Monday, January 24, 2011

Snowflake Crepes, Sweet and Savory

Snowflake Crepes with Maple Cream Cheese Filling

My children and I love to eat crepes (also known as Swedish pancakes).  To go along with our winter theme, I decided to make snowflake cutouts in our crepes, using kitchen shears.

I folded the crepe into sixths and cut triangles out.
Of course, first I had to make a batch of crepes, which I did using my beloved Swedish pancake recipe here.  Next, I added either a sweet or savory filling.  Spinach and cream cheese was the first savory combination I tried.

For Savory Cheese and Spinach Filled Crepes:
  1. Spread a very thin layer of cream cheese (or pesto sauce) on the bottom crepe.
  2. Place a layer of baby spinach leaves (stems removed) onto the layer of cream cheese.
  3. Carefully spread another layer of cream cheese (or ricotta) over the leaves.  Consider adding grated cheese, bits of ham, or chopped artichokes to enhance the flavor.
  4. Top with snowflake cutout crepe.

For Sweet Maple Cream Cheese Filled Crepes:
  1. Blend together softened cream cheese with maple syrup to taste.
  2. Spread sweetened cream cheese onto bottom crepe.
  3. If desired, add a layer of jam or fruit spread.
  4. Top with snowflake cutout crepe.
  5. My Favorite Snowflakes: Crepes with Cream Cheese & Fruit Spread
          *  Optional: Dust with confectioner's sugar.


Jaimie said...

These look delicious. Did you see that your lockets are on The Crafty Crow today?

Aiming4Simple said...

@ Jaimie - I saw your ice bunting there too! Congrats!

shopannies said...

what a fun breakfast suprise