Crêpes With Pastry Cream And Strawberries

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

Crêpes have always been a very dear-to-the-heart dessert here in our household. We just love them to bits. This recipe or this recipe or this recipe might be a good proof of that.

When I recently stumbled upon a recipe that used pastry cream for a crêpe filling I became quite intrigued to learn what this thing called ‘pastry cream’ might be. And why have my crêpes been missing it all those years? As it turned out, the pastry cream is a simple-to-prepare vanilla custard. It tastes very lovely. And with the addition of fresh fruit, it will turn your crêpes into a finger licking summery treat! Recommended! Yum, yum!

Here’s how you can make this recipe too…

 

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

1. To make the pastry cream, in a medium saucepan or pot, combine the milk, little bit of the sugar and the vanilla bean cut in half lengthwise. Place the pot over medium heat.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the remaining sugar until the mixture has lightened in color. Then add the flour and cornstarch. Whisk again to combine.

3. When the milk is steaming and almost boiling, remove the vanilla bean halves, scrape the seeds out and add the seeds back into the milk mixture. Whisk to combine. Then pour the hot milk over the egg mixture, a few tablespoons at a time, whisking constantly, until the mixture is homogeneous. Transfer the mixture back to the pot and continue whisking constantly until the mixture has thickened and boiled for a good minute.

4. Take the mixture off the heat. Let cool. Then transfer to the fridge and let cool completely.

 
 

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

5. Prepare the crêpe batter by whisking together all the ingredients. Cook the crêpes in a buttered or oiled preheated cast-iron or a non-stick pan on medium heat.

 
 

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

6. To serve, top each crêpe with a generous dollop of pastry cream and lots of strawberries.
 
 

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

A scoop of ice cream and some chocolate topping might be good additions too.

 
 

crepes with strawberries and pastry cream recipe

Finally, fold the crêpes or roll them. And enjoy!

Love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from kitchenhealssoul.com.)

 

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Crêpes With Pastry Cream and Strawberries
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Serves: 10 crêpes
 
Ingredients
  • Pastry Cream: 2 cups (500 ml) milk
  • ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • Crêpes: ½ cup (125 ml) milk
  • ½ cup (125 ml) water
  • ½ cup (63 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Finishing touches: 2 pints (1 kg) fresh strawberries, hulled, sliced and mixed with a touch of sugar to bring out the fruit juices
  • ice cream and chocolate topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. To make the pastry cream, in a medium saucepan or pot, combine the milk, little bit of the sugar and the vanilla bean cut in half lengthwise. Place the pot over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the remaining sugar until the mixture has lightened in color. Then add the flour and cornstarch. Whisk again to combine.
  3. When the milk is steaming and almost boiling, remove the vanilla bean halves, scrape the seeds out and add the seeds back into the milk mixture. Whisk to combine. Then pour the hot milk over the egg mixture, a few tablespoons at a time, whisking constantly, until the mixture is homogeneous. Transfer the mixture back to the pot and continue whisking constantly until the mixture has thickened and boiled for a good minute.
  4. Take the mixture off the heat. Let cool. Then transfer to the fridge and let cool completely.
  5. Prepare the crêpe batter by whisking together all the ingredients. Cook the crêpes in a buttered or oiled preheated cast-iron or a non-stick pan on medium heat.
  6. To serve, top each crêpe with a generous dollop of pastry cream and lots of strawberries.
  7. Finally, fold the crêpes or roll them. And enjoy!

 

4 thoughts on “Crêpes With Pastry Cream And Strawberries

  1. 1
    Sandra says:

    I just adore this pastry cream. I served it with prune cake; lovely!

  2. 2
    zohreh says:

    sounds yummy .I think It’s also good with peaches,thanks for sharing .xxxooo.zohreh

  3. 3
    Adriana says:

    Omg – Michelin style for sure. Fantastico.

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