes….I’ll never say no to one! Ever. 🙂
Oh yes crepes, delicious, same to me, I never say no. Hope you enjoyed your dinner at Superdawg? Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
omg, I love crepes!! I’ll have to try this for sure!
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.
Yeh, that looks real freakin’ good!
Thanks for stopping by…they are damn good. Have a great weekend!!!
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!
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.
Thanks for stopping by and Yum…ing my post. I have bookmarked the Chocolate Flower Pot Cakes, what an intriguing idea!
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.
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.
Looks delectable! Great for weekend breakfasts.
Exactly so you know. I had them in the weekend!!! Have a great weekend.
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 🙂
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!!!
I wish it rained right now, it’s way too hot at night to fall asleep lately. Hope you’ll have an awesome weekend!
My mouth is watering looking at these, they look excellent.
I would say they taste excellent. Saw the Caesar salad, was that Bacon? and eggs, must have tasted good!
The eggs were actually a bit bland. I shall put your crepes on my ‘to do’ list. I don’t do sweet very often but they definitely look worth a try.
Bland eggs taste bad, but I think overall, you enjoyed the salad, and that’s good. Enjoy your weekend!
You too, it’s always good to chat. Take care.
Take care too…
A weekend is not complete unless I have had pancakes!!! And these look wickedly fabulous!
They were soo delicious. I’m always so happy to see you. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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!
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…
I can’t wait to try these.
If you do, give me a shout. Have a great day!
Yum…they look delicious! I always forget about making crepes… Now they’re on my to do list!
Yum…what a treat! They look delicious. I always forget about making crepes… Now they’re on my to do list!!
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!
These look delish!
Thanks for stopping by, I have missed your posts…hope you’ll be back soon? Have a great day.
Haven’t made crepes in ages – you’ve provided great inspiration! Those look absolutely scrumptious!
Thanks for stopping by. I’m always so happy to see, you. When I see you fresh food comes to my mind. Hope you enjoy your crepes!
Those look divine. I must make them!
Thanks. I really enjoyed eating them…they were sooo delicious. Have a pleasant day or is it night like here?