Kitchen Corner

May 5, 2010

Crepe Rolls

I've been quite slow in updating my blog recently. I wonder where is my baking and blogging spirit has gone. I wish I got back my passion after the gathering with my buddy but somehow I fine myself still like floating somewhere else. This fruit crepe was made last week and till now I've nothing to post up here. Well, at least I've got few of this pictures taken so to make you remember me :) 

I normally have crepes spread with my homemade peanut butter for breakfast rather than serve as dessert. I know it suppose to be dessert not breakfast. So this time, I try to make it as a fruit dessert since I've got some banana and strawberries. I've seen many food bloggers and recipe books showing how to make this crepe rolls till now only I got a little mood to do it. It's not perfectly roll up but I find this crepe recipe I've been using for many years really a good one and simple to make.

Roll in the lemony cream cheese cream with the strawberries and banana is quite a refreshing dessert. I very much like the light texture of cream which contains little cream cheese with little sugar. Melt some dark chocolate that given by my buddy that make extra flavor to it. I think I must not only make this fruit crepes for my breakfast next time. It taste very yummy indeed but just need more practice to roll it up nicer. 

For the crepes 西点学习大百科 - 法式可丽饼:

In a mixing bowl, beat two eggs with one tablespoon of caster sugar and pinch of salt until the sugar dissolve and combine. Add in 80 gram shifted flour until a thick batter. Mix in 50ml cream and 200ml fresh milk then add one teaspoon vanilla extract until everything combine and become a smooth batter. Cook a scoop of batter in a non stick pan. When the crepe edges browning and lift up, flip another side to cook. Makes about 15 pieces approximately 18cm)

For the cream cheese cream 西点学习大百科 -  

Beat 100g cream cheese and 40 gram caster sugar until smooth batter then add in four tablespoon of lemon juice. Keep in the fridge while you whisk the whipping cream. In another bowl, whisk 400ml whipping cream until thicken. Add in the cream cheese batter continue to beat until well combine and the cream become harden. Transfer to a piping bag and keep in the fridge until ready to use.

To make the crepe rolls, place a piece of crepe on a plate. Squeeze some cream cheese cream at the center then place a piece of strawberry or banana on the cream. Squeeze some more cream cheese cream until it cover the fruits. Fold up from the bottom and the side then roll up the entire crepe. Keep in the fridge for 2 hours before serving. I'm not sure this is the best roll up method. Please feel free to give your opinion and ideas. Thanks!


Esther said...

I love your blog. I hope you get your baking/blogging spirit back soon. :) The crepes look gorgeous btw. I have a question though, by cream: "Mix in 50ml cream and 200ml milk" what type do you mean? Thank you in advance.

Allie said...

These look lovely! I can't wait to try these myself. Can you share which brand of cream cheese do you use?

Cosy Bake said...

Nice work!! Looks so pretty. It's great to have it chilled and have it under such hot weather!! YUmmy!

Quinn said...

Grace, don't be a lazy bump! Quick, go bake and blog! The crepe reminds me of durian pancakes, it used to be quite a hit thing from where I came from, Malaysia. I really wouldn't know that is cream cheese if you didn't said so. I really thought it's just whipped cream with sugar.

MaryMoh said...

That's really neat and beautiful. I would love to make this for parties.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

BTW, lovely crepe and yummy filling...I have to make this for my girls, they will love it!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Oh no, dear Grace, please don't be "lost". Hope you have not loose the wonderful passion for baking! You know at some point I was like that too! But somehow reading other people's blog and taking the time at a fine afternoon to bake something nice for yourself will make you feel much better. Just think of it this way: When you post, it doesn't have to be something new, it doesn't have to be what you think other people want to see and you don't have to be consistently making posts every week, do it when you feel like it! I truly believe it should be something you enjoy and not obliged to do. Even though I only got to meet you once, but having you along this blogging journey meant a lot to me. So please don't be dishearten in any way, you know you'll always have supporters, like me! So hang in there dear friend!

pigpigscorner said...

This reminds me of the banana pancake I had in Hong Kong! Looks so good!

tigerfish said...

Is that chocolate sauce over the crepes? Your crepes are cute and dainty.

WendyinKK said...

Looks so good.
Can I have one of each?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

sometime I feel the same way like you, no mood at all, maybe you need a short vacation...this crepe look very refreshing with the fruit and also like the chocolate frosting on top, well done.

Bakericious said...

Hi Grace, rest a little bit more and get your spirit back cos we enjoy reading your blog, just remember we are waiting for you :).
The crepe looks so tempting, thou I m not a crepe person but make me feel like trying to make someday.

ICook4Fun said...

Oh no, I look forward to your update always. But I do understand as I am like that too sometimes. So each time I am in the the mood I will schedule up a few posting so i don't have to do it every other day. By the way, I love this type of crepe. Can you imagine the taste if you add some durian in it :)

Pam said...

Oh, they look and sounds delicious! Yum! Wish I had one!

Passionate About Baking said...

You can see you have so many supporters! So you must continue to do bake, posts can come later, doesn't matter. Better late than never! :p I love your crepes too! I've not tried it yet.

Elin Chia said...

Hi Grace...We love your blog...I come here for inspiration almost every day , so don't stop blogging :)) are a wonderful baker and cook. Love you and your blog :))) Looking forward to more sharing with you. Keep them coming ya.
This crepe is wonderful. I would make this for my kids..thanks :)

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Esther,
Thanks for the lovely words. I wish my passion will be back soon. 50ml is whipping cream or any kind of cream will do and 200ml fresh milk. This is for the crepe batter.

Hi Allie,
Thanks! I use Philadelphia cream cheese. You could use other brand too.

Hi Honey Boy,
Yes, I agree with you. It's great to chilled in the fridge before serving.

Hi Quinn,
Ok, I try my best to wake up and bake. But, sometimes really like no energy. Is it because of the hot weather or am I giving excuses? Beside, the cream contains cream cheese but just a little so I find the cream is quite light especially the bits of lemony taste. Thanks Quinn!

Hi MaryMoh,
Thanks! I think it's quite a good idea to make this for parties. Hope you like it.

Hi Honey Bee Sweets,
Thank you so much Bee! You're so lovely and kind! And thank you so much for giving me such a great encouragement. I hope I will not let you down. Hope your children will like the crepes. Many thanks!

Hi pigpigscorner,
Oh, I've similar things in Hong Kong too! It's very yummy! But theirs crepe roll up very nicely which I have no idea how to do it.

Hi tigerfish,
Yes, it's chocolate sauce over the crepes. Thanks for your support! Hope you like this!

Hi wendyywy,
haha :) please help yourself! Cheers!

Hi Sonia,
That's good to know some of you have the same feeling as me. I think I really need a break or vacation. Thank you very much for your support!

Hi Bakericious,
Yes, I think I need to be away for a while. Thanks very much for supporting me always and didn't forget about me. Cheers!

Hi ICook4Fun,
Thanks for your understanding. I will try to use your idea to schedule up my posting. Beside, I think roll in some durian flesh in the crepe would be very very fantastic. I shall try it once I get some durians. Thanks for sharing good tips!

Hi Pam,
Thanks! Please try out the recipe and hope you like it. Cheers!

Hi Jane,
Yes, there are plenty of lovely blogger out there. And you too my friend! I feel upset to myself when I look back those previous baking pictures I did. I don't know where is my passion have gone. Beside, I hope you will like this recipe. It's one of the reason I post it up here so that you don't have to read the Chinese recipe. Try and tell me ok.

Hi Elin,
Thanks so much for your lovely words and being such a good supporter! Hope your kids will like the crepes. Have a great day!

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Grace, it's alright to feel that way...I guess it happens to many of us at some point in time. I am sure you will pick up every thing soon. Don't be too hard on yourself, just take some 'time-off' whenever u need it.
I have always wanted to make crepes...but have never seems to be able to get down to it! Yours look lovely and delicious :)

Yummy Bakes said...

Very lovely crepes and looks delicious. The weather could be the culprit - dont give in to the weather. 加油

Bakericious said...

Hi Grace, I have some awards for you, please feel free to pick them up @ http://bakericious/ thanks. Jess.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

It happens.I am sure you will be back to your baking-self pretty soon..

Ashley said...

These look yummy -- how creative!

Passionate About Baking said...

Dear Grace,
Thanks very much! I'm really touched by your gesture. You knew I'm hopeless at translating from Chinese to English, and you translated this and the tortilla recipe for me so that I don't have to spend half day figuring out the recipes! Thanks so much for your efforts! :))

Kitchen Corner said...

Thanks! Really appreciate many of you understand my feeling as I know you all have been through some emotional time as well. I hope I will be alright soon and retrieve my passion in the kitchen. I hope you will like the crepe recipe. Have a good day!

Hi Yummy Koh,
Yes, I guess it could be the weather. I'm trying to cool down and get into the kitchen. Thanks for dropping here.

Thanks Bakericious!

Hi Shirley,
Thanks, I wish I could :)

Hi Ashley,
Thanks for dropping here. I'm not that creative person but a very good copy cat. This idea was copied not my own creativity :(

Hi Jane,
You're most welcome! Hope you understand my description in English. Just let me know if you find it not clear, I try to explain further ok. Happy weekend!

Hello to all the lovely bloggers! Happy mother's day! May God bless you in His very special way!

Cosy Bake said...

HAppy Mother's day!!

Angie's Recipes said...

wow The crepes with cream cheese filling and banana! Just irresistible!

Cuisine Paradise said...

Wow.. i love the texture of your crepe... The colour contract look so cute :)

suvi said...

just landed on your blog and I have enjoyed being here. Love your baked goodies and especially your cheesecakes.
Your fudge topping on the moist chocolate cake is unlike any other I've seen, noted down the ingredients to make it this evening. Thanks!

Pei-Lin said...

Grace, I've been meaning to make crepes! Just need to find the right time! Thanks for reminding me! I feel so bad now ... Hahaha! Yours look yummy! Good for breakfast!

Btw, I'll get back to you on the cheesecake later ... Been busy lately ... :(

Happy weekend!

Talita said...

Yummmm.... I love crepe! Looks delicious!