Weekend crêpe stack with blueberry cream and sticky toffee sauce

Recipe from: 26 August 2015
recipe, fruit, sweet

Ingredients 16
Servings 6
Time 00:50

Ingredients

  • CREPES:
  • 600
    g
    cake flour
  • 5
    large eggs
  • 5
    egg yolks
  • 2
    l
    milk
  • 75
    ml
    melted butter
  • FILLING:
  • 150
    ml
    blueberry jam
  • fresh blueberries, plus extra to serve
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 350
    ml
    cream, whipped
  • STICKY TOFFEE SAUCE:
  • 100
    g
    treacle sugar
  • 100
    g
    butter
  • 150
    ml
    cream
  • 15
    ml
    cornflour
 

Method

00:45
 

Crêpes:
Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Make a well in the middle. Lightly whisk the eggs and egg yolks together. Add the milk and melted butter and stir well. Pour three-quarters of the liquid into the middle of the well and stir in the flour gradually from the sides of the well. The mixture should be the consistency of thick cream. Add the remaining liquid a little at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Set aside for about 30 minutes.

Heat a 16cm non-stick pan over medium heat. Once it is hot, grease it lightly and then pour in a thin layer of crêpe mixture. Swirl the pan around so the mixture covers the base and cook until golden, then flip over and cook the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter. Allow the crêpes to cool completely.

Filling:
Fold the blueberry jam, a handful of fresh blueberries and the lemon juice into the cream. Spread over a crêpe. Top with another crêpe and repeat until you have a large stack.

Sauce:

Heat the treacle sugar, butter and cream together and stir until melted and smooth. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent it from burning. Stir the cornflour into a little water, then stir some of the sauce into this mixture. Add to the remaining sauce and stir until thickened. Pour some sauce over the stack of crêpes just before serving and top with fresh blueberries. Serve the remaining sauce in a jug for people to pour over their dessert, if they prefer. Cut the crêpe stack into wedges and serve with ice cream.

Text and image:
Ideas magazine

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