French pancakes in milk without yeast ferment are known to many under the name of crepes, which in French means pancakes or muffins. In the recipe, I will tell you how to cook thin pancakes with prunes and cottage cheese in the French style. I like a small amount of flour in crepes, and this does not affect the quality, taste and nourishment of the dish.
Stuffing for crepes can be any, in my opinion, tender cottage cheese or ricotta with dried fruits - the most suitable option.
Prepare different pancakes for Shrovetide - thin and thick, yeast or sour cream, because during the whole Maslenitsa week it’s customary to treat your loved ones and friends with delicious pancakes!
- Cooking time: 25 minutes
- Servings: 3
Ingredients for French Crepe
- 2 chicken eggs;
- 160 ml of milk;
- 35 g butter (+ butter for lubrication);
- 60 grams of wheat flour;
- 5 g of granulated sugar;
- 2 g of soda;
- salt, oil for frying.
For the filling:
- 200 g of cottage cheese;
- 30 g sour cream;
- 50 g of cane sugar;
- 100 g of prunes;
- lime peel;
- mint, fresh berries, powdered sugar for serving.
A method of cooking French crepes. Thin pancakes with prunes and curd
Making the stuffing for French crepes
We rub through a sieve of cottage cheese to get rid of lumps. You can take mascarpone or ricotta, usually these delicate varieties of cheese are simply mixed with fillers (sugar, fruit, dried fruits).
Add sour cream, cane sugar to grated cottage cheese and rub the lime zest on a small grater.
Soak prunes in warm water, rinse, squeeze, chop finely and add to curd mass. Mix the ingredients, put in the fridge.
Making pancake dough
Smash two eggs in a bowl, add a pinch of fine salt and granulated sugar. Mix eggs with a whisk for 2-3 minutes.
Pour cold milk into the bowl, mix the ingredients again to form a light frothy foam.
Melt the butter, cool. Pour melted butter into a bowl, mix again.
Add soda to wheat flour, literally at the tip of the knife, sift the flour into a bowl with liquid ingredients.
Quickly mix the dough, the consistency of it will resemble cream, that is, slightly thicker than milk.
Cooking thin pancakes
Heat the pan, grease with a thin layer of cooking oil. For one pancake you need no more than two tablespoons of dough, otherwise pancakes will turn out thick.
So, pour the dough, distribute smoothly, fry until golden brown on both sides.
We put the finished blinky on a plate, generously grease with butter.
We put stuffing on a quarter of pancake, fold it in half and once again in half.
Fill all the pancakes with filling, spread on a large platter.
Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar, mint leaves and fresh berries. However, if mint and berries are not found, home-made jam or jam will successfully replace them. Enjoy your meal!
Cook pancakes at Shrovetide and just like that. From this homemade dessert becomes warm at heart.