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By now, you probably understand that I really love to make any type of charcuterie riff possible. I was thinking recently about how I could probably shape a crepe into a heart when it was folded up and an idea was born.

Crepe Cute-rie.

Crepes are, actually, ridiculously easy to make. I learned this recipe while in Mexico on vacation with friends and until today- I had never even written it down. It’s so easy to remember, there was no need to. Also hey- look how dirty my stove is. It’s the literal bane of my existence.

I digress. Mix all of the ingredients together, and you’ll find that you have a thin pancake style batter. The beauty of using a basic crepe recipe is that it is useful for both savory and sweet crepes.

Once you have your crepes, now it’s time for the best part: Deciding on your fillings!

For Savory crepes, might I recommend you fill them with whatever vegetables you love OR whatever vegetables you need to use up and top it with a lovely mornay sauce? I learned to make this Mornay sauce at cooking class when I was 10, which is to say it is both easy and timeless. It’s still uncommonly good.

My personal recommendation for savory fillings are:

  • Mornay Sauce
  • Sauteed spinach
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Asparagus
  • Steamed Broccoli florets
  • Fresh or Sundried Tomatoes
  • Roasted Garlic, straight up
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Pancetta

Now that you’ve got dinner ready- let’s move on to dessert! My family favorites are:

  • Hazelnut spread (We use Nutiva because it’s got less sugar in it)
  • Lemon Curd
  • Strawberies
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Bananas
  • Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Pear with white chocolate chips
  • Neapolitan Ice cream (This probably makes French people cry at the misery

To shape the crepes like hearts, I folded them in eighths and used a pint glass as my guide. This is neither technical or fancy- they still filled the same and bonus: hearts!

This is a super fun meal for kids- and a super fancy meal to make for your Valentine. And bonus! You can memorize the crepe recipe and feel very fancy.

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