Berries and Cream Crepes

Crepes are probably one of the fanciest breakfast foods I can think of. Of course you could also serve them for dessert or any other meal really, but I think they feel especially fancy in the morning accompanied by a steaming cup of coffee. Sometimes the weekends call for fancy. These crepes were a perfect reason to stay home and concoct a special dessert-breakfast. They are sweet as hell and filled with a cream cheese mixture and fresh berries and topped with homemade whipped cream. Seriously, does breakfast get better than this? I don’t think so.

Keep in mind, that this crepe recipe can be stuffed with other things too if you’re not feeling particularly sweet. Some ideas would be scrambled eggs with your favorite veggies, caprese salad ingredients, or even peanut butter and jelly. If you’re sweet tooth is calling out more than usual you could also make it even sweeter – hello, Nutella and bananas. However you spin it, crepes are such a versatile ingredient and I can see myself using this recipe again and again. I do want to mention that I found this recipe on https://www.yourhomebasedmom.com. Her blog is so incredibly beautiful and filled with so many great recipes. I wish my post was as pretty as hers, but hey, I’m still here sticking to my resolution so whatevs.

Making crepes can be time consuming and a bit daunting. This was my first time ever making them and I was impressed with how easy they actually were. The most important part is to remember to pay attention closely while you are cooking the crepes to make sure they don’t overcook and to really focus on the swirling of the pan to ensure they are thin when they are done. Otherwise, it’s like making very thin pancakes. I’ve burnt more pancakes than crepes if that tells you anything. Seriously, if you want to impress someone with food, make them crepes. It seems like the most difficult thing in the whole world until you do it and then you feel like a kitchen boss. I’ll be making these again soon. I can already hear the Nutella and bananas calling my name!

Crepes

2 C all-purpose flour

3 eggs, beaten

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

2 C whole milk

1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth. You could also use a blender as the link above suggests. Pour batter in 1/4 cup fulls into a heated non-stick pan. Swirl pan in circles to evenly coat the bottom of the pan and make the crepes thin. Once the bottom is lightly browned, flip over and cook the other side.

Cream Filling

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1 C powdered sugar

4 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Fill crepes with filling and some berries and roll like a burrito.

Whipped Cream

1 C heavy cream

1 Tbsp powdered sugar

Chill a mixing bowl and a whisk for best results. Mix together on high setting until peaks are formed. Careful not to over mix.

Top your crepes with whipped cream and more fresh berries and enjoy!

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