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9 Quick and Easy Strawberry Desserts 0

Strawberry Mousse

9 Quick and Easy Strawberry Desserts;
Includes 2 Wonderfully Simple Strawberry Muffin Recipes


1. Strawberry Crumb Bars

"I made it today and the crumb bars are absolutely delicious!! Easy to make also." Karen Robinson

Beautifully buttery crumb with just a touch of strawberry peaking through the top hinting at the sweet filling. Sounding good? Well it tastes better! Plus, it's only 15 minutes of preparation then it's in the oven.

Nice and easy to make, it's just a case of creating the crumb and the strawberry mixture then layering them with the strawberry mixture as the filling. Pop them in the oven for 45 minutes or until golden and then take out to cool and slice.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

http://flavormosaic.com/strawberry-crumb-bars/


2. Fresh & Easy Strawberry Muffin Recipe

"These were delicious!" Jessie

Great for desserts or snacks these gorgeous strawberry muffins are livened up with a hint of cinnamon and are super-easy to make.

 

In one bowl combine all the dry ingredients, in another bowl add the eggs and oil together then add the strawberries. After that it's just a case of folding the ingredients of the two bowls together, popping it into your muffin tins and letting your oven work its magic. Simple and delicious - a three word phrase as good as any.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 24 minutes
Total time: 39 minutes

http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/04/05/fresh-strawberry-muffins/

Easy Strawberry Muffin

3. Banana and Strawberry Muffins Recipe

"These were by far the best muffin I have ever made. They were moist and had just the right amount of fruit flavor. I made them yesterday and I am making another batch tonight!" nwhisenhunt

Bananas, strawberries and muffins - what's not to love? A triple combo of delicious with the added bonus of just 15 minutes in prep time. Instructions are simple...

 

Get that oven on pre-heating at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
First combine sugar, oil and eggs.
Add the mashed bananas and vanilla.
Add the flour baking soda and salt before finally adding chopped strawberries.
Bake for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Optional - Shout the family to enjoy the wonders and then eat them all up in front of them like the muffin monster (it's the cookie monster's sister - look it up).

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/banana-strawberry-muffins/f5158a26-77a6-42e8-adf8-0bac9bb9a5c0

4. Strawberry & White Chocolate Mousse Cake

"This cake was super easy and very impressive looking." Judrop23

Simple, yummy and also very yummy - too many yummys? No chance! This had me swooning like an Edwardian lady with a new extra-slimming corset. It's called a mousse cake but it could also be called a no-bake cheesecake.

 

As it's a cheese cake with UK origins the recipe calls for McVitie's Digestive Biscuits, if those aren't immediately available to you one of the best alternatives are Carr's whole wheat cracker (McVitie's Digestives are available in the US at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/McVities-Digestive-Biscuits-400g-Original/dp/B000FA8SH2).
Making the cake involves crushing the biscuits and mixing with melted butter to form the base then refrigerating for half an hour to make it solid. Blast some of the strawberries, add cream and soft cheese before combining with some melted chocolate and pouring the mixture onto the base. Leave it to chill overnight, then use the remaining chocolate and strawberries to beautify it. Deliciousness!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Overnight chilling

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1364644/strawberry-and-white-chocolate-mousse-cake

Easy Strawberry Mousse

5. Simple Strawberry Mousse

"Love these strawberry mousses! They look delicious and really like how quick and easy they are to make!" Jess

This is a deliciously simple 4-ingredient mousse. All you need is pureed strawberries, powdered sugar (aka icing sugar), vanilla extract and whipping cream.

The recipe suggests strawberry sauce but pureeing fresh strawberries is better, best to do that first so you're ready to add them later. Whisk the whipping cream until it's forming strong peaks then add the sugar and vanilla. Once that's mixed in, we just fold the strawberry puree in gently so the cream doesn't over mix or begin to fall.
That's the main job done, all that's left is adding the mousse to glasses or bowls and cooling for an hour. Then it's up to you to tune into your inner Salvador Dali and decorate with a flourish.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 60 minutes

http://www.pumpkinnspice.com/2015/04/10/strawberry-mousse/


6. Simple Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

"Super easy and delicious with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Thanks once again!!" LonghornMama

I love cobbler! There I've said it, and, I feel better. This one will take just 10 minutes to prepare then you pop it in the oven to come out piping hot ready for dinner (it might need a little cool down before serving).

 

Get the oven pre-heating, and begin adding sliced strawberries to your baking dish. Then in a bowl mix the flour, sugar and baking powder together and then add an egg. The mixture is now worked until crumbly and added on top of the strawberries. Add a few cubes of butter and that's it ready to go in the oven. As the title says - simple strawberry cobbler!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/simple-strawberry-cobbler-122878

Nice and Simple Strawberry Crumble

7. Strawberry and Almond Crumble

"This is one of my most favorite things....ever. I make it all the time. Just brilliant. It's exactly like Nigella said: its English summer on a winter's day." paultpeden

 

Similar to the cobbler but this crumble has the added almond taste to possibly take it up a notch. The preparation may even be simpler than the cobbler.

Hull the strawberries, pop them in your bowl and add sugar, almonds and vanilla extract. Then prepare the crumble mixture by rubbing butter into a mixture of flour and baking powder. Add the crumble on top of the strawberry mix, flatten it down a bit and make sure the covering is equal then pop it in a pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes or until the crumble has turned a delicious golden brown. Take out and cool and that is it, simple!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Cooling off period: 10 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes

https://www.nigella.com/recipes/strawberry-and-almond-crumble


8. Easy, Eggless Strawberry Ice Cream

"I had to taste it as soon as it was ready, and it is delicious." GRANNYLOOHOO

Wow, this is as easy as dessert making gets. Just mix up the ingredients, get them in an ice cream maker and let the magic work. That is it.

 

Here's the ingredients: Strawberries, vanilla, milk, cream, sugar, salt and optional food coloring. Just mix and pop in the ice-cream maker.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Ice cream maker time: 60 minutes
Total time: 70 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/140877/easy-eggless-strawberry-ice-cream/

Strawberry Ice-Cream

9. Homemade Strawberry Sorbet

"Super gorgeous, super simple" Meggan

Delightfully refreshing and simple strawberry sorbet. It's a spoonful of summer that's both lovely and easy to make.

Firstly add the sugar and water together and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Then add lemon and salt. Pop the strawberries and syrup together and blend up, strain and cool. After that it's all about adding the mixture to your ice cream maker and creating a delicious smooth sorbet.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Ice cream maker time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

http://cookinglsl.com/homemade-strawberry-sorbet/

Please let us know below if you've tried any of the recipes, which you fancy and which you would recommend.

 

Top 10 Lemon Recipe Ideas – Easy Lemon Slice Recipes and the Best Lemon Dessert Recipes Ever 0

Delicious yet simple lemon curd recipe

Delicious, Quick & Easy Lemon Recipes

Get your hands on a few lemons for some fantastic, zesty and refreshing meals to serve the family. No need to worry if you are not Gordon Ramsey or you have no idea how to use lemons in cooking, that is what we are here for! We have made a quick top 10 of the best of the best quick and simple lemon recipes.

 

1. Baked Lemon Pudding

I love this recipe because it works, and is the perfect dessert for any dinner party.” – Sandrale Gros

Starting off the list is an all time favorite. The baked lemon pudding is a lovely dessert that can complete any meal wonderfully. If you are planning on a little get together with family and friends then treat them to this delightful dessert.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 45 minutes

http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/baked-lemon-pudding/

Easy Baked Lemon Pudding

 

2. Fastest Ever Lemon Pudding

Can't believe how nice this was from a microwave!!” -Rubydiamanda

Need a delicious dessert but have little time to actually prepare something for the family or guests? Why not try this super easy lemon pudding recipe that can literally be done in minutes.

This pudding can be done in under 10 minutes using a microwave and is a great back-up pudding for dinner or parties. It needs lemon curd which you can buy but it just so happens we have a delicious recipe for next.

Preparing Time: 5 minutes & Cooking Time: 4 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/5598/fastestever-lemon-pudding

 

3. Quick and Easy Lemon Curd

The absolute best lemon curd I have ever tasted. And, so easy! We will NEVER buy jarred lemon curd again.” - Stephdmarsh

This takes a different approach to preparing lemon curd and the results speak for themselves. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare the curd when using a microwave and 20 minutes when using a stove top. You will need to allow four hours for refrigeration to let it firm up.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes & Cooling Time: 4 hours

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/quick-easy-lemon-curd

 

spoonful of lemon curd

 

4. Lemon Ricotta Granita

I have made it countless times and it is always well received.” - Jannabanana

Here’s one lemon recipe that is guaranteed to be a huge hit in the summer. The ricotta is boosted by the zesty lemons to deliver a wonderfully refreshing taste.

This is a nice way to top off a meal, just remember to prepare it in advance as it is best served exceptionally cold.

Preparing Time: 20 minutes & Freeze Time: 5 hours

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/lemon-ricotta-granita-recipe.html

 

5. Lemon Sorbet

My husband and I made a large batch of this sorbet. We don't have a ice cream maker, but it turned out great.“ - Mkretch

Lemon sorbet is a wonderfully refreshing way to cleanse the pallet after a big meal and you can have your kids help out with this one as the steps are pretty simple.

It only takes a couple of minutes to prepare but the refrigeration will take some time so do prepare this highly delicious and classic dessert in advance.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Freeze Time: 1 day

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/77853/lemon-sorbet/

 Speedy and simple lemon sorbet

 

6. Decadent No Bake Easy Lemon Bars with Gingersnap Crust

My wife says I need to make these for her…… sounds easy enough for a guy I guess. Thanks, we both love lemon.” – Peculiarseth

An alternate take on an all time favorite dessert, this one needs no baking and is extremely easy to make. You will need to prepare both the curd and lemon bars here but both are nice and simple. Surprise the family with this delicious dessert!

Preparing Time: 30 minutes

https://fearlessfresh.com/no-bake-easy-lemon-bars-recipe/

 

7. Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Wonderful recipe! I baked mine in a bundt pan and sifted some powdered sugar on top. My girls loved it!” - Mischiefsgril

This loaf delivers a nice, natural lemon ping and could also be served as muffins. Fluffy and full of flavor this recipe uses poppy seeds to enhance the taste and add texture. Another easy to make lemon recipe that can be served as a dessert or a snack.

Quick tip: Use aluminum foil to help maintain its moisture as well as make cleaning up faster.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/7424/lemon-poppy-seed-loaf/

 lemon & poppy seed bread

 

8. Lemon Slice Recipe

I have made this many times and love it.” - kienoonan

This lemon slice recipe is extremely easy to follow and uses ingredients most people keep in the kitchen. Your kids will adore these blocks of refreshing snacks and you can also serve them as desserts.

Preparation is simple and will pose no difficulty even for beginners.

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/17268/lemon+slice

 

9. Super Easy Lemon Tart

I love this recipe. It's really foolproof and the end result is delicious. It's quick, tasty and guests always ask for seconds- what more can you ask for?” - Rachm

Need a sure fire success for your dessert? Check out this lemon tart recipe. This one is best served chilled so be sure to prepare this a couple of hours in advance so your family can reap the full benefits of your ninja kitchen skills.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 10 minutes

http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/16683/super-easy-lemon-tart.aspx

 simple but delicious lemon tart

 

10. Candied Lemon Peel

I didn't have a problem at all with this recipe, and the lemon simple syrup that is left over is wonderful for lemon drop cocktails!” - Isara

Looking for something extremely delicious and refreshing to become garnishing for your cake or maybe a party snack? Try out this super simple candied lemon peel recipe. The prep time is short but there is some wait time while boiling water - it's a good recipe to do while pottering around the kitchen doing other things.

Preparation is simple with this one. Use a veg peeler to get the peel, boil it in water a few times, simmer in sugar water and toss in sugar. There you have it, a delicious topping or side treat for family and friends.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 1 hour

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/56693/candied-lemon-peel/

 

Top 12 Simply Healthy Recipes with Strawberries and the Best Strawberry Dessert Ever!?! 0

Who doesn’t love strawberries? This refreshing and juicy fruit has always been near the top of the list when it comes to delivering delectable desserts and snacks. Both healthy and delicious, what's not to love? Below are 12 of the easiest, healthiest and quickest strawberry recipes we can find. Simple, easy and healthy, these recipes are perfect for beginners and those of us who have little time on our hands for preparing food.

 

  1. Roasted Strawberry and Asparagus Salad with Strawberry-Tahini Dressing

 Roasting the strawberries and then using their liquid in the dressing is a master touch! – Mary @ Fit and Fred

A vastly different take on your more common strawberry recipes,this scrumptious veggie salad combines a healthy mix of green leafy vegetables with the refreshing taste of strawberries. You'll create a truly mouth-watering mix of veggies and fruit using this 'best of both worlds' salad recipe.

The strawberries balances out the flavor of the asparagus and if you are vegan then this recipe is a perfect healthy light meal, if you’re not then try adding some goat's cheese to give the recipe a really creamy taste.

Who knew that roasting strawberries would add a new layer of flavor to this delicious fruit? The preparation is quite simple as well and will offer no difficulty, even to beginners. The strawberry-tahini dressing is also extremely easy to do as it merely requires you to properly mix in the ingredients in a bowl. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Afterwards just throw in a spinach topping when you’re about to serve it and we bet even kids in the  habit of avoiding vegetables will keep coming back for more.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

(photo credit www.floatingkitchen.net)

http://www.floatingkitchen.net/roasted-strawberry-and-asparagus-salad-with-strawberry-tahini-dressing/

 

  1. Strawberry, Brie Cheese, Honey and Basil Crostini

 

 

I think you should just call it brilliant – it looks so delicious! Love the simplicity of it.” – Kristen

Want something that can go as both an appetizer and dessert? This delicious bite sized strawberry recipe will deliver both. All you need are a couple of bread slicesstrawberries and brie cheese. We suggest that you use a baguetteas it offers more than enough space to accommodate the strawberry and additional toppings that you will put on top once it is ready to serve.

A little preheating in the oven and a couple of sliced strawberries, a sprinkle of basil and a tablespoon of honey and you have yourself some delicious finger food that your family can enjoy before  or after a meal.

Prep Time: 7 minutes

 http://www.cookincanuck.com/2012/07/strawberry-brie-cheese-honey-basil-recipe/

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  1. Strawberries Stuffed with Cranberry Mascarpone

 

These are little bites of heaven! I made them for a dinner party with the cheese I had left over from my Tiramisu.” – Art Whimsy

The fantastic combination of creamy cheese and sweet strawberries has mostly been overlooked but this easy, quick and healthy recipe will opening your mind to all sorts of  possibilities for combining strawberries with other ingredients.

This appetizer/dessert (it's up to you whether it comes first or last in the running order) is quick and easy to do. Halve the strawberries and carefully pop the cheese mixture in the middle and sprinkle a couple of cranberry tidbits over the top. That is basically all you need to do in order to serve this refreshing, bite-sized, healthy and superbly delicious course.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/strawberries-stuffed-with-cranberry-mascarpone-88951

  1. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

 

"Probably the best Straw/Rhubarb pie ever made. I was told by a member of our church that it was better than what his mother used to make. Will use it forever…” – Maureen K.

This dessert takes a little longer than some of our usual recipes but it's just so delicious we had to include it. Rhubarb and strawberries have always been a perfect combination as both flavors perfectly complement each other. This special recipe is so easy to follow that even a pie-making beginner would  have no problem making one of the most delicious and healthy pies known to mankind!

Using the basic pie baking method this strawberry and rhubarb pie would be a perfect companion for all occasions and is a delightful swansong to a beautiful dinner with the family. The best strawberry desert ever? A bold claim but I'm struggling to come up with one that is as simple and yet just so utterly delicious!

Prep Time: 60 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/grandmas-strawberry-rhubarb-pie-recipe.html

  1. Salmon, Strawberry and Fennel Salad

 

A fantastic salad! ... What a great combination of sweetness, saltiness and all sorts of texture! Number one on my summer food list!” – kkulma

This modern and elegant, light and fruity meal is a treat for those looking to maintain a healthy diet without skimping in the flavors department. An extravagant combination of green vegetables with brightly colored strawberries is stepped up a notch with the inclusion of delicious salmon.

This recipe will guide on creating the dressing for this healthy and refreshing salad. The recipe itself only needs a little mixing of the ingredients and a sprinkle of the dressing. This is one strawberry recipe that is a must in all households - a guaranteed favorite!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3133/salmon-strawberry-and-fennel-salad 

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  1. Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits

 

I love the salty sweet flavor combo!! This is so pretty and perfect for summer!” – Tieghan

Get a little decadent and satisfy your sweet-tooth with this strawberry parfait recipe. This one is magnificent to behold and is as delicious as it is mouth watering. Simply start filling in your glass with alternating layers of cold milk yogurt, pieces of pretzel and slices of strawberry until you get to the top. Then drop in a spoonful of yogurt again to finish your strawberry pretzel parfait.

We are not kidding when we say that this recipe is decadent as the finished product contains 3.5% fat. But then again a little fat is not bad every once in a while. We say indulge yourself and give your kids a delicious treat!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

http://www.dessertfortwo.com/strawberry-pretzel-parfait/  

 

  1. Honey Sweetened Strawberry Sauce

 

I absolutely love how easy this is! Need to make this ASAP.” – Chung-Ah

Love fruity jam sandwiches? Why not try this healthier alternative which includes fruits such as strawberries and lemon among other natural ingredients to create a tasty jam filling? You can even use this strawberry sauce on different foods other than bread. Let’s face it; bread is a pretty safe and tame choice for this strawberry sauce. Try experimenting on various combinations with this tasty and tangy sauce. Making the sauce is quite easy as all you need is to mush the strawberries and add the other ingredients and cook it for a couple of minutes. Ready your mason jar once done cooking with the sauce, let it cool and stick it in the fridge to freeze. Just whip it out whenever you need a quick healthy snack for the kids.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

http://www.texanerin.com/honey-sweetened-strawberry-sauce/  

 

  1. Roasted Strawberry, Chickpea and Asparagus Couscous

 

I don't think I've roasted strawberries before... I am so intrigued! It is a shame strawberries don't last long when fresh!” – Janet @ The Taste Space

Roasting strawberries isn't exactly a widely practiced kitchen tradition but that doesn’t mean that you should ignore this little known technique. In fact roasting strawberries adds new layers in terms of flavor to this sweet delicious fruit.

This salad incorporates a combination of vegetables and strawberries for a fusion of flavors that will burst on your taste buds. It is easy to prepare thanks to staples s ingredients such as balsamic vinegar, asparagus, couscous, ground pepper and of course strawberries. The wild mixture of flavors complement each other perfectly and you’ll be surprised how delicious the end results can be. If you want to prepare something quite different for the family then try this recipe out.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

http://www.vanilla-and-spice.com/2012/06/roasted-strawberry-chickpea-asparagus.html  

 

  1. Cannoli-Stuffed Strawberries

 

This would be so fun to eat on Valentine's Day!” – jthelander 1231

This is a low carb and deliciously sweet dessert that packs creamy cannoli mixture into ripe, refreshing strawberries. The recipe itself is super simple and incredibly quick, all you do is mix ricotta cheese, sugar and vanilla, then spoon out some of the inside of a halved strawberry and pipe the cannoli mixture into the strawberry. That's it!

It's not mentioned in the recipe, but if you're using enough strawberries you could easily make a quick coulis with the insides of the strawberries you'd otherwise waste. Just squeeze them and sieve them to get rid of the pulp and seeds.

This is a one-two combination that will absolutely be a favorite at any family get together. Kids and adults alike are going to be gobbling these down like candy.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

http://www.everydaydiabeticrecipes.com/Fruit-Recipes/Cannoli-Stuffed-Strawberries  

 

 

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  1. Strawberry Banana Sorbet

 

Made this last night and LOVED it! My whole picky family loved it. We can never eat the frozen desserts because of all of our food allergies, but we all ate (and loved) this one.” – Sarah S

This is a perfect way to keep cool during the hot summer days. What’s more this is an extremely easy recipe to make, so a  great one with which to get the kids involved.

Just prepare a couple of strawberries, some bananas, honey, cornstarch and lemon juice and you are already half way there. Use a blender and make a strawberry, banana and honey puree. Next up is to mix in the remaining ingredients during the cooling process. You’ll end up with a smooth and frothy cream to pop in the freezer. After a couple of hours your Strawberry Banana Sorbet is ready to be enjoyed by the whole family!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Chill Time: 2 hours

http://realmomkitchen.com/7157/strawberry-banana-sorbet/  

 

  1. Strawberry Chicken Salad with Warm Orange Vinaigrette

 

Looks lovely and summery” – Magnolia Verandah

This flavorful summer salad is a perfect side dish for your meal and is also a great choice as a light snack. The combination of veggies and fruits delivers a unique balance of flavors to your mouth and is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite.

The healthy, green vegetables are topped with refreshing strawberries with a side of orange slices for added color and zest. Try this out alongside roasted chicken marinated in citrus to truly appreciate the variety of flavors.

A lot of ingredients might make this seem like a difficult recipe to make but the truth is far very different. Pop evrything in a bowl and just mix together! So easy your kids could prepare it, a great way to start their culinary journey. It is easy, delicious and healthy. What more could you ask for?

Prep Time: 5 minutes

http://www.barefeetinthekitchen.com/2013/07/strawberry-chicken-salad-with-warm-vinaigrette-recipe.html  

 

  1. Strawberry Popsicles

 

Summer just got a whole lot better! I can’t wait to try these. I’m tempted to even splurge on a juicer – the carrot orange part looks so good. Thanks!” – Karen

What better way to end this list than with a good old fashion Popsicle? Summer is already getting closer and we've had a number of beautiful days already. Why give your kids popsicles that contain preservatives when you can make them yourself fresher and healthier?

All you need is a blender, a handful of strawberries, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Once the ingredients are properly liquefied just pour them into a popsiclemold insert a stick and place them in the freezer for a couple hours. If you want some variety we suggest including a slice of kiwi into the mold for added flavor and enhanced appearance.

Do this with your kids and let them savor their work later that day. This is as basic as they come and is definitely a hundred times healthier and more enjoyable than buying popsicles from your local supermarket.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Chill Time: 2 hours

http://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2013/05/strawberry-popsicles.html  

Apple Raisin Crêpes 0

Des Crepes by Frédérique Voisin-Demery

Des Crepes by Frédérique Voisin-Demery cc2.0

This is a wonderfully sweetened crêpe filled with cinnamon apples and raisins. It is a nice classic treat for all to enjoy any time of day. Serve with a few cooked apples and a dollop of yogurt or flavored mascarpone.

Makes: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes


Ingredients

Crêpes:
120g / 1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
120ml / ½ cup milk
120ml / ½ cup water
1.25ml / ¼ teaspoon salt
30g / 2 tablespoons melted butter

Filling:
1 medium apple, puréed
40g / ¼ cup raisins
23g / 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1.25ml / ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


Instructions

Crêpes:
In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour and eggs together. Slowly stir in milk and water. Mix in butter and salt, beat until smooth.
Heat a griddle or skillet to medium. Lightly oil the griddle. Drop batter onto the heated surface. Use about a 60ml / ¼ cup of batter for each crêpe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so the batter coats the surface evenly.
Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes; batter will slightly bubble. Flip and cook 1 minute. Carefully remove and place on a plate. To prevent sticking, put waxed paper between cooked crêpes.

Filling:
In a large bowl, combine puréed apples, raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Assembly:
Fill each crêpe with a generous portion of filling. Roll and garnish with cooked apple slices, sweetened yogurt or flavored mascarpone.

Note:
You can use 240ml / 1 cup of apple sauce if you don’t want to mess with puréeing an apple. The crêpe recipe here works with any topping or filling.

Breton Galettes Pancakes 0

Breton Galettes Pancake

This is a fabulous buckwheat pancake that is filled with egg, ham and cheese before it is folded over. It is quite simple to make and is a great meal when you are not sure what you want to eat.

Breton galettes also make great desserts, stuffed with fillings like bananas and agave nectar.

Makes: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes


Ingredients

60g / ½ cup buckwheat flour
150g / 1¼ cups flour, whole meal or plain
30g / 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1 fresh free-range egg
180 to 210ml / ¾ to ⅞ cup water
120ml / ½ cup semi-skimmed milk
Small pinch of salt
Butter for cooking


Filling

6 thin slices of cooked ham
45g / ¾ cup grated cheese (like gruyere or cheddar)


Instructions

Combine both types of flour together. Add salt, then make a small well in the center for the egg.
Add egg in the middle, and then add the milk and half the water.
Beat with a whisk until mixture is smooth.
Add the rest of the water and melted butter. The batter should be like a thin cream.

If possible, allow the batter to rest for a 2 hours or overnight.

Heat a skillet and add a knob of butter. Move the pan around so the butter melts evenly in the pan.
Add a small ladleful of batter and quickly swirl it around. The batter should make a very thin layer and cover the whole of the pan. A palette knife or an egg slice can be used to spread out the batter. Cook for 2 minutes over medium heat, or until it comes away from the pan easily when you shake it. Toss the pancake over and cook for 1 or 2 minutes on the other side.
Flip the pancake back over and then add a very small knob of butter, a slice of ham and 15ml / 1 tablespoon of grated cheese onto one side of the pancake.
Fold in half over the filling, and then fold in half again. Cook on a very gentle heat for 1 minute, or until cheese melts.

Note: The addition of plain wheat flour improves the texture of the galettes. If you prefer gluten-free, use 150g / ⅔ cup buckwheat flour instead.