Crepes

Somewhere between a breakfast food and a dessert are these strawberry and Nutella crepes. If you have never had a crepe, think of them as a thin, tender pancake. ​This tradtitionally French food is often filled with a variety of fruits and creams. At our house they are treat. Mostly because they have to be made one at a time and there are six of us. It can be rather time consuming, but totally worth it.

The Recipe

Crepes

Ingredients:

1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Milk
1 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of salt
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla
 
Filling Ideas:

Fresh Fruit
Nutella
Yogurt
Peanut Butter


Directions:

Combine all dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Batter should be the consistancy of thin pancake batter. Pour 1/2 to 3/4 cup of batter into a preheated (medium-high) small skillet. Cook just until set and the edges are dry and this flip. Cook just until done.

Transfer crepe to a plate and top with fillings of your choice.  Roll crepe gently.

Enjoy!




The Recipe
Sugar Cream Pie

Ingredients:

3/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Cornstarch
5 Tblsp Unsalted Butter, divided
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Cup Half & Half
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Pie Crust, pre- cooked
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Directions:

Mix the sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl, set aside.
In a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat, add 4 Tblsp butter, the cream, and half and half. After the butter has melted, stir with a wire whisk and slowly add the sugar mixture. Cook, stirring constantly with the whisk until thick and creamy. this should take about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour mixture into pie crust. 
Melt 1 Tblsp butter and drizzle over the top of the pie. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Place pie under heated broiler until butter bubbles, about 2 minutes.
Refrigerate, served chilled.
Sugar Cream Pie
I've never really been a cake person. I mean, I'll eat it at birthdays or special occasions, but I don't just suddenly crave it. Pie is a different story. I have never found a good reason to pass up a piece of pie. There are pies I don't like, but not many, and they aren't usually *really* pie, just some dessert-like concoction of ingredients that someone decided to put in a pie crust. Many more just sound mouth watering. Apple Pie, Strawberry Pie, Peach Pie, Blueberry Pie, Cherry Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie. Those can almost feign healthiness with their all-nautural fruit filled base. Surely not ALL of the wholesome goodness is lost between the carb filled crust and masses of sugar.
Speaking of sugar, that brings us to my favorite pie, and the purpose of this post, Sugar Cream. Other than the possibility of some calcium, there is zero health value. At least physically. I would argue that there is a very high mental and emotional health value.
Sugar Cream pie became the State Pie of Indiana in 2009. I certanly hope that the other 49 states have seen the value in having a State Pie as well, but Sugar Cream belongs to Indiana.
There are various recipes for Sugar Cream Pie out there, I have posted mine here because it is the best. You are welcome. If you try it and decide that sugar cream pie just isn't your thing, I will try not to judge you or to wonder too long what is wrong with your palate.