Last week I hosted book club at my home which means I am in charge of serving refreshments after our book discussion.
I loved the book we read this month. In fact, I think it may be my favorite book I have read so far this year. We read the book Swan House by Elizabeth Musser. The person who presented the book had actually purchased the book in the gift shop of the Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia. The house is a real place but the story is fiction based on history. It takes place at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta. I highly recommend it. If you liked The Help you will love this book!
Part of the story also takes place in France and because of that I decided to serve crepes for our treat.
I set up a pretty little crepe bar.
I made the crepes the night before using this crepe recipe. I just put a piece of wax paper between each crepe and then wrapped them in plastic wrap to keep them from sticking to each other and drying out.
I made a cream cheese filling for the crepes.
And more berries for on top!
If you’ve never made crepes before don’t be afraid. They are easy to make and you don’t need a fancy crepe maker. I actually make mine in my cast iron skillet. For directions on how to make them go here.
To assemble your crepe put a layer of the cream cheese filling down the middle of the crepe, add some berries and roll up the crepe. Top with whipped cream and more berries and you are ready to go.
You can also add a little lemon curd or nutella to the cream cheese filling or drizzle it over the top if you’d like!
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- 2 C flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 2 C milk
- pinch of salt
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 C powdered sugar
- 4 Tbsp butter, softened
- 2 tsp vanilla
- strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
- Combine all the ingredients into the blender and mix until well combined
- Heat pan and pour in batter (about ¼ C at a time)
- Twirl pan to evenly spread out batter or use a crepe spreader
- Cook until lightly browned on bottom and then flip
- Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth
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