For those of you who enjoy eating, let me start by providing reassurance, as this recipe is perfect for you. For those of you who enjoy eating, but deny your talents in cooking, this post is also for you!
To be honest, I have very little experience with cooking. In fact, I still have difficulty cooking rice with the assistance of a rice cooker. Does anyone here agree that it is very hard to get the water level right!? For several months, my parents didn’t allow me to touch the rice cooker in the household. They came up with a “look, don’t touch” rule that only applied to me. Although my parents’ negativity discouraged me from making food, it wasn’t until I met my friend Mark that I began to explore my cooking potential.
Mark is a food enthusiast, and has won awards in his cooking competitions. As a chef at Cactus Club, and a student studying culinary arts, Mark has taught me a lot about food. The most important thing he told me is that anyone can cook. At first, I laughed this off, because how was he going to teach a girl who eats instant noodles and microwaves Michelina’s, how to cook a meal? But, I really took in his words, and I applied them.
Today, I am here to share with you a crepe recipe. This is the first recipe I made with Mark, and it turned out great! We are using all fresh fruits here, ladies n’ gents’. If you are making this in the winter and fresh fruits are not available to you, frozen fruits will work just fine. Please thaw them before trying this recipe! You are what you eat, so why not eat well?!
Fruitilicious Summer Crepes
BATTER [yields 6]
1 Cup Flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon or 15 mL vanilla extract
2 cups of milk
1.) Measure the dry ingredients, and sift into a large mixing bowl. Mix the dry ingredients well using a fork.
2.) Measure the wet ingredients and mix well in a separate bowl.
3.) Mix the wet and dry ingredients by slowly adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, while whisking mixture.
4.) Mix until you reach a smooth texture
5.) Let the mixture rest in the fridge for 15- 20 minutes.
6.) Remove from fridge.
7.) Using a non-stick pack, lightly grease pan with low-fat butter.
8.) Using moderate heat, pour the mixture into one corner of the pan, slowly swirling the pan from 9:00 – 6:00, and shake the pan to distribute the pan evenly.
9.) Cook for approximately 2.5 minutes. Scrape the sides with a metal spatula. Flip when corner begins to peel from pan.
10.) Cook the side for an additional 1 minute
Ready to Serve.
1 cup whipping cream
50 mL icing sugar
15 mL vanilla extract
1.) Whisk all the ingredients together until stiff peaks are present
SWEET SYRUP [Fruit Dip]
125 mL water
3 teaspoons of sugar
Squeeze of lemon
Desired berry (we used strawberries)
1.) Bring the syrup to a simmer for three to four minutes.
2.) Remove from heat and cool for five minutes.
3.) Toss in desired berries
FRUIT SAUCE (Optional)
150 mL Water
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup desired fruit
1.) Simmer for 5 minutes
2.) Blend in a blender
3.) Strain off
4.) Drizzle onto the crepe
Now that we have prepared everything, it’s time to get started on crepe making!
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Oh, and 4! (4 steps)
1.) Cover crepe with thin layer of whipping cream.
2.) On one corner of the crepe, add berry mixture.
3.) Fold crepe in half twice.
4.) Garnish with whipping cream, berries (optional: raspberry sauce)
VOILA! Please, let me know what changes you made to this recipe, what your summer plans are, and if you have any home recipes you’d like to share, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
And just because I share everything, here’s a picture of my best friend and I at our graduation last year! Thanks for sharing your passion for food-making with me, Mark! We are friends who share a common passion for food-tasting. 🙂