Cooked a bit of a retro dinner last night starting with Pumpkin Soup, then individual beef Wellington’s and finished with these crepes.
I hadn’t made crepes for a long time and had forgotten how easy it is and how perfect they are for entertaining because you can make them ahead and just reheat in the microwave before serving.
I used Martha Stewart’s crepe recipe which is super easy because it’s made in a blender. Thanks Martha! https://www.marthastewart.com/921813/how-make-crepes?slide=3380816
The strawberry rum sauce is absolutely delicious!!
And both make fabulous leftovers for breakfast or brunch the next morning.
We had Messina passionfruit gelato and fresh strawberries but you can add whatever toppings you like. Fresh cream of course is the classic friend for this dish.
Preparation time: 45 minutes incl 15 minutes to rest batter
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/2 cups milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Put all the ingredients in the blender.
Blend until smooth for 2-3 minutes and bubbles form at the top.
Leave to rest for at least 15 minutes.
Heat a small non-stick pan over medium heat, coat with a film of butter. I use kitchen paper dipped in melted butter to coat the pan.
Using a ladle, scoop batter into pan, just enough to cover the bottom. Cook until golden on the underside, then flip to cook the other side, maybe 30 seconds.
Repeat until batter is finished. Makes about 15 crepes depending on size of your pan.
Strawberry Rum Sauce
Prep time: 20 minutes
1 small carton of strawberries, about 10 strawberries
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1.5 tablespoons dark or white rum
Zest of 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Blend strawberries until smooth
Place water and sugar in pan and bring to a boil, simmer until just clear
Add strawberry pulp, zest, salt and rum, bring to a boil then turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes or longer to thicken to a sauce consistency.
Will keep in fridge or freeze well.
Reheat crepes in microwave, add fresh strawberries, topping of choice – ice cream, fresh cream, and strawberry rum sauce! Serve and enjoy!