If there’s one thing I’m good at making, it’s crepes. That may sound braggadocious to you, but it’s come only after years of satisfying my son’s cravings.
Crepes are his number one, most favorite breakfast, or lunch, or snack, or dessert. So far, he hasn’t asked for crepes for dinner. If only he knew they make a great dinner… please don’t tell him!
So, anyway, because his cravings can hit at any moment, I’m often forced to make crepes at a moment’s notice.
Thankfully, crepes are not hard to make at all. I think the French name just scares people into thinking that they’re some fancy food that are complicated to make.
Nothing can be further from the truth. It is, in my opinion, one of the easiest and most versatile things you can make.
First of all, crepes call for very few ingredients and they’re all pantry and refrigerator staples. Flour, eggs, milk, and butter – that’s it!
You can add salt and herbs to make savory crepes. Or sugar and cocoa powder to make sweet crepes. Or vary the type of flour and you will get a different texture.
And if you want to impress, you can stack them up and make crepe cakes.
Since Mother’s Day is coming up, I thought maybe I should turn the tables. Maybe my son can return the favor.
He can make me crepes for Mother’s Day. Like these ones.
Served with lots and lots of berries, just so I can pretend they’re a healthy treat.
I’m pretty sure I know what my daughter will make me. Her specialty is Egg in the Basket. Sometimes she makes them on garlic toasts – THE BEST! Hint, hint…
The husband, on the other hand, is another story altogether. When I asked him what he was going to get me for Mother’s Day (because I was afraid of more boxes of chocolate and store-arranged flowers), he said, “Why? You’re not my mother.”
I’ll keep that in mind when Father’s Day comes around. He’s not my father.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1¼ cups whole milk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or browned butter
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup caramel sauce
- 1 cup whipped cream
- Caramel sauce
- Chocolate Sauce
- Mixed berries
- Powdered sugar
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour and milk. Whisk until smooth, then add eggs. Whisk again, breaking up the eggs. Add the rest of the crepe ingredients and whisk to mix everything until batter is smooth.
- Place a non-stick 6-inch pan over medium heat. Add a little melted or browned butter, or spray with non-stick cooking spray. (You don't have to do this for every crepe, maybe every other crepe or even every third crepe.)
- Pour ¼ cup batter and swirl to cover the surface. Cook until the edges just begin to brown, and the top dry, about 45 seconds, then carefully lift an edge and flip the crepe with a spatula.
- Cook the other side for about 10 seconds. Slide the crepe onto a plate. Repeat until you've used up the batter.
- In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and caramel sauce until smooth and fluffy. Fold in whipped cream.
- Spread about 1 or 2 tablespoons of filling on one side of the crepes, fold into quarters.
- Serve with a drizzle of caramel & chocolate sauces and berries. Dust with powdered sugar.
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Beautiful! Happy Mother’s Day to you too. ?
Thanks, Josette! Happy Mother’s Day! Maybe your son can make you crepes, too 😀
Angie, Angie, Angie, you’re obviously not just a pretty face. Those crepes look delicious.
The way to get over the what did you get me is to book a place for a family get together. (By the way, what did you get Mr Angie for last father’s day?) 🙂
I gave him what he wanted, his annual garbage meal at Golden Corral 😀 That’s what he asked! I shouldn’t have said garbage, though. Some things are lovely there, like the chocolate dipped strawberries. You’re not associated with Golden Corral, are you?! If you are, then I was just joking. Obviously 😀
Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook says
Can you believe that haven’t made crepes, Angie? I always buy them whenever I want to eat them. I am afraid I couldn’t make them as pretty as what I see at cafes and like yours. But I trust you when you say it is very easy. I might whip up some for myself on Mother’s Day or anytime after that – I am gonna get some motivation first. Hmm, I think this post is enough to motivate me – and it can healthy, too, when I add some fruits, haha! So yes, I might try making crepes. 😀
They don’t have to be pretty to be delicious, Jhuls. So don’t be afraid. Just do! That’s our new FF motto. Just do! ?
Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook says
Ahhhh! I love that motto!? Happy FF, Angie! Happy Mother’s Day to you!?
Monika Dabrowski says
When I saw the title of your recipe I just had to click through! Looks marvelous! Made me really hungry:)
Thanks, Monika! They’re quite nice, especially with those luscious berries.
Lizet Flores de Bowen says
Hahaha. Same story here!! you are not my mother. But I’ve started to make my own celebrations, and I like it better, because I make what I really want 🙂 So this is what I’m making for my Mother’s Day breakfast! great recipe! Caramel, berries and cream cheese are a great combo!
Happy Mother’s Day Angie!!
?? Too funny these men! I hope you’ll like the crepes. You can use more whipped cream in the filling if you find it too heavy. Happy Mother’s Day, Lizet ?
Judith Graber says
I heard the same thing “I’m not your mother” but Gene sure didn’t mind me organizing a party with the family and getting presents from me as well on Father’s Day! I’m making sausage crepes for a nephew this weekend – now who’s gonna make these yummy crepes for me 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day – I’m sure your two kids won’t forget you!
I have a feeling we’ll end up making them ourselves, Judi, if we really want them. My kids are actually getting more interested in helping in the kitchen. My husband is NOT! He’s notorious for always suggesting we go out to eat ? Happy Mother’s Day to you, too! Sausage crepes sound incredible, btw ?
Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, love crepes!!
My pleasure, Kreso. We love crepes, too, probably too much ?
Barrie Mooney says
ooo! I have caramel sauce right now! These could be made this weekend-yum!
Don’t forget the berries! Or you can substitute with other fruits. Peaches would be nice, too. I hope you’ll like it!
Happy Mother’s Day! These crepes are beautiful, I’m sure they’d make anyone’s day!
Thanks, Alex! I got pancakes instead on Mother’s Day, but they were good!
Amy (Savory Moments) says
These look ah-mazingly yummy and also SO pretty!
Thanks so much, Amy! They were pretty yummy ?
Your crepes look lovely!! I’m working on a top secret crepe recipe…I hoped ot have it by Mother’s Day, but still working out the kinks! My son loves Golden Corral, too. They’re new to the Twin Cities, so I haven’t gone yet.
Secret crepe recipe?! Sweet or savory? Browned butter? Flambé involved? C’mon Mollie, spill the beans. This I gotta know! ? I think most men like Golden Corral. It’s not bad, I just don’t like buffets in general. I don’t eat enough to get my money’s worth! ? Thanks for cohosting, Mollie ??
Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck says
I’m not sure if I’m really a crepes kinda person but I’d be willing to change all of that after a few bites of these little babies!
What, that can’t be true that you’re not a crepe person. Maybe more of a pancake person? But you can be both! ?
These crepes look not only so delicious but so pretty too. I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing at Friday Frenzy.
Thanks so much, Amy! Love Friday Frenzy!
Pickled Love says
This is such a yummy summer fresh recipe. The best part is that it is so customizable. I guess I would love to top it with mangoes and chocolate sauce. Being a foodie, even I try out many innovative recipes. Love Pickled Love!
Thanks so much!