I love crepes. One of the reasons I crepes, is that they work great for breakfast or for dessert. I have shared a couple of crepe recipes before, but I recently sampled another one from a friend. It tasted great. So, I decided to take that recipe and change it up by making chocolate and vanilla crepes. I thought they would be perfect for Mother’s Day.
Crepes really are simple to make but appear very gourmet and will impress who ever you make them for. The other great thing is they can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge before serving. You can even freeze them.
The trick to making a crepe is swirling the pan and allowing the batter to coat the pan evenly.
You want the crepe to just start to brown and then you turn it. I found it help to use a silicone spatula to loosen the edges and turn the crepe. Then place the crepes in a stack with waxed paper or parchment paper layered between each one.
You could have a crepe bar for Mother’s Day breakfast or dessert. Serve the vanilla and chocolate crepes along with different fillings and fruit. Curds, mousse, Nutella, pie filling, and cream make great fillings. Fruit can be placed inside or on top of the crepe. You can use fresh fruit or thaw frozen fruit. Berries work well and so do bananas. Last, you need toppings – this can include whipped cream, syrups, sauces, sprinkles, nuts, toasted coconut, etc.
I have a post going up tomorrow of a filling (it’s to die for!) and there is also a recipe I will share next week that can be used a a filling. So be sure to check back. I have even given a crepe kit for Mother’s Day before and included everything for mom to enjoy them at home.
Here are some other crepe recipes and fillings you could include.
- Red Velvet Crepes with Cheesecake Mousse and Raspberry Sauce
- Nutella Crepes
- Lemon Cream Crepes
- Banana Caramel Coconut Crepes
- Mousse Filled Crepes
- Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse
- Chocolate Mousse
- Easy White Chocolate Mousse
- Heavenly Chocolate Mousse
- Easy Lemon Mousse
- Easy Nutella Mousse (pictured in the chocolate crepe below)
- Simple Lemon Fruit Dip (also works excellent as a crepe filling, pictured in the vanilla crepe below)
Thinks of crepes and a crepe bar for more than just Mother’s Day. They work well for baby and bridal showers too!
Both recipes I adapted from a recipe given to me by a friend.