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Strawberry and Orange Crępes

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Categories: Kid-friendly, Sweet
Type: Breakfast

Light, melt-in-the-mouth pancakes with a creamy filling make an irresistible dessert

Prep Time: 30M, plus standing

Cooking Time: 30M

Serves: makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted, plus more for the pan
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • pinch of salt

For the filling

  • 12oz ( 350g) strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1lb ( 450g) ricotta cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp clear honey
  • finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon
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Directions:

  1. To make the crępes, process the flour, milk, eggs, butter, sugar, and salt in a blender until smooth. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Lightly grease a frying pan with melted butter. Add about 3 tbsp of the batter to the pan, and tilt and swirl the pan so the batter covers the bottom. Cook until the underside is golden brown. Turn the crępe and cook until the other side is golden. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Repeat with the remaining batter, buttering the pan as needed. You should have 8 crępes. Separate the crępes with pieces of wax paper.
  4. To make the filling, place half of the strawberries and orange segments in a serving bowl and reserve. Mix the ricotta, honey, and lemon zest together. Divide the ricotta filling and remaining strawberries and oranges evenly over the crępes. Fold each crępe into a triangle.
  5. Serve at once with the reserved strawberries and oranges on the side.
Tips:
  • freeze the pancakes for up to 3 months

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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