Whole Wheat Crepes filled with Mint Cream Cheese with Fresh Cherries

Cherries with Mint Cream Cheese Crepes

I could say that this past week I've been busy, or tired... but I've just been in a slump when it comes to writing. I get like this sometimes, just as many other bloggers do. I feel guilty for not posting, and then I don't want to post even more.  Maybe it's because I've never been much of a writer, so this portion of the blog I have more of a problem with.


I've always been more of the hands on artistic type and not so great with words (I have a tendency to say things like "that thingy mabober" and such). Photography, drawing, painting, working with clay and cooking, are usually my creative outlets, so the writing part tends to take the brunt of it when I'm feeling less than creative!

I'm trying to rid myself of that, but it's definitely difficult. On the bright side, when I'm not writing I usually am photographing food/dishes that I've been busy cooking so I can share!

Cherry

Cherries are one of my favorite fruits, sweet yet sour and oh so messy! I remember going into the back yard to our one cherry tree when I was a kid, and plucking the two or three cherries and eating them as soon as they would show up... unfortunately that tree never seemed to produce more than that each year!

Now, I'm able to usually find decent cherries (especially during the cherry season of late spring/early summer) at the grocery store. I like to try to find different ways to incorporate them into recipes, but usually just stop short of grabbing a heaping handful, washing and eating them as they are.

Recently however, I decided to do something different. I decided to make crepes and use the cherries in them. Looking in the refrigerator, I found some light cream cheese and some fresh mint, and decided that would be a perfect breakfast dish (or even dessert)!

Cherries with Mint Cream Cheese Crepes

Whole Wheat Crepe Batter
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% Milk
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
Whisk the eggs, milk, water, and salt together. Add in the flour. If it seems quite thick, add in water a tablespoon at a time. This will make for thinner crepes. You want your batter to be fairly thin, kind of like cream.

Over a medium heat, ladle in some batter. Tilt the pan (a nonstick pan seems to be best), rolling the batter around in a circle to cover the bottom of the pan and it's spread evenly.

When the edges curl up and inward, flip the crepe over and cook the other side. Repeat with the rest of the crepes.

Mint Cream Cheese with Fresh Cherries Filling
(The measurements below are approximates as I do no measure when cooking)
  • 1 cup cherries, cleaned and stems removed
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup light cream cheese, softened
  • 3 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, more or less to taste
  • 1 tablespoon 1% milk
Using a knife, slice the cherries down the middle. Using your fingers, grab a hold of the seed and twist. This should loosen the seed and make them easy to remove. Place in a bowl. Repeat with the rest of the cherries. Sprinkle the 2 teaspoons sugar over the cherries and toss to evenly coat. Set aside.


Cherry

Put cream cheese and mint into another bowl. If the cream cheese is soft enough, you can use a fork to mix it well. Add in the 2 tablespoons sugar and the milk (this is to loosen the cream cheese a bit), mixing with the fork. If the cream cheese isn't soft enough, use an electric hand mixer.

Lay out a crepe, using a small spoon, add a dollop of the cheese mixture to the crepe and spread around so that it will cover a good portion of the crepe. Don't do this very thick, as it's a bit rich! Add about 5 or 6 cherry halves ontop of the cream cheese, with the cherries more to one side than the other.

Starting from one edge, roll the crepe over to cover the cherries and continue to roll it up. Place on a plate with the seem to the bottom. Repeat with the rest of the crepes. Top off with cherries and cream cheese mixture.


Cherries with Mint Cream Cheese Crepes

The hubby and I both agreed that it was one of the best breakfasts we've had. The little one on the other hand wasn't very happy. I think that just means more cereal for him, while we get the good stuff!!

16 comments:

MaryMoh said...

This looks delicious. I had just made some spelt pancakes filled with bananas and apples for breakfast....mmm...good breakfast for a change :D

Rochelle said...

Thanks Mary! The bananas and apples pancakes you made also sound great :D

penny aka jeroxie said...

that looks so good. must make sure of whole wheat as well. ;)

Natalie said...

Wow--mint cream cheese? How creative--I've never heard of such a thing! Perfect for summer!

Jeanne said...

I love cherries! But I usually eat them before I can cook with them. These crepes look mouthwatering! I love the mint cream cheese filling.

Cristina said...

Rochelle - these crepes look so delish and pretty with the vibrant, deep color of the cherries. Wish I had some right now for breakfast!

I know what you mean about that writer's block. Sometimes it's the feeling of a term paper that's due. :)

pegasuslegend said...

I love crepes and cherry is perfect this time of year, there two flavors are genious!

pegasuslegend said...

I love cherry anything but these are perfect love the combination of mint so different, you really came up with a great combination here of flavors....very nice will be adding to my list..for sure~

Meg said...

Wow - these look amazing! I love cherries.

Susan @ The Spice Garden said...

What a perfect light dessert! The possibilities for flavoring the cream cheese and altering the fruit toppings are many ... perhaps slivered almonds , a bit of almond extract, and a bit of brown sugar ... with the cherries! Such yummy possibilities! Thank-you for this post! I am bookmarking for this weekend's Sunday brunch!

CC Recipe said...

Oh my, this is my kinda breakfast, these crepes look so fantastic!

Isabelle said...

These look really wonderful! I just can't get enough cherries lately.. this year's crop is just so sweet and juicy. Maybe if I can stop eating them for a second, I might give these crepes a try. :)

Thomas Andrew said...

I love crepes. They remind me of my grandmother. I've never had whole wheat but now I'm going to try it.

Sanjana said...

These look so amazing. I've never had cherries with mint but if they taste as good as they look in the pic, I'm in!

Brie: Le Grand Fromage said...

ooo, it's nice to see a whole wheat crepe, and the cherries look so rich and sweet. i love all the combinations of of flavors and textures - delicious!

wooden bed frames said...

This can be a very perfect breakfast for me. Really nice and good looking!

 

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