Red Velvet Crepes!

How was your “LOVE” day? Were you spoiled? Did you get to spend some time with those you love? It was so fun to read, on facebook, all of the status updates filled with messages of love and devotion to others, and to see the photos of little ones dressed in reds and pinks, holding armfuls of cute little cards and candies. I miss those days in school!

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!

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