Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sundae Crêpes: Raspberry Orange

I do love Valentine's Day..., and I love saying I love you! I don't think anyone should reserve sharing their love for Valentine's Day, but I do think it's wonderful that we have a day to solely celebrate our love for the special people in our lives.

I'm told next weekend Gabriel is planning something special, and as I love surprises-I can't wait. This year I spent all week at See's Candies; 10 hours on Saturday trying to convince numerous men that a) Yes! Your wife does want a heart box, b) Yes! Your wife does want her box of chocolates wrapped, and c) Yes! It does matter. On several occasions I just had to take matters into my own hands... sigh... their poor wives...

Happy Valentine's Day!
Raspberry Orange Crêpes
Orange Crêpes
3 eggs
1 ¼ cup milk
Freshly squeezed juice from ½ orange
Whisk until frothy

Add
1 Tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup flour
Dash of salt
Whisk together until smooth
Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes

In a well buttered crêpe or round pan, pour a few tablespoons of mixture over med heat
Spread thin
Allow to cook for a few minutes,
Flip over, repeat on opposite side
Remove crêpe and add a dab of butter, allow to melt
Orange Whipped Cream
Whip cream as normal
When cream is nearly finished, add the zest of one orange with sugar
Whip to stiff peaks

Raspberry Purée
½ cup partially mashed raspberries
2 tablespoons sugar
Stir to blend

Finalè:
Fill with a spoonful of raspberry purée
Fold over both ends
Top with a dollop of orange whip cream, and more raspberry purée

Recipe will yield about 6-8 crêpes


Happy Valentine's Day!

4 Sweet Talkers:

Barbara said...

Oh my! That is a heavenly treat for any day, not just Valentine's Day!
Love your combination- raspberry and orange. YUM

Shari said...

If only I could cook!

Thanks for the yummy pecan logs. I'm enjoying some even as we speak. Yum. Drool. Yum.

Camille said...

oh, this sounds/looks divine! Happy (belated) Valentine's Day to you! Can't wait to find out what the surprise is!

Leslie said...

k...did I miss something? Are you going to be selling your candy through See's? That would be sooooooooooooooo awesome!

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