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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!

 

3-Minute Microwave Cheesecake In A Mug For One

microwave mug cheesecake for one recipe

Whether you crave a dessert very strongly and need it in your life ‘right now’ or you like the idea of portion control, this quick and easy recipe might be the right thing for you.

Just imagine – one mug, a few ingredients, all stirred together, then a short microwave time and then… heaven!

I made this recipe the other day and was truly impressed.

A 3-minute cheesecake in a mug? Well… yes, please! Anytime!
 

microwave cheesecake in a mug - ingredients

These are the ingredients that we need.
 

microwave mug cheesecake for one recipe

1. To make the cheesecake, just place the cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla, sugar, egg white and cornstarch in a 1 1/2-cup (350 ml) microwave safe mug or a medium bowl and whisk it all together until nicely combined and smooth. If you worked in a bowl, pour the whole mixture into your mug.

 

microwave mug cheesecake for one recipe

2. Add about 1 tablespoon of chocolate chunks (or chocolate chips) and stir them in.

 

microwave mug cheesecake for one recipe

3. Place the mug in the microwave oven (mine is 650 watt) and cook on medium for about 3 – 3 1/2 minutes.

Since the microwaves are different, you will need to experiment with the baking time a little. The most important rule here is to wait until the cheesecake just starts to bubble in the middle and then remove it immediately from the oven. If it is allowed to bubble and cook further, the mixture will ‘break’.

4. Finally top your cheesecake with graham cracker crumbs and the remaining chocolate chunks.

5. If you are a very strong person then you can let the cheesecake cool to the room temperature and refrigerate it for about 1 hour before eating (in which case I admire you so much… because, you know, after I removed my cheesecake from the oven, it lasted no more than 10 minutes, I think… but psst, tell no one, please.)

 

microwave mug cheesecake for one recipe

A lovely alternative for your cheesecake is to swirl in 1 tablespoon of jam before cooking…
 

microwave mug cheesecake for one recipe

… and then, when done, top it with graham cracker crumbs and some fruit.

Enjoy this delightful treat.

Love,
Petra

(This yummy recipe was adapted from www.2stews.com. It makes one 1 1/2-cup – 350 ml mug.)
 

Individual No-Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Individual desserts in a glass are my favorite go to recipes when I am looking for something quick yet impressive to serve to my guests. The possibilities are really endless here. I have personally already made cream parfaits, yogurt parfaits, individual Banoffee pies, individual peanut butter pies and some strawberry cheesecakes in a glass too. Apart from the deliciousness, I have always loved the cute factor that these little treats possess.

With that said, I just knew that my fate was sealed when I noticed a recipe for a Nutella Cheesecake in the deep waters of the internet… and here’s the rest of the story…

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake recipe ingredients

The ingredients.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

1. To make the individual Nutella cheesecakes, first use a food processor (blender or rolling pin) to crush 12 Oreo cookies into crumbs.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter.

3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth. Add the vanilla and mix to combine. Whip the cream (8 ounces/230 ml) and using a rubber spatula, fold the cream in the Nutella mixture until well blended and no streaks remain. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.

4. Whip the remaining cream with about 3 tablespoons powdered sugar to use for the garnish.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

5. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes (I had just enough mixture for about 3 1.5-cup/300 ml glasses).

6. Evenly pipe the filling into the serving dishes.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

7. Garnish with with additional whipped cream, chocolate shavings and toasted, chopped hazelnuts.

8. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

And that’s it!

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Mmmm!
 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from mybakingaddiction.com. Yield: about 3 servings.)

 

Cookies And Cream Cheesecake

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

This cheesecake is one of those ‘extremely easy to prepare and extremely delicious’ cheesecakes that many of us are huge fans of, I am sure. Well, I definitely am.

The recipe uses Oreo cookies and a few very simple ingredients that you might even have on hand right now. And if you feel a little adventurous, you can try replacing the Oreo cookies with some cookies of a different kind and enjoy the result.

Here is how to make this delicious dessert…

 

cookies and cream cheesecake recipe ingredients

These are the ingredients that we need.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

1. First, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Spray a 9 x 2 1/2 inches (23 x 6 cm) springform pan with no-stick cooking spray or brush it with some vegetable oil.

2. Using a food processor, blender or rolling pin, crush 28 Oreo cookies into crumbs.

3. Place the crushed Oreos in a bowl. Melt the butter and pour it over the Oreo crumbs. Stir to coat all the cookie crumbs with butter.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

4. Pour the Oreo-butter mixture into the springform pan and press it into the pan to form the crust.

5. Bake the crust for about 7 minutes.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

6. Meanwhile, in the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract and mix until well blended.

7. Then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until just combined.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

8. Crumble about 8 Oreo cookies with your fingers and …

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

9. … add to the cheesecake mixture.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

10. Stir together to combine.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

11. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the cookie crust.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

12. Smoothen the batter and place in the oven for about 40 minutes, until the edges are set but the center is still slightly jiggly.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

13.Cool on a wire rack and then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

You will love this!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

Pure heaven!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

This is really delicious, my friends!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

You can additionally garnish your cheesecake with sweetened whipped cream, halved Oreos and even some fruit.

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This yummy recipe was adapted from www.bunsinmyoven.com).