Dessert Crepes Recipe

My mom used to make me crepes with bananas and orange sauce.. and it was just.so.good.

Here’s the crepe recipe she gave me, and I’ve been using like mad lately.


Dessert Crepes

Ingredients
1 cup flour
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons melted butter (some extra for the pan)

I mix all ingredients except the flour, with a hand mixer. Once everything is well blended, I add the flour, gently.

Put in fridge for a couple hours – I usually make the mix the night before and then cook in the morning, or make the mix in the morning and cook up in the evening. The batter usually separates – so when you get ready to cook, just stir it up.

Stack Crepes - layer on paper towel

I have been doubling the batch with no problem.

To make, melt butter in a metal pan (I use stainless steel) and get hot – I have found I start out with my stove on 2-ish, but then have to lower to simmer so I don’t burn them.

I use a metal spatula, but whatever your favorite utensil for the job. ๐Ÿ™‚

I use a big spoon and pour into center of the pan – then lift the pan and gently roll, so the batter spreads and thins out. Let cook until the top looks almost dry and the edges look slightly browned. Flip. Let cook about 20-30 seconds on this side.

Set on a wire cookie rack to cool. I let one cool, as I cook the next, then I stack with paper towels between the layers. The paper towels don’t stick to the crepes. You can also use wax paper. I was out, so just used paper towels and since it didn’t stick and was just so easy, that is what I always use.

I stack them up to cool and then put them in a big baggie in the fridge to eat whenever.

Crepes don’t have to be about fruits or sweets. You can load with scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon; lunch meat (might want to cut back on the sugar). When I really lazy, or all out of fruit, I warm in the microwave with butter, powdered sugar and a bit of cinnamon, roll and eat.

Banana Orange Crepe Filler – it’s soo good.



Blueberry Crisp

Now, I love my apple crisp.. but this blueberry crisp sounds so yummmmy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, I may just have to try it this winter.

Filling:
1 – 16 oz package frozen blueberries
2 TBSP lemon juice
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
2 tsp corn starch

Topping:
2/3 c. quick-cook oats
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
Dash of salt
1/3 c. butter or margarine


Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine blueberries and lemon juice in a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.
Stir brown sugar and corn starch into the blueberries.
Set aside.
Mix oats, flour, brown sugar and salt.
Cut in butter.
Sprinkle mixture over blueberries.
Bake, uncovered, approx 40 minutes or until the topping is browned and the blueberries are bubbly.
Serve warm with ice cream… oooohhh yummmmy!

Homemade Whipped Cream

A homemade sweet whipped cream goes great on cakes, pies, ice cream or even by the spoonful! I love simple recipes and this one fits the bill.

1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whip cream until thick and stiff.

Add sugar and vanilla.

Continue beating until it holds peaks.

Ultra-tasty on our Easy Apple Crisp Recipe. Yummmmmy!

Snickerdoodle Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Icing


To make a snickerdoodle cake add 2 tsp ground cinnamon to a plain white cake mix. Prepare as package directs. (Hey, couldn’t be any easier than that!)

Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

1 c. butter, room temperature
3 3/4 c. confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar), sifted
3 to 4 TBSP milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon

– Blend butter in a large bowl, on low speed until fluffy, approx 30 seconds.
– Add sugar, 3 TBSP milk, and vanilla.
– Blend lightly.
– Add cinnamon.
– Continue mixing until sugar is well incorporated. Increase speed and beat until fluffy.
If the frosting is stiff, add the remaining 1 TBSP of milk.

Or get even easier and add 1tsp to a can of buttercream frosting from the store. ๐Ÿ™‚

Frost cake when cool. Enjoy!

Hot Fudge Sauce


A local restaurant serves a very tasty chocolate cake in small Bundt pans… drizzled heavily with rich, thick hot chocolate sauce and served with a scoop of yummy Hรƒยคagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream.

I’ve wanted to recreate, as best I could, the same very best chocolate cake. When I came across this recipe for Hot Fudge Sauce, I thought I’d better save it, try it, share it (or in some sort of order like that).

1 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. light corn syrup
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

– In a saucepan, combine 1 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup light corn syrup and bring to a boil over medium heat.
– Stir until liquified, approx 2 minutes.
– Remove from heat and whisk in 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
– Serve hot…..

…. or drizzle over your fresh-from-the-oven-chocolate-cake, add a scoop of rich vanilla bean ice cream, :::sprinkle a touch of cocoa powder::: and serve with 2 spoons… doesn’t it sound romantic, on top of being an utterly dreamy delight for the taste buds?

Easy Apple Crisp


Originally uploaded by madaise.

Flavor of fall. Perfect timing, as the apples are ripe and ready to eat. Apple crisp, warm from the oven, with a dollop of homemade whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. ๐Ÿ™‚

The baked apples are yummmy, but the big hit is the sweet, toasted oatmeal topping. Everyone loves the topping!

Ingredients:

Topping:
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. oats (I use quick oats, but rolled oats may be used instead)
butter


Filling:
4-6 Granny Smith Apples (or other crisp, tart apples)
1/4 c. brown sugar

Directions:
– Peel, core and slice apples into thin pieces.
– In a bowl, add cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar to sliced apples and mix well.
– Set aside.
– Mix flour, granulated sugar, and oats together.
– Add 3 tablespoons butter.
– Mash well with fork creating clumps and crumbs.
– Grease bottom of cooking pan. I use a 9″ round cake pan.
– Pour apple mixture into pan.
– Top with crumb mixture.

Bake in oven at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Crumb top will turn golden brown.

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