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Favourite Crepe Recipes

sarah galvin Mar 20, 2008 03:36 PM

I love crepes and just want some new and creative ways to serve them - I have done the Crepes Suzette, breakfast crepe, etc. Any amazing ideas out there?

  1. Tehama Mar 20, 2008 03:50 PM

    There is an delectable recipe for crepes in The French Laundry cookbook by Thomas Keller. I don't have a copy, but did check it out from my local library (@ $50 each, it was nice to peruse on loan). You might like to try that one.

    Did a quick search online and saw this cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/Best-50-Crepe-R...

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    1. re: Tehama
      sarah galvin Mar 20, 2008 04:01 PM

      I am going to have to get that French Laundry cookbook. Many peope make reference to it. I know - $50!

      1. re: sarah galvin
        janeh Mar 20, 2008 09:56 PM

        Jessica's Biscuit has the French Laundry Cookbook for $30. They offer lots of current cookbooks at 40% off with free shipping for orders over $25. Usually the best deals around....


        1. re: janeh
          sarah galvin Mar 21, 2008 12:51 PM

          Thanks, Janeh, but I am in Canada and my experience with shipping and importing is, that it is expensive, so might as well buy at home.

          1. re: sarah galvin
            maplesugar Mar 21, 2008 01:13 PM

            I'm pretty sure Cookbook Company has the French Laundry Cookbook (although I went by earlier, I'm pretty sure they're closed for Good Friday).

            1. re: maplesugar
              sarah galvin Mar 21, 2008 09:19 PM

              Yes, I walked down this afternoon and they were closed. Had to settle for a sugar cookie from Brulee!

              1. re: sarah galvin
                maplesugar Mar 21, 2008 09:42 PM

                Heh not a bad thing to have to "settle" for - Brulee's cookies are delicious! Ended up baking instead of buying from Brulee (I was tempted) and made cute little lemon angel food cupcakes ... probably not as many points for presentation as Brulee but every last one disappeared :)

                1. re: maplesugar
                  sarah galvin Mar 21, 2008 10:04 PM

                  And it was fun! Right? I made little cupcakes before family arrived last weekend and had my niece make buttercream and pipe it on. She had never done it before and they were great!

          2. re: janeh
            alkapal Apr 2, 2009 05:18 PM

            janeh, for a cookbook addict, that is a very dangerous website!

            as for crepes, i love savory crab in a simple creamy sherry sauce.

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        pengcast Mar 20, 2008 05:47 PM

        I make a nice spicy apple filling with lots of calvados or other kind of brandy. Just be sure to peal the apples. I first recipe I used said the apples did not need to be peeled but it turns out that it was a recipe from France that used an apple variety with very soft skin.

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          Rick Mar 20, 2008 05:51 PM

          By no means an amazing idea, I love my crepes simple with banana and brown sugar.

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            pringle347 Mar 20, 2008 05:59 PM

            dill weed in the basic crepe recipe, and filled with smoked salmon, creme fraiche mixed with capers and finely chopped onion...

            I also love the simple banana crepes with chantilly creme and a little cinnamon...mmmm

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              sarah galvin Mar 20, 2008 06:09 PM

              mmmm....you are right. Dill weed with smoked salmon. Yum. I forgot about a recipe I made for the millenium, Crepes with green onions and rolled with Peking Duck and served with hoisin sauce. How could I forget that one?

              1. re: sarah galvin
                pringle347 Mar 20, 2008 06:45 PM

                that sounds awesome!

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              nemo Mar 20, 2008 07:15 PM

              As pringle suggested, you can flavor the crepes themselves for variety. My favorites are spinach with shrimp or crab filling, or curry with creamed chicken. But now that pringle suggested herbs, I'm thinking basil crepes with ratatouille and mozz or provolone melted on top.

              Also, there are those towering stacks of crepes, sweet and savory, for a dramatic presentation....although I don't know how you're supposed to slice them.

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                gsshark Mar 22, 2008 12:20 AM

                Basic (probably boring, but my kids still *love* these): Nutella with banana, dust with powdered sugar; fill with good quality fruit preserves, usually apricot and seedless raspberry or marionberry (the kind that's just fruit, no - or not much - sugar added), dust with powdered sugar. I enjoy one of each with a cup of coffee every other Sunday.

                I made this spinach crepe with chicken/cheese filling and bechamel sauce; it was really good. Although I did all the prep in one day (crepes, sauce, chicken, assembly) UGH! I know better now. I can probably dig up the recipe, if you're interested.

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                  ginnyhw Mar 22, 2008 06:59 AM

                  Old hippy recipe was to saute sliced mushrooms and add cottage cheese to the pan long enough to warm it up. This was the filling and the sauce was a creamy curry sauce (which may have been made with cream of something soup or from scratch- I don't remember).The crepes were Julia Child's - made in a blender using wondra flour. I do remember that teenage boys loved these.

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                    Sally LaRhette Apr 2, 2009 10:05 AM

                    hi sarah,
                    would you believe i won a stack of crepes with apple/cognac filling from julia years ago.
                    my favorite dessert,maybe..as a pastry chef, i enjoy many desserts and have several
                    super favorites, most almost unattainable unless you make your self.

                    today, yes just this morning, i found some crepes in the freezer and made the apple filling from memory, since i might not quickly find her book among the 3000 books in the attic library that i have.

                    Hope we can chat!

                    Sally LaRhette

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                    1. re: Sally LaRhette
                      alkapal Apr 2, 2009 05:24 PM

                      >>>3000 books in the attic library that i have.<<<<

                      sally, you've sure got me beat!

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                        sarah galvin Apr 3, 2009 06:15 PM

                        How do you win crepes!

                        1. re: sarah galvin
                          alkapal Apr 3, 2009 06:33 PM

                          seen on sally's kid's t-shirt: "my mom worked with julia, and all i got was this lousy crepe!"

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