We are going to be making crepes for this strawberry dessert. We will then stack them with juicy strawberries in the middle and on top. This is a fun and delicious dessert that will dress up any table.
Crepes are actually quite easy to make. If you have never made them you need not worry. Chances are your first one will be a mess but the rest should come out beautifully. This video will show you how to make crepes although the recipe is slightly different. The technique is what you are interested in.
The strawberries will get juicy as they sit in the sugar. We will be adding a little bit of balsamic vinegar to the berries which will enhance their flavor.
This strawberry dessert looks like a cake — a crepe cake. GO ahead and serve it like a cake making sure to scoop strawberry juice on every slice.
This is what you are going to need for this exquisite and delicious strawberry dessert:
3 cups hulled, finely sliced strawberries
3 heaping tablespoons confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
Whipping cream for serving
Place the sliced strawberries in a bowl. Add the sugar and the balsamic vinegar. Set aside and let the strawberries render their juice.
In a large bowl whisk the flour and eggs together. Slowly whisk in the milk and water. Mix and add the butter and salt. Whisk until smooth.
Heat a small, lightly oiled frying pan over medium high heat. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter in the hot pan, immediately tilting in a circular motion, coating the whole surface evenly.
Cook the crepe for about 2 to 3 minutes, until the edges start separating from the sides and the bottom is lightly browned. Loosen with a spatula, flip and cook the other side for another 2 minutes. Remove the crepes onto a plate and cool down completely.
Place a crepe in a platter. Add some strawberries and cover with another crepe. Repeat until you have used up all of your crepes (you should have about 8). Finish the stack with a layer of strawberries, making sure the juice covers the whole stack.
Slice the crepe stack with a bread knife and serve with a spatula. Spoon some extra juice and strawberries on top of your piece. Garnish with some whipped cream. Enjoy!