French cuisine features a collection of classic recipes ranging from rustic to haute cuisine. One of the most internationally recognized recipes from France is a popular dish from Brittany - wafer-thin crêpes. Made with only a few ingredients, the French Crêpe is easy to prepare, and just requires a bit of practice. Crêpes are often enjoyed filled and topped with a variety of sweet to savory ingredients. Our crêpes recipe showcases a traditionally sweet favorite filled with ricotta and berries.
Mix together the flour, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, 1 tbsp. sugar and salt. Add in the milk, bit by bit, stirring after each addition to prevent clumping. Let the crêpe batter rest for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, wash and sort the berries. Slice strawberries, if using. In a medium bowl, juice the orange, then mix in the orange liqueur and 1 tbsp. sugar. Add the berries and marinate for 15 minutes.
Finely grate the lime peel in a medium bowl. Juice lime and add to the bowl, then mix with ricotta, vanilla sugar, and the remaining sugar. Beat the cream to stiff peaks and carefully fold it into the bowl with the ricotta mixture.
Once crêpe batter has rested for 15 minutes, beat the egg white and fold it into the batter. For each crêpe, heat a tablespoon or two of butter in a crêpe pan, e.g. Fissler’s luno® crêpe pan. Fry 4 crêpes in the pan one at a time. Place 1/4 of the ricotta filling onto each crêpe, fold it, and serve it with the berries.