Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Crepes with Strawberries and Nutella

We love crepes! These have been a fun Sunday dinner, Conference Morning Breakfast, Birthday name it and we can find a reason to make crepes and fill them with yummy Strawberries and Nutella and then top them with Whip Cream and a chocolate drizzle. Oh my so so yummy.

We have also come to love them filled with savory things...ham and cheese, turkey and cheese. I don't think that there is anything we wouldn't like wrapped in a crepe.

Here is how...

Add to Blender -

4 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1 cup flour
pinch salt

Blend until smooth...Let sit or not...we"ve done it both ways. If you do let it sit- refrigerate and blend again when you are ready to cook.

I use a small nonstick calphalon pan. Heat pan on medium heat and then pour batter and swirl the pan to make thin crepes. I don't measure the batter, I just pour and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. When the edges are set and you can lift with a spatula, flip them over this takes maybe 30 seconds.
These cook REALLY fast! Cook on the other side 5-10 seconds and done!

Then fill them with whatever your heart desires. We use Nutella then add whip cream, fold or roll, then top with strawberries and more whip cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

If we are also doing savory crepes, we have deli meat and cheeses, we make pesto mayonnaise (mayonnaise and pesto stirred together to taste) and roll together. I skip the sugar and vanilla in the crepe batter when we do savory.

I have found this recipe halves and doubles really well...we've done both depending on the amount of people we are serving.

Here is the link to the original post where I found this amazing recipe. We've made the cream cheese mixture too and we love it as well...we don't do it every time, it's rich!!

This isn't the best picture, the next time I make them then I'll take a better picture, but...

Mouth watering???

Monday, January 20, 2014

Baking Bread

I love to bake, and bread is just about the best thing ever in my book. My mom told me why the other day. She was telling me that when I was small I didn't like to eat - hard to believe now- but, she was talking to the Dr. about it and he told her to put little pieces of buttered bread where I played and when I got hungry I would eat. Apparently it worked, and really, there is nothing I like better than a good piece of bread or roll with butter. Now I know why I have this love and fascination with bread.

I have tried lots and lots of recipes and I found this one and it has become a favorite of mine, because it is so easy. I do take a couple of the cups of white flour out and add my whole wheat flour that I grind at home. Delish!!

I do have a Bosch that makes bread making so much easier, but I think the KitchenAid would work just as well. I have used it for Cinnamon rolls, Cinnamon swirl bread, Rolls. Seriously really good and easy.

Make Cinnamon Swirl bread and make French toast with Butter Syrup. . . Oh My Deliciousness!! Really, go do it. . . NOW!