Sweet Tortilla Crepes with Homemade Whipped Cream

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Sweet Tortilla Crepes with Homemade Whipped Cream


Photo Updated August 2012


As I’ve said before I’m not a fan of sweets and can always politely decline them. Except for these tortilla crepes (and of course, cheesecake). Even I thought these were fantastic (and that’s saying a lot when it comes to dessert). D loved them too (naturally) and even started to get fussy when he thought I was taking myself a third piece (I wasn’t, by the way). I especially appreciated how these only took 10-15 minutes to make (would have taken even less if I was using store bought whipped cream), but the extra few minutes it took me to whip the heavy cream were definitely worth it.  Homemade whipped cream does not even compare to the cool whip in the tubs or cans. When you make it yourself it is sooo light and fluffy, like eating sugar coated vanilla glazed clouds. Unless of course you over whip it – then you’ve just made yourself some homemade butter. Woops.  I definitely recommend making this dessert and feel free to add any filling you want. I’m just posting the ingredients I used but you can really change things around. I’m sure these would be great with fresh fruit as well; banana pairs well with nutella, strawberries with chocolate, etc. Well actually everything pairs well with Nutella – it even makes wonder bread edible. Anyway, you get the idea.

Photo Updated August 2012

Sweet Tortilla Crepes

Recipe Adapted from How Sweet It Is

Ingredients:

1 flour tortilla

1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon peanut butter

1 teaspoon almond butter

1 tablespoon Nutella

1 tablespoon white chocolate chips

1 tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate chips

drizzle of honey

1/2 cup whipped cream

Directions:

1. Butter one side of tortilla and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cut tortilla in half and cook on both sides (starting with butter/cinnamon side down) over medium heat until slightly crisp.

2. Add all toppings to one tortilla half and then place other tortilla half on top. Chocolate chips should melt – if they don’t, cook tortilla over low heat for 1-2 mins.

3. Cut into 4 slices, serve with 1/2 cup whipped cream and drizzle with honey.

Homemade Whipped Cream (makes 1/2 cup)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon Kahlua

1 teaspoon sugar

Directions:

1. In a metal bowl combine heavy cream, vanilla, sugar and Kahlua. Beat over low speed, then gradually increase speed, continuing to beat until soft peaks form and mixture is thick. Be careful not to over beat (basically taste it every now and then and when its delicious and you just want to eat it by the spoonful you’re done).

sweet tortilla crepes

Original Photo: December 2010

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