Mar 11, 2011

Q&E Freezer Desserts Part 2

One of my best strategies for easy hassle-free entertaining is to make a few desserts and freeze them. To serve a great frozen dessert try not to keep them more then a  month give or take. Give them a thaw and you are on your way to a perfect ending to your meal.

Remember cakes are better frozen unfrosted. Frost them when you remove them from the freezer.

How about making crepes? These can be made ahead and frozen with wax paper between them.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (for sweet crepes)

Whisk together the flour and the eggs in a large bowl. Slowly add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.  Add vanilla if using. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.

Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.

Chocolate Crepes
Variation: 1/4 cup cocoa powder added to the basic recipe for chocolate crepes.11a

  • Fillings:
  • 2  pkg 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup mashed fresh strawberries
  • Whole strawberries for garnish

      In bowl of mixer fitted with a paddle, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sour cream, sugar, strawberries and vanilla. Beat until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

      Put about 1/3 cup filling in each crepe and fold. Garnish with whipped topping and whole strawberries.

      Filling: Soften Ice Cream

      Hazelnut Filling:

      • 1 jar of Nutella
      • 5 bananas, sliced
      • 1 tub of whipped topping
      Spread Nutella on crepe top add banana slices and a dollop of toping.

      0106_msl_cakes15_lThis is a crepe cake from Martha Stewart’s website. Try it, it isn’t as hard as it looks.

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