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Catholic Recipe: Strawberry Cream Crepes

    INGREDIENTS

    Basic Crepe Recipe
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 egg Strawberry Filling
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 14 ounce ca sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream — whipped
  • 8 dessert crepes
  • 8 whole strawberries to garnish
  • Details

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: n/a
  • Origin: France

"Pancakes are traditionally served on Candlemas and Shrove Tuesday, to celebrate renewal, family life, and hopes for good fortune and happiness in the future. It is customary in France to touch the handle of the frying pan, and make a wish while the pancake is turned, holding a coin in the hand..." (Larousse Gastronomique, Jenifer Harvey Lang, New American Edition [Crown Publishers: New York] 1989 (p. 332)

DIRECTIONS

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in bowl. Beat eggs, milk, water and vanilla together. Add to remaining ingredients. Beat mixture lightly; ignore lumps. Heat oil until almost smokey in skillet. Pour small quantity of batter in and rotate pan so batter spreads evenly. Cook until light brown; turn and brown other side.

Sprinkle sliced strawberries with sugar; set aside. Beat milk with lemon juice until thick. Fold in strawberries and whipped cream. Divide among crepes; fold. Garnish with additional whipped cream and a strawberry centered on the cream.

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