I had a lovely lunch date with my hubby at our favorite Chinese buffet (amazing food), then I set to work making something I have NEVER made before - crepes! Now, these weren't your run-of-the-mill crepes (is there such a thing?). These were red velvet crepes with mascarpone cream filling, and drizzled with chocolate ganache. I feel so "Martha Stewart" even typing that! I found the recipe HERE, and her instructions were very easy to follow. Here is how mine turned out:
After a minute, or two, the ganache thickened up even more than in the photo, above, which made it easier to drizzles. I made the cream filling earlier in the day and kept it in the fridge until I was ready to serve them. I didn't buy actual Mascarpone cheese, but "faked" it with cream cheese, sour cream, and heavy cream. For every 8oz of cream cheese, you add 1/4 cup sour cream, and about 1/8 cup heavy cream. You could also substitute straight plain greek yogurt (since this isn't for baking, just for a filling). It turned out SO good!
The crepes, themselves, took a minute to figure out. I think I was trying to make them TOO thin, at first, but after my second try, I had it down :)
It was a big hit with every one in the family - even my pickier eaters. I mean, it's practically like having dessert for breakfast (or, in our case, dinner!)
Be brave. Give them a try. You will LOVE them!