Dec 29, 2012

Nutella & Strawberry Crepes


During my Junior year of college, I was lucky enough to spend a month studying abroad in Europe. England, France, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany...Oh how I'd loved to go back, and fully intend to for my husband and I's overdue honeymoon in 2013! During my travels, I discovered my deep love for crêpes. Sweet crêpes, savory crêpes, fruit filled crêpes, and breakfast crêpes...delicious! When I returned to the states, I missed them terribly. Much to my surprise, one of my roommates knew how to make them...salvation! I of course took note of the recipe and tweaked it to my liking. Basic crêpe recipes are all pretty much the same, you really can't go wrong!

Sweet Crêpes
2 large eggs
3 tbsp melted unsalted butter
3/4 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup white flour
3 tbsp white sugar
a few dashes cinnamon

Toppings & Filling
Nutella
fresh strawberries
powdered sugar

In a medium sized bowl, combine eggs, melted butter, milk, water, flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Whisk together until well combined and flour lumps are smooth. Refrigerate the mixture for about 30 minutes to allow bubbles to settle.


Preheat a medium frying pan over medium heat. When your mixture has settled, transfer it to a measuring cup. Should be almost 2 cups worth of batter. VERY IMPORTANT: Spray your pan EACH time before you pour a new crêpe, it will stick otherwise. Once your pan is hot and you have sprayed your pan with cooking spray, pour a small amount of batter into the pan. Immediately roll the pan in a circular motion to thin out the crêpe, keeping a circle shape as much as possible. Crêpes should be very thin, not thick like a pancake. Cook your crêpe for about a minute to a minute and twenty seconds and then flip. The crêpe should be a light golden brown before flipping, if not, give it a little more time until it is. Once flipped, cook for another minute and then transfer to a plate. Repeat the process until you run out of batter, spraying the pan each time before pouring a new crêpe. If your first crêpe tears, don't worry. It may take you one or two tries before you get the hang of it. Heck, I normally have one or two scrap crêpes before I get it right!


Allow your crêpes to cool before spreading your Nutella, otherwise it with be very runny and messy! Spread a thin layer of Nutella on each crêpe, add a few diced strawberries, and roll up like a burrito. Once rolled, top with another thin layer of Nutella, diced strawberries, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Enjoy!



23 comments :

  1. I WILL be making this! Thanks for the goodness!

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  2. This recipe looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    Jody

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. OMG - looks so delicious! I am pinning it, and am going to make it this week! Now, that's a great way to start the new year!

    Doreen
    http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  4. Those look delicious, Audra. Thanks for sharing this recipe. :)

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  5. Looks awesome! I want to go back to Europe! That trip was a blast!

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    1. Me too girl! It was a trip of a lifetime!

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  6. We have a mall down here that has a place that only makes crepes...One of my favorites! I just told my hubby I wanted a crepe and then I click on your blog. Oh YUM!!!! I need to make my own.

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    1. How funny! You should definitely make them, they're so easy to make!

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  7. I guess I'm going to have to break down and buy some Nutella!!

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    1. Oh you have to!! Nutella is amaazziinngg!

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  8. OH MY YUM! These things look amazing!! I'm RUNNING to the store and making these ASAP! Thanks for sharing!


    Lots of Love,

    The NB
    http://nuttybrunettelove.blogspot.com/

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  9. This looks so yummy!!!! Happy New Year's

    Vanessa

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  10. I spent a semester in England. I fell in love with Nutella, and had crepes for the first time as well! I have never tried to make them! Until now that is!!

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  11. Looks so yummy,love these :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays ...

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    1. Featuring these amazing crepes this week :) so yummy ...

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  12. That looks so good. My buddies would love it:)

    Hopping by and following your twitter, FB, IG and Pinterest.

    Blogging @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

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  13. Love crepes. Especially the savory buckwheat crepes. I lived in Brittany for four year, so I have had my share! Your crepes look fantastic! I should really make them for my French (everyone was born there except me) family! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Karen

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  14. Ahhh... these look amazing! I'm not sure whether to love or hate Pinterest for introducing me to Nutella... it's definitely my newest weakness.

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  15. Making these tonight. The kids insisted we make these.

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