I’ve always loved French cooking. The French have a certain “je ne sais quoi” when it comes to the kitchen and their recipes continue to inspire me throughout my culinary career. France is home to many tasty dishes, but for this week’s blog, I want to focus on one of my favourite French treats: the crepe. This ancient dish was actually created way back in 7000 BC, but still remains a yummy treat enjoyed by people all over the world. The crepe can make for a delicious meal, snack or dessert for your children.
Crepes are the French version of pancakes and they are often low in sugar, cholesterol, and sodium. Even better, they are extremely easy and fun to make! Your little ones will have tons of fun helping you out with this recipe. This activity is also a great opportunity for your kids to learn about French culture and cuisine.
Crepes can be either sweet or savory in flavour. Savory crepes are usually filled with cheeses and vegetables, while sweet crepes contain fruits or chocolate. One of my favourite crepe recipes is taken right from the Kidco Kitchen. I’ve included this yummy recipe below.
Happy cooking and bon appétit!
Chef Lisa Ruscica
Chief Food Ambassador
Kidco Kitchen Ricotta Crepe with Blueberry Coulis
*Makes 6-8 portions.
What you need:
¾ cup All-Purpose Flour
¼ tsp. Salt
¼ cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup Milk
1 tbsp. Sugar
For the Toppings:
1 cup Ricotta Cheese
¼ cup Blueberry Topping
What to do:
1. Always start by washing your hands.
2. Whisk the flour, salt, eggs, vegetable oil, milk, and sugar until blended. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
3. In a slightly greased, non-stick pan, fry the crepe for 60 seconds on one side, until the edges are brown, then 30 seconds on the other side.
4. Remove from the pan and allow the crepe to rest before stuffing it.
5. Spread 2 ounces, about 3-4 tablespoons, of ricotta cheese over crepes leaving a slight edge.
6. Top with ½ cup blueberries and roll-up the crepe.
7. Top each crepe with a spoonful of blueberries. Enjoy!