Wednesday, March 16, 2016

St. Paddy’s Day~Irish Cream Crepes

A perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day

Here’s a special treat for all your St. Paddy’s Day leprechauns. While I was browsing the Internet recently, I saw a few recipes that reminded me that our favorite Irish holiday was just around the corner. I have been known to turn certain foods green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Keeping that in mind, I decided to take my favorite crepe recipe, and change it up for the day. I also made a luscious Whipped Cream flavored with Irish Cream, or if you’d prefer, Dulce de Leche whipped cream works very well, too. The choice is yours! 
I served mine smeared with some Chestnut Spread. Something yummy I picked up in Italy last year. Once they were folded in quarters, I finished them with a dollop of whipped cream.   You can find Chestnut Spread in many specialty stores, or on Amazon. These babies were delectable! Hope you’ll give them a try! Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! 



For the next few weeks I will be on Long Island soaking up my grandkids. Getting lots of hugs from my grandsons and granddaughter makes everyday better. It has been such a great visit so far. Over the weekend, we attended a SCMEA Concert that my granddaughter was chosen to be part of. Such a great event, with wonderfully talented kids! Last night we were at a Board of Ed. meeting, where my granddaughter read her winning essay! Next weekend, we will be attending her school play. For grandparents, these are the best of times! 


My coveted de Buyer crepe pan…best pan ever
Wonderfully delicious Irish Cream Crepes
Join me?
Happy St. Paddy’s Day




Irish Cream Crepes
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 1 1/3 cups milk 
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • 2 tablespoons Irish Cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon of green food coloring, optional
Directions
Whisk together, in large bowl, the eggs, milk, melted butter, flour, sugar, salt, Irish Cream and green food coloring until smooth. You could do this in a blender.
Heat a medium-sized skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter or oil to the pan. Using a small ladle, spoon about 2-3 tablespoons crepe batter into the hot pan, tilting the pan so that bottom surface is evenly coated. Cook over medium heat, until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes…flip over and cook till lightly browned. Serve immediately.


Dulce De Leche, or Irish Cream Whipped Cream
  •  2 cups heavy cream
  •  1 Tablespoon brown sugar (or powdered sugar)
  •  2 ½ Tablespoons of Dulce de Leche (or 2 Tablespoons Irish Cream)
Combine all ingredients. Then whip until peaks form. Enjoy!
Stores well in refrigerator for up to 3 days.


          



7 comments:

  1. The crepes look wonderful Kathy. Happy St Patrick's Day. Enjoy all the fun of being a
    Grandma, those times are so precious.

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  2. They look so evenly thin and beautiful!

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  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day Kathy!!!

    Oh you lucky girl. Not only are you on Long Island, you are spending precious time with your grandchildren too!!! Enjoy every single moment as I know you will. Congratulations on your grandaughter's achievements. School plays are the best especially when the grandkids are in them, priceless memories:)

    These Irish Cream Crepes sound scrumptious, Kathy. Thank you so much for sharing...

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  4. Yum, now I am hungry for crepes.

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  5. This is a fun St Patrick's Day treat! Next year I must make sure I have some Irish Cream around! Enjoy your visit with your grandkids! I am sure they are loving having you around!

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  6. Oh my! Where have you been all my life? This is an exceptionally lovely dessert Kathy!

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