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French crepes. Thin pancakes with prunes and cottage cheese


French pancakes on milk without yeast yeast are known to many under the name crepes, which in French means pancakes or fritters. In the recipe I will tell you how to cook thin pancakes with prunes and cottage cheese in a French manner. I like a small amount of flour in crepes, and this does not affect the quality, taste and satiety of the dish.

French crepes. Thin pancakes with prunes and cottage cheese

Filling for crepes can be any, in my opinion, gentle homemade cottage cheese or ricotta with dried fruits - the most suitable option.

Prepare different pancakes for Shrovetide - thin and thick, yeast or sour cream, because the whole Shrovetide week it is customary to treat relatives and friends with delicious pancakes!

  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Servings Per Container: 3

Ingredients for French Crepes

For pancakes:

  • 2 chicken eggs;
  • 160 ml of milk;
  • 35 g butter (+ lubricating oil);
  • 60 g of wheat flour, s;
  • 5 g of granulated sugar;
  • 2 g of soda;
  • salt, frying oil.

For filling:

  • 200 g of cottage cheese;
  • 30 g sour cream;
  • 50 g cane sugar;
  • 100 g of prunes;
  • lime zest;
  • mint, fresh berries, icing sugar for serving.

The method of preparation of French crepes. Thin pancakes with prunes and cottage cheese

Making a filling for French crepes

We wipe the cottage cheese through a sieve to get rid of lumps. You can take mascarpone or ricotta, usually these delicate varieties of cheese are simply mixed with fillers (sugar, fruits, dried fruits).

Wipe the cottage cheese through a sieve

We add sour cream, cane sugar to the mashed cottage cheese and rub the zest of half of lime on a fine grater.

Add sour cream, cane sugar and grated zest of half lime

Soak the prunes in warm water, rinse, squeeze, cut finely and add to the curd mass. Mix the ingredients, put in the refrigerator.

Add chopped prunes. Mix and put in the refrigerator

Making pancake dough

Break two eggs into a bowl, add a pinch of fine salt and granulated sugar. Mix the eggs with a whisk for 2-3 minutes.

Mix eggs, salt and sugar in a bowl

Pour cold milk into a bowl, mix the ingredients again to form a light foam.

Add milk and mix until frothy

Melt the butter, cool. Pour melted butter into a bowl, mix again.

Pour melted butter into a bowl, mix again

Add soda to the wheat flour, literally on the tip of the knife, sift the flour into a bowl with liquid ingredients.

Sift flour with soda into a bowl

Quickly mix the dough, the consistency of it will resemble cream, that is, a little thicker than milk.

Knead the dough for pancakes

Cooking thin pancakes

We heat the pan, grease with a thin layer of cooking oil. For a pancake you need no more than two tablespoons of dough, otherwise the pancakes will turn out to be thick.

So, pour the dough, distribute evenly, fry until brown on both sides.

Fry thin pancakes in a pan

Fold the finished pancakes on a plate, generously lubricate with butter.

Grease ready-made pancakes with butter

On a quarter of the pancake we lay the filling, fold in half and half again.

We spread the filling on the pancake and collapse

Fill all the pancakes with the filling, put it on a large dish.

Fill all the pancakes with filling, put them on a large dish

Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar, mint leaves and fresh berries. However, if there is no mint and berries, homemade jam or jam will be successfully replaced. Bon Appetit!

Sprinkle French crepes with prunes and cottage cheese with powdered sugar and decorate with mint and berries

Cook pancakes for Shrovetide and just like that. This homemade dessert makes you feel warm.