Crepes with Blackberry Sauce and White Chocolate: Improv Challenge

Yes, I do know that Valentine’s Day was last week, but isn’t love around all the time?  There never is a wrong day to enjoy fun shaped food.  This month’s Improv Challenge hosted by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker was hearts and flours.  I love a good pun, so I went to work brainstorming heart shaped food using flour.  I had grand plans of decadent desserts, but this semester is has been a little crazy.  So instead I turned to plan B, simple crepes topped with a warm blackberry sauce and white chocolate chips.
Crepes are really not hard to make (I feel like I am always saying this, but I promise it’s true).  All you have to do is whip up this basic batter in a blender or food processor, then the world is your oyster (or crepe?).   You can take this basic recipe and make it a sweet crepe by adding vanilla, cinnamon.  Then fill with fruit, cream cheese, chocolate, and more.  Or if you are in a savory mood, you could add fresh herbs or pepper.  Possible savory fillings include mushrooms, goat cheese, brie, chicken, shrimp, and more.  Crepes are a quick way to whip up a million possible flavor combinations.  Of course, crepes with just a little maple syrup and cinnamon are also a delight.
This time around I chose a beautifully red and sweet blackberry sauce and white chocolate chips.  This blackberry sauce would also go great with a sweetened cream cheese if you are able to keep such things in your fridge without them spoiling on you (single gal problems right here).
Crepes barely adapted from Cooking Light
Blackberry Sauce from Cinnamon Freud
For the Crepes:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Blackberry Sauce:
1 cup blackberries
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-4 tablespoons granulated sugar, to taste
White chocolate chips
For the Crepes:
In a blender or a food processor combine flour, granulated sugar, salt, milk, water, butter, eggs, adn vanilla extract.  Process until combined.  Chill for at least 1 hour.
Heat a small skillet (approximately 8 inches) over high heat.  Grease pan with butter or nonstick spray.  Pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter in the pan and tilt pan to get a thin coating evenly across the pan.  Cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown and flip.  Cook the second side 1-2 minutes.  Repeat with remaining batter.  Keep warm.
For the Blackberry Sauce:
In a blender or a food processor combine blackberries, lemon juice, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and granulated sugar.  Adjust the amount of sugar as needed, depending on the sweetness of your fruit.  Process until combined and the berries are slightly broken down.  Transfer to a small saucepan.  Heat over medium heat and bring to a boil.  Cook for 1-2 minutes, until slightly thickened.
Pour sauce on top of crepes.  Top with white chocolate chips.
Serves 4.
Check out all the other entries for this month’s Improv Challenge and check out Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker for more information!



14 thoughts on “Crepes with Blackberry Sauce and White Chocolate: Improv Challenge

  1. eilonwy says:

    Blender and chill, rather than stir until barely mixed and rest on counter (pancakes). I'm going to be wandering about repeating this for hours, as I really do want to make crepes work. These look delicious.

  2. EasyKoreanFood says:

    Hello! I recently just started a youtube Korean food channel, EasyKoreanFood, where you can learn how to make fast & easy Korean food! It would mean the world to me if you could check it out because I'm just starting out! Thanks!

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