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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?

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  1. 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

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

      1. re: sarah galvin

        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....

        http://www.ecookbooks.com

        1. re: janeh

          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

            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

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

              1. re: sarah galvin

                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

                  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

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

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

      2. 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.

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

          1. 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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            1. re: pringle347

              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

                that sounds awesome!

            2. 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.

              1. 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.

                1. 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.

                  1. 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

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

                      sally, you've sure got me beat!

                      1. re: Sally LaRhette

                        How do you win crepes!

                        1. re: sarah galvin

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