strawberry crepes with creme fraiche

wishing you a happy new year for 2020 and hope you had a happy Christmas πŸ•Šβ˜ΊοΈβœ¨ here is a post to share a summer recipe for crepes (a thin and french kind of pancake made in a crepe pan) with fresh strawberries, creme fraiche and lemon honey from a Christmas edition of nz house and garden magazine (2013) πŸ“ i love crepes and strawberries a lot and hope the recipe could be helpful if you could love the ingredients a lot too or could be hoping to try crepes in case you could not of tried them before. i enjoy looking at all of the pictures in the house and garden magazines and reading the articles too, although the recipes are often so nourishing and delicious looking too and with beautiful photos ! i hope the ingredients could also be quite easy to find where you are from, and you could also include another kind of fresh fruit (raspberries, blueberries, peaches, oranges or grapefruit) if you could like too.

strawberry crepes with creme fraiche

‘this delightful combination will go down a treat. crepes are simple and quick to make – having a good pan really helps. they can be cooked a day ahead; keep them stacked between pieces of baking paper in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat briefly in the microwave a few at a time.’



1 cup of self raising flour

1 teaspoon of caster sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste or extract

about 1 cup of milk (could include almond milk or another kind of plant based milk)

1 tablespoon of butter or spray oil (grapeseed oil could be helpful)


1/4 of a cup of honey

2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

10 to 12 medium fresh strawberries, sliced (could also include another kind of fresh fruit you could enjoy a lot or be able to find a bit easier)

about 1 cup of creme fraiche (could also include thickened cream, vegan coconut yogurt, vanilla bean custard or a thick and creamy yogurt)

icing sugar for dusting


crepes: in a large jug combine flour, sugar, egg, vanilla and enough milk to whisk into a thin pouring batter. allow batter to stand for 5 minutes.

heat a small frying pan or crepe pan and grease lightly with butter or spray oil. pour in about 1/4 of a cup of crepe batter and swirl pan to make a thin circle. cook for 1 minute until pale golden underneath then flip over and briefly cook remaining side. repeat, stacking crepes on a plate and covering them with a clean tea towel.

filling: combine honey and lemon juice and pour half over the sliced strawberries. save remainder in a little jug to pour over crepes (strawberries can be prepared a few hours ahead).

to serve, fold crepes into quarters. spoon creme fraiche (or thickened cream or other kind of ingredient if using) and honeyed strawberries into the pockets and dust with icing sugar. drizzle over reserved lemon honey.

(nz house and garden, 2013)

a note about ingredients: the original recipe noted in the magazine is made with cream although i thought of adding creme fraiche because i love creme fraiche a lot (although you could include thickened cream if you could like too, a vegan coconut yogurt, a thick and creamy greek yogurt or maybe a vanilla bean custard or enjoy crepes without !) in case you could like to or if it could not be so easy to find fresh strawberries where you are from (or if it could be a different season) you could also include any kind of fresh and seasonal fruit you enjoy too (could include pears, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, oranges or grapefruit)

do you love crepes a lot too, or a different kind of breakfast or brunch recipe made with strawberries ?

photo credit: strawberries photo found on pinterest

sources: please note, all of the text noted for the recipe (in a quotation) and the full recipe for the strawberry crepes is originally published in a Christmas issue of a nz house and garden magazine (2013), no 232 on page 122

please note: i also published a couple of earlier posts with recipes made with strawberries, including a recipe for a strawberry smoothie, summer peaches with honey and almonds, a sweet smoothie bowl created by Deliciously Ella and strawberry and banana with honey and almonds, and a couple of posts with healthy and plant based recipes and baking recipes in case you could be hoping to check a couple of earlier posts (please check the recipes category under categories, just on the right hand side of the page) πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈ

disclaimer: please note, the post was created and published independently of nz house and garden and is not a gift or an ad

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