Have Your Crepes and Eat Them Too..

Good morning, everyone!

Here is a crepe recipe we love. Eat these for breakfast, brunch, or for dessert.  We are not experts in the pastry and baking department because we are Dutchmen that cannot bake remember? I guess you don’t bake crepes, but anything with pastries we get a little gun-shy.  But this recipe actually turned out for us and was simple! No flop here! Raise your glasses! Cheers! Or, wait, raise your coffee cups,  it’s still morning!

We did not want to tackle our own crepe creating on this lovely morning because it would probably end in a disaster so instead we made up our own cream cheese filling and left the crepes up to Google.  Three cheers for google!  Hip-hip-hooray!

Google answers so many questions you do not want to ask people because you do not want to feel dumb or get “the look” of did you really just ask that question?  It’s easier to just type in the question and then delete your history because you do not want your husband to know you searched that question. But then feel better when someone out in the world searched the same exact thing!

Not going to lie but we do this probably about everyday.  A day you want to hang curtains yourself because you get inpatient.  So you called the husband at work and try to get him to explain how to run the drill. But they always say, “Leave the drill alone until I get home.”  So you take it upon yourself  to ask good friend Google “How to get a drill bit on the drill.”  Ladies, we have all been in this type of situation before! Then you succeed or fail terribly. Okay getting off topic.. back to the delicious crepes. This is a food and beer blog not a blog on operating a drill.

Google led us to Food Network for the crepe recipe. It had good ratings so those recipes are usually safe {usually}. This recipe is safe and has been tested and Spoon and Pint approved.  Our cream cheese filling recipe is posted below!  Now, Shelly, does have a secret family crepe recipe from the motherland, Holland, but that’s under lock and key.  Wah, wah, waaaah.

Grocery List for Crepes
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
Butter, for coating the pan

For full recipe directions for crepes: Click here

Disclaimers:  1)We used 1/4 cup of batter on each crepe.  2)When making the crepes, place them in a moist paper towel after cooking them! Keeps them moist.

Grocery List for Cream Cheese Filling
1 block of softened cream cheese
2 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream {Add more to your liking you do not want too much just enough to make them a good consistency}
1  8oz container of cool whip
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Powdered sugar to taste. We used 5 tablespoons. Add more if you would like a sweeter filling.

Cream Cheese filling directions:
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. We used the whip on the mixer.  Do note, if your cream cheese isn’t room temp, you’ll most likely end up with clumps in your filling.  Nobody likes clumps.

Then….
Smother filling all over on crepe followed by your favorite fresh fruit on top of the filling. We used sliced strawberries soaked in sugar and sliced bananas. We folded like a taco. Put a dollop of filling on top of crepe, place fruit on top of dollop and sprinkle with powdered sugar to make it pretty and enjoy!  On the Scholten side of Shelly’s family, we roll them up like a burrito, fill them with just butter and sugar or butter and white karo syrup or whatever else we can think of — savory or sweet.  Who knew crepes, burritos, and tacos could live together in one sentence!?


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Have a wonderful day! Make these crepes the next chance you get! We promise you will not be disappointed!

With love from our kitchen to yours,
S|S

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