Sunday, January 20, 2013

Strawberry Crepes | A Valentine Breakfast

It's not very often that I make a special occasion breakfast. It's funny though because breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and if I could choose what meal to go out to eat for it would be breakfast, hands down. I love it all! Pancakes, French toast, omelets, hash browns, even Cream of Wheat. But if I'm going for a more elegant breakfast, I go with crepes.
Crepes will always hold a special place in my heart. My hubby made me crepes on the day he proposed (and by made, I mean his sister made them and he brought them to me in bed. We were staying at his sister's house in Florida). It was the perfect start to one of the most magical days of my life. Crepes will always hold a romantic connotation in my head so they are perfect for Valentine's day.
This recipe is so versatile. You can interchange any berry for the strawberries. Raspberries would be fantastic. You can use the cream and do bananas and cream crepes. Or apple pie filling and the cream. It's a lot of fun! You can also make the components all the night before and just put the crepes together in the morning. I would probably still make the crepes fresh in the morning.

Strawberry Crepes

 For the Strawberry Sauce
1 qt strawberries (sliced)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Add all ingredients to a saucepan. Cook over low heat. Use a potato masher to break up the fruit. Cook until the liquid thickens. Add additional water a tablespoon at a time if necessary. 

For the Cream Filling
1 lb (2 packages) cream cheese at room temperature (could use strawberry or regular)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream

In a mixer, whip cream cheese and sugar until soft and there are no lumps. Add vanilla and cream and whip until smooth.
For the Crepes
 2 eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
2 Tbsp melted butter

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. (At this point it's actually best to refrigerate the batter and let it rest for about an hour to get all the bubbles out but I rarely do that and they turn out fine.) To make the crepes heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. The amount of batter you use for each crepe will depend on the size of the pan so I just pour it in and swirl it around so it gets to all the edges. Cook just until set and then flip and cook for a minute or so more. 

For Each Finished Crepe
1 crepe
Cream filling
Quartered Strawberries
Strawberry sauce
Whipped cream

To assemble each crepe, spoon on some of the cream filling, top with quartered strawberries and sauce. Roll crepes and top with more fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

I serve two crepes per person. Depending on the size and amount of filling in the crepes you will probably have extra creme and sauce. You can always save that for more crepes but I actually whipped some brown sugar into my cream and made a great caramel dip for apples. The extra whipped cream and strawberry sauce are great on pancakes or waffles.   

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  1. These look incredible!! I love strawberries more than anything.. and with crepes.. yum!!

  2. Yummy, they looks so delicious, wonderful valentines treat!!! Thank you so much for sharing and have a lovely day!

  3. Those look so delicious! And I agree with you--breakfast is my favorite meal to go out for!

  4. Hey, I'm your newest follower! Found you through the blog hop! Wow, they look so yummy! Might just prepare this for the boyfriend on V-day!

    Follow back?


  5. Those look amazing!!! I bet my family would love it if i made those. Pinning it right now!

    I'm your newest follower from the GFC blog hop

  6. Your strawberry crepes look amazing! Our families will love these! Can't wait to try them.
    -The Six Sisters

  7. These look wonderful! Thanks for sharing :) Pinning!
    -Brenda @

  8. I love crepes! My mother use to make them for us on special occasions when we were kids. I found you at the Inspired Creations Party and I’ve become your newest follower. I’m also hosting a party this week and I would love for you to come by and share this at my party - Fluster’s Creative Muster.

    Hugs and Smiles,

    @ Fluster Buster

  9. so yummy! Would love for you to share this at my party...

  10. these look amazing. I'm co-hosting at The Busy Bee's blog hop. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  11. I have never made crepes before but I hope to now thanks to your recipe! I pinned it! They look delicious! Julia @

  12. Hi there! I featured you today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and check it out:>

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

    1. Wow! Thanks for the feature! I sure appreciate it!

  13. These look amazing! One of my personal Facebook friends and fans on my PIPD Facebook page has come over here to check these out and she posted about how great these look! I just had to come back over for myself and see the how to! Yum! Thank you again for linking up at Party In Polka Dots!


  14. I found you from the Strut Your Stuff link up. Your crepes look delicious and perfect for Valentine’s. I just started a new Saturday Spotlight Linky Party on my blog this week, and would love to have you stop by and share!

  15. We love crepes at our house and especially for breakfast! Yum!
    I'd love for you to come and join in over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.

  16. These look so tasty! I would love to make these!
    I just started a new link party and would love if you would come on over and share your post or social media sites.


  17. I'm a new follower--can't help it, these look amazing! Can't wait to see what more you have.


  18. these look so yummy come see what I shared at

  19. Those are gorgeous! I'm a new follower as well. Thank you for the beautiful & yummy recipe :)

    If you don't mind I wanted to invite you to come link up at Recipe Sharing Monday and share your favorite recipes. Have a super week. :)

  20. Oh my ... I would like some please!
    Looks amazing!
    Thanks for sharing - have a blessed week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  21. Those look so yummy! Wow!! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. I am going to be featuring these at tonights link party! Wahoo!

  22. Hi, delicious breakfast .....thanks for sharing.

    Breakfast Warwick Qld.

  23. Saw your feature. Congrats, but I can see why, these look scrumptous. New follower from
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  24. Thanks so much for sharing this yummy treat – they look fantastic! I've featured it on this weeks Saturday Spotlight – come on by & check it out. :)

  25. I can only hope something so delicious awaits me when I wake up on the 14th!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)

  26. Love crepes and strawberries. Looking forward to making this when I can get some good strawberries. Thanks for linking up at Chef's Day Off on