Crêpes with Preserves
Crêpes with Bonne Maman Preserves are delicious for breakfast as well as snacks & desserts.
Crêpes are thin pancakes made with a flour-based batter. This famous French dish is loved around the world and often comes folded and filled with all sorts of sweet fillings.
February 2nd is La Chandeleur in France or “The Day of Crêpes”. Not only is the holiday celebrated by eating a lot of crêpes, but the French also do a bit of fortune telling while making them. It is traditional to hold a coin in your writing hand and a crêpe pan in the other, and flip the crêpe into the air. If you manage to catch the crêpe in the pan, your family will be prosperous for the rest of the year! Give it a try!
Crêpes are easy to make: simply cook a basic batter in a frying pan, fill it with your favorite flavor Bonne Maman Preserves or Jelly and you are set for a treat any time of the year!
Basic Crêpe Batter Recipe: Mix 2 well-beaten eggs, 1 ½ cups of milk or cream, 4 tablespoons of melted or whipped butter and 4 tablespoonfuls of sugar. Add a 1 ½ cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Stir until smooth. Spoon batter onto a pre-heated, buttered frying pan and cook until thin and crêpe begins to brown and can easily be folded over without breaking.
You now have the perfect serving vessel for your favorite flavor of Bonne Maman Preserves. The full flavor and fruity texture of Bonne Maman complement the smooth, mellow taste of the crêpes.
Here are a few other filling suggestions for crêpes and preserves:
Sliced bananas with Bonne Maman Wild Blueberry Preserves
Cream Cheese with Raspberry Preserves
Fluffy, whipped cream with Orange Marmalade and walnuts
Strawberry Preserves, a light chocolate spread and whipped cream
Natural Peanut Butter with Grape Jelly