Crepes

Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

The initial thought of a crepe might bring about a mental image of sugar, chocolate, with a side of fruit. But it is important to say that not all crepes are bad for you! Indulge in our top 5 healthy crepe ideas which not only keep you full, but are so quick and easy to create.

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Peanut butter and banana crepes

Stick to a slightly more conventional crepe which involves none other than banana and peanut butter. Use just one tablespoon of peanut butter for a savoury taste and why not add some honey to make it extra sweet?

5 Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

Apple and cinnamon crepes

What’s better than a delicious rolled apple crepe? To keep with the soft consistency of the batter, gently grill the apple for 5-10 minutes, then sprinkle some cinnamon over the top before serving.

5 Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

Strawberry fig crepes

Perfect if you have a few fruits around the kitchen which are too ripe to eat on their own. Mash together the strawberry and fig into a soft puree, then smooth over the inside of a crepe. That’s it, so easy!

5 Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

Pear French crepes

Take that traditional French recipe and serve with a generous side of pear. Simply mash half of a ripe pear, then season with cinnamon for a taste sensation. Hold the cream if you’re watching your weight – it isn’t necessary for this recipe.

5 Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

Lemon and raspberry crepes

Finally, one of our all-time favourites: the lemon and raspberry crepe. It might seem like a weird combination, but the result is a perfect fusion of sweet and sour without any nasty additives.

5 Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

Which crepe would you try? We’re still very much sold on number 1…

Images via Foodie Fiasco, Julia’s Album, Crepini, Pinlavie, Diethood

March 20, 2015

Delicious Summer Fruit Crepes Recipe

Nothing screams summer more than delicious seasonal fruits for dessert every evening (if you have an enormous sweet tooth!).

A fruit crêpe is the ideal treat after a long afternoon of swimming at the beach, followed by a delicious summer barbecue with friends and family. This recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare and tastes amazing paired with a cocktail or sweet tea.

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Ingredients

1 cup flour

300ml full cream milk

1 egg

20g butter (softened)

1 cup of your favourite summer fruits

2 tbsp jam

Method

  1. Combine the jam and summer fruits into a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally to allow everything to mesh together. Remove and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, egg and milk. Whisk together until smooth before adding the melted butter.
  3. Add a little olive oil into a frying pan, and transfer one ladle of batter. Cook until each side is golden brown before flipping to the other side. This recipe will make about four large-sized crêpes, but you can always decrease the serving size to make more.
  4. Serve each crêpe (either rolled up or laid flat) with the jam and summer fruits garnished over the top. Add some powdered sugar, chocolate or whipped cream for extra flavour.

Image via Alexandrea Hickey

January 28, 2015

Ham and Egg Crepe Recipe

There is no denying that eggs make the perfect breakfast recipe; packed with protein, and so quick and easy to prepare.

Create this classic French dish which takes all of 10 minutes to prepare, and add some ripe cherry tomatoes and avocado for some sweet and savoury flavour.

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Ingredients

Crepes

1 cup and 2 tbsp skim milk

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup and 2 tbsp water

2 large eggs

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)

Cooking spray

Filling

8 large eggs

5 ounces black forest ham slices

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

1/4 cup green onion (sliced)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC).
  2. Combine the milk, flour, water, eggs, butter, and salt into a blender.
  3. Warm a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, and add some of the batter.
  4. Cook until the edges begin to dry, then flip and cook for a few more seconds.
  5. Cook the bottom of each egg, then divide over each crepe with a few strips of ham.
  6. Fold the crepe into quarters, then transfer to the tray and sprinkle with cheese. Cook in the oven until the cheese has melted, and the egg yolk has tightened. Garnish with green onions, avocado, and sliced cherry tomatoes.

Image and Recipe via FestFoods

January 14, 2015

No-Bake Nutella Sushi Rolls Recipe

Looking for a way to indulge after a long and stressful week at work? This delicious Nutella recipe is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth, and offers a modern twist to a classic recipe. Made with fresh banana and crepes, simply roll-up and enjoy as an occasional treat.

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 leftover room temperature crepes

2 ripe bananas

Nutella

Instructions

  1. Lay the crepe on a flat surface and spread a generous amount of Nutella in the centre. Leave a small border around the outer corners.
  2. Peel and chop a banana, then place it on the top of the crepe. Roll it up and secure it well.
  3. Cut the roll in half with a short knife, or your own preferred size. Serve with chopsticks!

Image and Recipe via Laura Fuentes 

August 12, 2014