Friday, July 29, 2011

Fruit-Filled Crepes

I woke up early one weekend morning and made these crepes for our breakfast. Growing up my mom used to make sweet and savory crepes for us. She will add chives and shrimps to the savory ones and sugar and coconut to the sweet ones. I think they are just perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. All you have to do is stuff them up with different type fillings. Since I have a lot of fruits in my fridge I just used them for the filling but you can make them savory too. It can be scramble eggs, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, cheese and etc. This will be great if you are having guest over. Cook all the crepes and serve them alongside bowls of various fillings like jam, nutella, fruits, whipped cream etc... So everyone can choose their own fillings.




Ingredients:
Source: My Kitchen Snippets

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 3/4 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp butter, melted (for brushing the non stick pan)

Filling:

2 cups chopped fruits – strawberries, blueberries, orange, plum, raspberries etc
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar

1. Mix the filling ingredients together and set them to marinate in the fridge for half an hour. Combined all the ingredients except melted butter in a blender and blend until smooth. Set it aside to rest for 15 minutes.
2. Heat up a medium size non-stick pan over medium low heat; brush it with some melted butter. Stir the batter and ladle about 1/4 cup of crepe batter into the pan. Swirl the pan around until you have a thin layer of batter covering the entire bottom.
3. Cook until the underside is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip them over and cook until the other side is brown.
4. Remove and fill them up with fruits or the filling of our choice. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Note: If you are making savory crepes you need to omit the sugar and vanilla.

15 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Yes, mom always make when she has extra coconut milk.
Now u make me miss her :)

Shereen said...

Gert,
Very nice...look so cheery.We love pancakes too but somehow we always eat pancakes not at breakfast time...you know me what...morning and me do not agree...lol.

Cuisine Paradise said...

wowowow your fruity crepes really look awesome!!!! How i wish i can have a set right now :p

Jeannie said...

I love crepes, if only somebody is kind enough to wake up early to make some for me:p that would be awesome!

lena said...

nice presentation! have a good weekend, Gert!

Lyndsey said...

This looks fantastic! I love both sweet and savory crepes and I can't believe I have never made them before. You just pushed me to try it!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

How interesting! I have also been toying with the idea of making crepes lately... Looks so good with all the summer fruits.

My Little Space said...

Errrr... I think my mom doesn't know much about making fancy breakfast. But it's OK, it's time for me to make for them! And yours look terrific.
Happy weekend, dear.
Blessings, Kristy
p/s And then selamat berpuasa to all your Malay friends. It starts on Monday!

Yummy Bakes said...

You are lucky who has a mom who knows how to prepare fanciful breakfast. Your fruity crepes looks very appetising. I wish I can have this on my breakfast table tomorrow...

Anncoo said...

Lovely crepes that can add any fruits with it. I think I'm going to make this tomorrow morning :)

Healthy and Homemade said...

I love crepes, the presentation is wonderful. These look like an ad for Food Network magazine =)

ICook4Fun said...

Wendy, yea my mom too :)

Shereen, I will make some savory ones and we will have it for lunch or dinner. Sweet one is always for breakfast :)

Ellena, thank you. Maybe you can make some for youself :)

Jeannie, as I get older I don't need much sleep so I don't mind waking up early to make breakfast for everyone :)

Lena, thank you.

Lyndsey, thank you. Hope you like this :)

Shirley, yea we love having it with fruits. Carlos had it with jam and bananas :o

ICook4Fun said...

Kristy, no my mom don't make it fancy like this She just add some sugar and coconut to the batter and cook it and we totally enjoyed it. Yea it is time to make for your parents some of this crepes :)

Yummy Bakes, yea my mom cooks really well. She is good at making kuehs too. Looking forward to see your crepes :)

Ann, you can add any type of fillings to it.

Healthy and Homemade, thank you *blushing*

Heidi @ Food Doodles said...

Your crepes look beautiful! We loving having them for special breakfasts. And the fruit filling looks especially good!

Alice Law said...

Ah haa.... hopping from lena's Frozen wings and found this swesome crepe, it really inspired me onthe plating itself, thanks a bundle!^^