Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Craving for Crepe~*

December is by far the busiest month of this year. A lot of things are about to happen at the same time like...

....To finish Christmas shopping (I dread on this for some reason. Who knows. Perhaps waiting for some surprise money to fall from sky?!?!).....

.....To wrap things up at work and be prepared for a busier year of 2013 (if the world doesn't end as  predicted on 12/21/12. Heck I haven't stocked up on food or water?!?! Well I guess if the world would end, I didn't need any of the above.).....

......To complete some lenghty paperwork in order to send my precious child to a Private Pre-Kindergarten in Jan 2013. We spent majority of our time calling up and touring a few places in our area and a decision was finally made. Education is an investment and we feel she is mentally and physically ready for this (she has been in the same in-home daycare since 7 weeks old - the ladies were sad to learn she's leaving). We are excited and frustrated (especially me) at the same time as how she will handle everything. I hope she handles the changes smoothly and transition to like her school and new friends quickly. She will be wearing uniforms too so we don't have to deal with morning dress up battle! Last but not least I hope our wallet cope with a significant cost increase well - Amen!.....

Other than that, I continue to dirty pots and pans explore and try new recipes in the kitchen with joys and good appetite. One of our family's favorite is this Blueberry Rhubarb Crepes. Boy the last time I made crepes was at least 5 years ago....yes 5 years ago. Ever since my child was born, fancy breakfast was NOT an option. It was a bit too much of a work for me. Now that everthing has fallen into place, I feel much more eager to venture out again. It is about time to savor some decadent crepes.

I have tried a few recipes in the past with no impression whatsover. Some recipes appeared too complicated and required too many ingredients (I hate that). Some appeared to have too much butter/salt.
What I love most about this recipe is that it is so incredibly easy, simple, low in sodium, healthy..yet full of flavors and very filling. Three hours after eating these babies, our bellies were still full. Pretty amazing!!

I know it would be a crime not to share. So here is a recipe (source: My H-E-B Texas Life, November Issue)

This recipe yields 8 servings (I did half and used 2 eggs for 3 people)
3 Large Eggs
1 1/4 cups Milk (I used 1% milk)
1 cup All Purpose Flour
3 tablespoons Unsalted butter
1 cup Blueberry Fruit Spread (I used grape fruit jam)
2 cups Frozen Rhubarb
2 cups Vanilla Yogurt (I used Greek yogurt)
1/4 cup Powdered Sugar

How to:

1) Combine eggs and milk in a mixing bowl, and beat 1 min with an electric mixer. Add flour and beat 15 seconds. Add 2 tablespoons melted butter and mix 30 seconds or until a smooth batter is formed. Set aside.

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2) Combine fruit spread and rhubarb in a microwave-safe bowl, cover and microwave on high power for 4 minutes (this didn't work too good for me, next time I would cook in a pot on stovetop).

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3) Heat a heavy-bottom nonstick skillet over medium heat for 2 mins. Brush skillet with melted butter, pour in 1/84 cup batter and rotate pan to evely coat. Cook crepe 30 seconds or until lightly browned on bottom. Turn crepe over and cook 15 seconds. Remove from pan and keep warm. Repeat process with remaining batter.

4) To assemble crepes: Fill each crepe with 3 tablesppons vanilla yogurt, roll up like a taco and arrange on a platter seam side down. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with a spoonful of blueberry rhubargb sauce.

Bon Appetit!!!!


  1. My husband loves crepes - usually with nutella and bananas. I should try to make this for him. It looks delicious and healthy too and I like that you said it's filling as well. Thanks for sharing this recipe Nelah! I hope there are enough hours in the day for you to accomplish everything you need to get done this month :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  2. Oh that looks so good! I've never had crepes in my life, but they always smell so nice! might try this sometime x

  3. This looks delish :) Never thought to use rhubarb :)

  4. After reading your post, I am craving for crepes! I love crepes! My grandma made very delicious crepes and I always enjoyed eating them. Whenever my mom makes crepes, we put a little vanilla yogurt, sliced bananas and some Milo or cocoa powder, delish! The pictures you took are making my mouth water, I love the colors of the fruits. Rhubarb is something I have yet to try though, I'm very keen on trying it but rhubarb is quite expensive in my country which is a bummer :(


  5. A good friend of mine comes from Brittany where crepes were supposedly created. She's made both the savory and sweet crepes and boy, were they divine! Yours look utterly delectable too!

  6. It's like 130am now and looking at your pictures aren't helping me at all!! I'm craving for sweet stuff now and I think I'll just grab chocolates now to temporarily cure my craving =D
    You definitely can cook well and very adventurous when it comes to cooking. Today I had a Crepe Cake together with my afternoon coffee. It's yummy but I just can't finish the whole piece of cake by myself. Just too filling. Have you tried Crepe Cake before? It's actually yummy..


  7. that look delicious nelah!!! maybe one day I will try to make it. Let us know how the pre transition goes. I hope she will like it have fun with making new friends! I bet it's expensive!!! this is why when people ask when we are going to have another baby..I would just LOL bc it's just too expensive to have another one hehe

  8. ohhh you know what i've never ever had rhubarb before!! really tempted to try and make this so i can try rhubarb hahaha!!! makes sense that it left you so full because i think rhubarb is a root type of vegetable/fruit! :) this looks delicious and good for you so much fruit!! you're plating is so pretty!! you're like a professional chef hehe!

  9. This looks so yummy and actually nutritious!!! And I'm so glad you commented on my blog recently bc I went to you old blog and well... Anyhow, SO GLAD to find you again!!!

    xo, sam

  10. nelah, you have a LOT going on! hahaha i was thinking the same thing regarding Dec. 21st. LOL! your baby is transitioning! it sounds like you guys have picked a fabulous school. i'm sure she will enjoy it. i know the previous place will definitely miss her. i love crepes! yours looks too good girl. hope all is well. love ya!


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