Crepe Cake Recipe
Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen
This crepe cake recipe takes some time, but if you want to make something different, it is not difficult. The crepes are blueberry flavored, there is pudding between the layers and it is served with fresh blueberry sauce. Delicious!
Basic Crepe Batter
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
7 Tablespoons granulated sugar
6 Tablespoons browned butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup blueberry concentrate
Extra butter for cooking the crepe
2 1/4 cups whole milk
3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups fresh blueberries
2 Tablespoon water
4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons cold water
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
(Makes about 2 cups)
In a large bowl, measure out the flour, salt and sugar.
In a small pot, melt the butter in a small pan till it is lightly brown. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, bring the milk and blueberry concentrate to a simmer. Set aside and let cool down.
Break the 6 eggs into a bowl and whisk together, and the vanilla to the eggs.
Mix the egg mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Beat with a mixer till it is well combined.
Add in the warm milk/blueberry concentrate and the and browned butter. Beat until well mixed.
Pour the batter into an airtight container.
Place the batter into the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
In a large saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. while constantly whisking, mix in 1/4 cup of the milk until smooth. Whisk in the egg yolks and remaining milk.
Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, whisking often, until the pudding begins to thicken and just starts to bubble, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium low and stir constantly,stir with a rubber spatula scraping the bottom and sides of the pan, 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla extract until the butter is melted and completely incorporated.
Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator along with the crepe batter.
In a small pot combine the blueberries, water, sugar and salt.
Stir together and cook over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, then bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 7 minutes or until the berries burst.
Pour a small amount of the hot blueberry juice into the cornstarch, stir to combine then pour the cornstarch mixture back into cooking sauce.
Stir and cook for another 2 minutes, then remove from the heat.
Transfer the blueberries into a container.
Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
COOKING THE CREPE
Lay out a few sheets of parchment paper on the counter top or in cookie sheets.
Remove the container with the crepe batter from the refrigerator.
Let it sit until it comes to room temperature. Whisk the batter before using.
Heat a non stick frying pan or crepe pan over low heat. Brush some melted butter on the pan. Once the pan gets warm, pour about 3 tablespoon of batter onto the pan. Swirl to create a thin covering of batter.
Cook for one minute, then using a large flipper carefully flip and cook the second side for one minute.
Remove from the frying pan and lay the crepe onto the parchment paper.
Continue this all batter has been used, and DO NOT stack the crepes. Rather, lay them out individually onto the parchment paper.
You will get 20 crepes, (more or less, depending how big you are making them)
Line a cake plate with plastic wrap.
Begin by placing the first crepe onto the plastic lined plate.
Spread a tablespoon of pudding onto the crepe.
Top with another crepe. Repeat the process till you have used up all the crepe and pudding ending with a crepe on the top.
Wrap crepe cake with plastic wrap.
Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
When you remove from the refrigerator, you can trim around the outside of the crepe cake to tidy the edges up.
Serve the crepe cake chilled with the blueberry sauce.
You can also serve with whipping cream if desired.