When my mom visited last year she told me many stories about food Grandma used to make her growing up. For years my mom did not know that what we call crêpes were crêpes because Grandma used to call them pancakes. In honour of my mom and Grandma I wanted to make their version of fruit crêpes and wow, were they ever delicious AND easy!
I still had some batter left in my blender from when I made my savory seafood crêpes so I whizzed it up again and then totally forgot to add sugar. After I made this crepe I sprinkled on some sugar but you know, when you have a sweet filling you can probably forego adding sugar to the crêpe batter.
I spread on some blueberry double fruit jam over the entire surface, rolled them up and added a dollop of jam on top:
You could also sprinkle some powdered sugar on top but I just wanted to eat them up! I made a raspberry version for my husband and they just made me feel like Grandma was in my kitchen making us a treat to eat but it was me, I did it! I am always looking for a taste of home, especially during the winter when life is hard. Even if they are not my memories, they are family food memories and traditions I can keep alive in my own kitchen.
Crepes = YUM! I’m trying to remember the last time I made crepes, it’s been a while! Lucky for me if I get a crepe craving there is a restaurant called The Skinny Pancake within walking distance of my dorms. Their menu is pretty amazing.
Debra She Who Seeks says
What a treat!
Genie Sea says
Isn’t it marvelous how some of our fondest family memories revolve around food? Recreating the recipes bring our loved ones closer. And what a yummy way! 🙂
We always called them pancakes in England and now I’m in Canada we call the English pancakes! We sprinkle them with sugar and squeeze lemon over the sugar, roll them up and do the same on top. My mouth waters just thinking about that taste!
Suzie Ridler says
Amelia, my mom is Latvian and they call them pancakes too. Very cool using lemon juice! I am making shrimp crepes tonight.