Posts Tagged ‘Crêpes’

Cheese Crepe for One {Grain-Free}

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

I typically start my day with cottage cheese (weird, I know, but true) and then I like porridge or a smoothie post-workout. (I love seeing what other people eat every day! If you’re a little bit of a food voyeur too and you want to check out more of my daily eats, you can see my What I Ate Wednesday posts #1, #2, or #3). I usually think of crepes as a special breakfast that’s saved for rare occasions, both because it’s too hard to make for an ordinary breakfast, and because it’s not healthy enough to be for everyday. (more…)

Vanilla-Ricotta Stuffed Crepes with Orange-Maple-Walnut Syrup {Giveaway}

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

So, honey, I made something and I think it’s really good…do you want to taste it?

I’m not really hungry.  (Not two minutes later, he grabs a bowl of mixed nuts and starts munching away.)

I thought you weren’t hungry? 

I’m not…these are just nuts.  (Lol, really?  I thought nuts were food.  I keep these thoughts to myself.  :) )

I sit down next to him, beautifully plated crepe in hand.  Can you just try a bite?, I say, waving the plate temptingly in front of him so he can smell it as well as see how pretty it is.  He sighs, realizing that sometimes I can be just as stubborn as him.

As I all but plug his nose and stuff the bite into his mouth, he tastes it and admits that it’s delicious. (more…)

Buckwheat Crêpes

Friday, January 6th, 2012

It turns out that if you want a foolproof way to introduce more buckwheat into your diet (or if you’re like me and have a large bag of it in your pantry that you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to use up), crêpes are the way to go. (more…)

Cheese Blintzes

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Blintzes make a perfect weekend brunch.  Imagine this…it’s Saturday morning, you’re slowly waking up to the sunlight streaming in your window and the birds chirping…you get up and brew your coffee (what’s better than the smell of coffee brewing in the morning?) and your stomach starts to growl, leaving you wondering what to eat.  Since it’s a little too late for breakfast (it is Saturday, you’re entitled to sleep in!) and too early for lunch you decide to have brunch.  Luckily, this recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make.

 

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Cheese Blintzes

 

(Yield:  Serves 2:  makes 4 blintzes total, 2 per serving)

 

4 crêpes (store bought or homemade if you’ve got the time)

1 tsp butter (to butter the casserole dish)

 

Filling:

¾ c low-fat cottage cheese (strain out the whey if it’s there’s a lot of liquid; you can see how to do that here)

1 oz Neufchatel cheese

1 egg white

1 tsp honey

½ tsp vanilla

Pinch salt

 

Topping:

1 ½ c frozen berries of your choice

1 TB honey

1 tsp cornstarch (mixed with splash of cold water)

 

Preheat oven to 425F.  Mix all ingredients for the filling.  If you like your cheese very smooth you can process it in a blender or food processor (I didn’t bother doing this step).  Divide the filling evenly between the four crêpes and roll up each one (burrito-style).  Butter a casserole dish and place the crêpes seam-side down in the dish; bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden on top. 

 

Put the berries and honey in a covered pot and heat on medium for ~8 minutes, stirring occasionally (don’t cook the berries down too much, it’s nice to have a few whole berries).  Add the cornstarch and boil for ~2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Turn off the heat and allow the berry sauce to cool slightly. 

 

Top the blintzes with the berry sauce and serve.

 

Note on the Topping:  If you prefer, instead of making your own berry topping you can use your favorite preserves. 

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Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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