Boston Cream Crepes


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One of the things I really enjoyed while I was living in the US was Boston Cream Doughnuts. Before I headed to my class, I had done two things; unbury my car from the snow and stop by my closest Dunkin Donuts to buy two Boston creams to enjoy during my day. I was living up in Manchester New Hampshire and I am sure you all know how cold it is up there. Now, multiply this by three for a person like me. I come from a country that when snow reaches one inch everything paralyzes. As you realize I was freakin cold and had to wear my entire closet to keep me warm.

Cold was one thing that was hard for me to get used to. All this snow and the very low temperatures were making my life really hard there. Another one fact that was difficult for me to cope with, was that I was away from my family and friends. I was 25 and it was the first time I was leaving home. I was not afraid; not one bit, but I was really missing my relatives and my friends. I was always in the search of the cheapest telephone company to be able to call home as many times and as much as possible.

boston-cream-crepes

It was back in the 90’s and fast food and highly processed food were the stars of the show. I remember one funny story that I want to share with you. I was living in an apartment in a condo about 20 minutes from my college camp. Since I was feeling so nostalgic about Greece, I was trying to do anything possible to keep the memory alive. One of the things I never stopped doing was cooking. Even though it was just me, I kept cooking at least three times per week, delicious Greek food that made me feel like home.

In my condo there was a guy who was working in the maintenance and he was really friendly and kind to me and I, in return, had given him a bottle of ouzo after one return from the homeland. One day he knocked up my door and after the usual chit chat, he told me that one of my floor’s tenants complained because the corridor smelled from my cooking. Now what do you think of that? I thought it was the strangest and funniest thing I have ever heard. How can anyone be annoyed by the smell of a meal? I replied that nothing would make me stop cooking and I didn’t see anything in the building regulations that would deprive me of that activity. I don’t know what happened after that, but no one bothered me for the rest of my stay there and I kept cooking in an even more intense mode.

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Boston Cream Doughnuts were some of the things I loved eating back then. I was taking them to class with me or bringing them back home to enjoy after a delicious meal. I was craving them the other day and I thought it would be a great idea to make change things up a bit and instead of making doughnuts I could make them in crepes’ version. I think it is healthier and with less calories. I made a batch and they disappeared before weekend was over. They are perfect even for guests and gatherings because you can prepare everything in advance and warm them up and stuff them minutes before serving them.

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4.8 from 5 reviews
Boston Cream Crepes
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Dessert
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Crepes
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
For the Cream
  • 4 egg yolks, slightly bitten
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp + 1 tsp corn starch
  • 2 cups full fat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sugar
For the Chocolate Ganache
  • ½ cup heavy cream, 35% fat
  • 150 gr. / 5 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 ½ tsp honey
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Crepes
  1. In a bowl or blender put all the ingredients and whisk vigorously for about 20 seconds.
  2. Put the batter in the fridge and let it rest for at least one hour or overnight.
  3. When ready to make the crepes, make them either in a crepe iron or in a skillet.
  4. Set them aside.
For the Cream
  1. Take a pot and put everything but the vanilla extract and the yolks in.
  2. Put it on medium heat and whisk until the batter starts to thicken.
  3. Remove and add slowly, slowly the eggs, whisking constantly.
  4. Add the vanilla and mix.
  5. Put on low fire again and let it boil for one minute, continuing the whisk.
  6. Put it in the fridge for at least two hours or overnight.
For the Ganache
  1. In a pot pour the heavy cream and the chocolate and in medium heat melt the chocolate to incorporate.
  2. Remove from heat and add the honey and whisk.
  3. Assembly
  4. Take one crepe place couple of spoonfuls of cream, fold it and top it with the chocolate ganache.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Inspired by Martha Stewart

 
4.8 from 5 reviews
Κρέπες με Boston Cream
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Επιδόρπιο
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
Για τις Κρέπες
  • 2 μεγάλα αυγά
  • ¾ φλ. γάλα
  • ½ φλ. νερό
  • 1 φλ. αλεύρι
  • 3 κ.σ. λιωμένο βούτυρο
  • 1 κ.γ. ζάχαρη
Για την Κρέμα
  • 4 κρόκους από μεγάλα αυγά
  • ½ φλ. ζάχαρη
  • 4 κ.σ. + 1 κ.γ. κορν φλάουρ
  • Μια πρέζα αλάτι
  • 2 φλ. πλήρες γάλα
  • 1 κ.γ. εκχύλισμα βανίλιας ή 2 βανιλλίνες
Για τη Σοκολατένια Γκανάς
  • ½ φλ. κρέμα γάλακτος 35% λιπαρά
  • 150 γρ. κουβερτούρα
  • 1 ½ κ.γ. μέλι
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
Για τις Κρέπες
  1. Σε ένα μπολ ή μπλέντερ ρίξτε όλα τα υλικά και ανακατέψτε δυνατά για 20 δεύτερα.
  2. Βάλτε το μίγμα δτο ψυγείο για τουλάχιστον 1 ώρα ή όλη τη νύχτα.
  3. Όταν είστε έτοιμοι, φτιάξτε τις κρέπες ή με την ειδική συσκευή ή σε ένα τηγανάκι.
  4. Βάλτε τις στην άκρη.
Για την Κρέμα
  1. Ανακατέψτε τη ζάχαρη το κορν φλάουρ και το αλάτι σε μία κατσαρόλα και προσθέστε και το γάλα.
  2. Βάλτε τη στη φωτιά σε μεσαία θερμοκρασία.
  3. Ανακατέψτε μέχρι το μίγμα να πήξει.
  4. Πάρτε από αυτό το μίγμα περίπου δύο κουταλιές της σούπας και ρίξτε τις στους κρόκους και ανακατέψτε.
  5. Με αυτό τον τρόπο τα αυγά θα έρθουν στην ίδια θερμοκρασία με το μίγμα και δεν θα ψηθούν μέσα σε αυτό.
  6. Βγάλτε την κατσαρόλα από τη φωτιά και ρίξτε τους κρόκους.
  7. Ανακατέψτε καλά και ξαναγυρίστε την κατσαρόλα στη φωτιά.
  8. Ανακατέψτε καλά μέχρι να πήξει τελείως.
  9. Βγάλτε από τη φωτιά και ρίξτε τη βανίλια.
  10. Αφήστε να κρυώσει για λίγα λεπτά.
  11. Βάλτε τη σε ένα γυάλινο μπολ, στρώστε μία μεμβράνη ακριβώς πάνω στην κρέμα και βάλτε στο ψυγείο για τουλάχιστον δύο ώρες ή μέχρι δύο μέρες.
Για τη Σοκολατένια Γκανάς
  1. Βάλτε σε ένα κατσαρολάκι την κρέμα να βράσει.
  2. Βγάλτε από τη φωτιά και ρίξτε μέσα τη σοκολάτα και το μέλι και ανακατέψτε καλά μέχρι να λιώσει τελείως η σοκολάτα και να έχετε ένα λείο μίγμα.
Συναρμολόγηση
  1. Πάρτε μία κρέπα βάλτε δύο κ.σ. κρέμα διπλώστε και ρίξτε μία ή 1 ½ κ.σ. από τη σοκολατένια γκανάς.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Έμπνευση από τη Martha Stewart

 

23 Responses to Boston Cream Crepes

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  1. Loganayaki says:

    Absolutely stunning images. Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing…!

    Cheers

    Loganayaki Thamilselvan

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  3. mjskitchen says:

    Best recipe of the night! Boston Cream is such a great food and what you’ve done with it and these crepes is absolutely delightful!

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  5. ZazaCook says:

    Ooh, I am a big fan of crêpes. And these Boston Cream Crêpes look so incredibly good!

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  7. Jennifer says:

    You are making me hungry tonight! Such a lovely presentation! Looks and sounds yummy!

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  9. Miz Helen says:

    Oh my goodness, your Boston Cream Crepes look amazing! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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  11. Monica says:

    We love crepes and this version of yours sounds sensational!!

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  13. Liz says:

    I can’t think of anything better than the aroma of Greek food!! Your crepes look fabulous—what a yummy idea.
    P.S. I dislike the cold and snow, too!

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  15. Barbara says:

    Boston Cream Pie has always been a favorite! Clever to make it in crepe form, Katerina. Don’t you love pastry cream? I always make extra because I keep taking spoonfuls of it. 😀

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  17. I had no idea that you had ever lived in New Hampshire. Manchester was about 30 minutes from our farm and orchard when we lived there. Love your creative idea of making the Boston cream crepes…I know I would love them.

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  19. Katerina mou, these look absolutely mouth watering! Complain about cooking smells? For the love of all holy…
    When I see and read your recipes, I can only envision the wonderful aroma! People… gotta love em!

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  21. Πόσο λαχταριστές δείχνουν Κατερίνα!
    Μου αρέσει που η κρέμα είναι τόσο πλούσια και που δεν λείπει η σοκολάτα :)
    Σε φιλώ

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  23. Juliana says:

    Oh Katerina, these crepes sound and look awesome, I absolutely love the idea of the cream in it…thanks for the post my dear.
    Have a wonderful week :)

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  25. Υπέροχες φωτογραφίες και τόσο αφράτη η κρέμα!!!
    Τέλειο πιάτο!!

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  27. grace says:

    i don’t usually get very excited about crepes, but your filling changes things–what a brilliant and delicious concoction!

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  29. Susan says:

    What a beautiful presentation, Katerina! One of the first things I learned how to bake when I was about 12 was Boston Creme Pie. Don’t ask me why – I saw it in my mom’s cookbook :) Love this simpler, beautiful version with the chocolate drizzles.

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  31. Marion says:

    Φανταστικές είναι Κατερίνα μου..
    Αυτή η κρέμα…τέλεια.
    Πολύ θα ήθελα να είχα αυτό το πιατάκι τώρα 😉

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  33. gloria says:

    Wonderful Katerina !! I love crepes !!!

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  35. Kate says:

    Who complains about cooking in a condo/ apartment? I think fast food waste smells worse.

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  37. They look droolicious! Is that cream like pudding?

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  39. These crepes are drool worthy! I bet the reason that the neighbors were talking about your cooking as they wanted to be invited to dinner as it smelled so wonderful. Sharing, of course!

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  41. Mimi says:

    Wow those look incredible. That’s really horrible about someone disliking cooking smells. I’d rather smell garlic in oil or onions in butter than light incense or candle! My daughter lived in London in an apartment owned by people who only cooked curry. She was always hungry, but loved the smells!

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  43. Summer says:

    These are fantastic ♥

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  45. Ola says:

    Well, what else to do if it was so cold?cooking was a good option and I fully understsnd you

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