Saturday 13 June 2015

Crepes with Rhubarb Cream and Strawberry-Vanilla Bean Compote

My rhubarb plants seem to be growing slowly - new plants so I'm trying to be patient.  I harvested just a little bit recently and made this delicious breakfast / dessert (totally works for either!).  The strawberries are the last (seriously this time) bag of strawberries that I saved from last summer.

The Rhubarb Cream:

In a saute pan, combine the following and cook on low-medium heat until softened.

1 1/4 cups of 1" rhubarb pieces
1/4 cup maple syrup

Whip 2/3 cup of softened cream cheese.  Add 1/2 cup plain yogurt and whip another minute or two until well combined and creamy.

For the yogurt, I used Astro Balkan style - it's the original Greek yogurt - been around for years so not as pretentious.  :)

Once the rhubarb mixture has cooled, fold it into the cream mixture.  This can be made up to two days ahead of time.

The Strawberry-Vanilla Bean Compote:

In a small casserole dish, sprinkle 1 tsp of sugar on 1 cup of hulled strawberries.  Cut the vanilla bean in half then scrape the seeds onto the strawberries.  Chop the bean into a few pieces and toss it into the mix.  Bake at 400 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes.

The Crepes:

This is the same recipe I used for "crepes with plum chocolate nutella".

In one bowl:
1 cup flour
2 whole eggs
1 tsp sugar
pinch of salt
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp melted butter

Whisk until smooth.  Allow to rest - 10-15 minutes.  Just before preparing crepes, whisk in a 1/2 cup soda water.  Pour about a 1/2 cup of the mixture into a heated non-stick skillet.  Tilt the pan to swirl the batter into a thin layer around the pan.  It should only take a half to one minute per side.  Place on a clean towel while cooking the remainder.

The Final Step:

Spread each crepe with the rhubarb cream and fold or roll.  Top with warm compote.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't made crepes in a long time - I actually don't think my kids have ever eaten them! I think I should get a bit more adventurous with my cooking.