Desserts and Pastries — By Ben on 23 November 2007
Tortilla Crépe

CrépeI don’t think anybody cooks the day after Thanksgiving. I know I won’t for a couple of days. J’s mom brought us a box full of food yesterday that will last for a while. That’s why I looked through some food pictures I took last week to have something to post today.

I prepared this counterfeited crepes one night after dinner when I was craving something sweet but didn’t really want to spend much time in the kitchen. I was watching heroes that night and couldn’t afford to miss a minute. I am a big fan of the show. I had some cream cheese frosting left from my last pumpkin cake and I had to use it somehow. So I took some flour tortillas out of the fridge and some roasted pecans and chocolate syrup out of my baking cabinet and came out with this Mexican cream cheese crepe.


When I first thought about it over the first commercial break, I wasn’t sure it was going to work well. But then I realized that crepes are just a thin layer of flour, eggs, water, milk and butter and flour tortillas are made with, well, four, lard or butter and water, not too much of a difference. That was my reasoning to avoid much preparation, but it worked!

I warmed the tortillas up, filled them with the cream cheese frosting, folded them in four and topped them off with some chocolate syrup (I was out of whipped cream) Although for a moment I thought I had made a culinary breakthrough, I remembered that my mom used to give us flour tortillas with cajeta, honey and strawberry jelly when we were kids and we loved them. So I guess I didn’t invent anything new that Monday night.

If you use flour tortillas for more than fajitas and burritos I’d love to hear your ideas. Tortillas and wraps can be so versatile in the kitchen that there should be some kind of food contest that involve them. I’ll think about that one.

Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(11) Readers Comments

  1. Hola Ben! Don’t know how they finally tasted… but they look great!!! I’ve never tried to do creppes or tortitas, I’m not much into desserts’ cooking but I love eating them!
    I wish Heroes had started here too! I’m totally addicted to it!!!
    Our Xmas day looks like your Thanksgiving… eating and eating… I wish I was a bear to hibernate after those long meals!!!

    • They were very yummy at the end. The cream cheese frosting is good on anything, I think.
      Christmas here is also a big deal, it is time I start thinking what I am going to cook that day :/

      Thank you for stopping by, bienvenida!

      Cheers!

  2. Heroes + Crèpes = Ed starts drooling
    Have you tried putting some vanilla sugar in the flour?

    • I will try that next time I make them. So you are a Heroes fan, too, eh?

  3. I am too full for any more turkey so I started my ice cream diet :)
    Nobody gets me when I tell them that my condiments stapples are cream cheese frosting, chocolate ganache and dulce de leche….crepes baby! That’s why! Looks great!

    • You are not the first one I hear go on an ice cream diet. I gotta try it myself, LOL. I love dulce de leche, too. Too many sweets, what am I gonna do?

      Cheers!

  4. This sounds yummy, Ben. What about frying the tortillas, adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream, sliced bananas, drizzling on some dulce de leche and chocolate, sprinkling on some toasted nuts, a squirt of whipped cream, and voila….One of our favorites. Totally yum! Of course, yours make more sense since you had the stuff and who could resist that cream cheese frosting?

    • OMG! You really want me to gain weight, don’t you? LOL. It sounds delicious that way. And yes, I had all the ingredients and I needed to make something fast in the break commercial. I can’t afford to miss one minute of Heroes!

      Cheers

  5. I use flour tortillas to make a thin crust pizza. I use 2 tortillas, I put mozzerella cheese between the two and then on 2nd one I put pizza sauce and my toppings. Then I bake it in the oven at 400 degrees until cheese is melted. Makes for a simple pizza and one that is not to big for one person to eat.

    • Bob, that is a great idea! Right now I am thinking that I need to eat something and since I am by myself that is the perfect one person pizza. Easy and not too big just for one.
      Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you back soon.

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