Thursday, August 16

~Crepe Week~ The Vermonter Crepe and a King Arthur Flour Giveaway



Welcome to another round of our themed weeks.

Remember Salad Week? or Cocktail Week?

Well this time around we are doing crepes! Best part is, we teamed up with AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN! Don't know who they are? Well you have obviously been living under a rock. America's test Kitchen is probably the best website/show you can go to for tried and true recipes. Every single one will work 100% of the time.

All of us bloggers participating in Crepe Week started with their master recipe. To check it out click HERE.

Have you ever made crepes?

I for one have not, for some odd reason I had it in my head that they were fussy. Therefor I never made them. With the help of America's Test Kitchen I got the guidance I needed and quickly realized that, you know what? They are super easy!

The key is a good non stick pan or crepe pan.

The best thing about crepes is how versatile they are. You can pretty much fill them with whatever your little heart desires.



This week we have such an amazing selection of crepe fillings and recipes in our group of bloggers that you are sure to find something to knock you socks off. Here is the schedule of crepe posts this week....

Monday: Wanna Be A Country Cleaver: Mixed Berry and Grand Marnier Crepes
               Comfortably Domestic : Tuscan Crepes

Tuesday: Tenaciously Yours: Southwestern Crepes
               Inside NanaBread's Head: Lemon Creme Crepe Cakes for Two

Wednesday: Climbing Grier Mountain: Pork Belly and Wild Mushroom Crepes
                Munching in the Mitten: Blueberry Ginger Crepes a la mode

Thursday: ME: The Vermonter Crepe
                The Hill Country Cook: A Sweet Surprise Crepe
Friday:  The Grommom –  Prosciutto & Asparagus Crepes
              La Petite Pancake – Strawberry Crepes,  Au Lait

Saturday: Decadent Philistines –  Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Crepes
               From My Sweet Heart –  Red Velvet Crepes with Mascarpone



Also in addition to making all these fab crepes to share with you all, we have giveaways!

Be sure to check out Wanna Be A Country Cleaver, Comfortably Domestic, Climbing Grier Mountain, and The Hill Country Cook for some great cookbook giveaways sponsored by America's Test Kitchen.

Today I have a King Arthur Flour Giveaway! BUT before we get to that, I want to share The Vermonter Crepe with you!

The idea behind my "Vermonter" crepe was using items that scream VT to me. 1 Apples, 2 Maple, 3 Cheese, 4 Fall (sage!) then I threw in some locally smoked ham. When I was assembling my crepes and getting ready to write this post I thought to myself.

Oh no poor Jeanne from Inside NanaBread's Head is not going to love these flavor combos so much. She has this thing with sweet/meat combos. Which is funny because so doesn't my husband. I've slowly turned him over to my side... I mean COME ON who can resist maple and pork products together?!?!

I'm pretty obsessed with the whole cheddar, green apple and sage combo. With fall approaching I have been craving anything with that trio. When you toss in some smoky, sweet, salty ham into the mix you have a flavor explosion in your mouth. Everything pairs so nicely together. I won't lie I hate 3... or maybe 4 of these babies on my own. 



 The Vermonter Crepe
(Crepe recipe adapted from America's Test Kitchen
Yields 10 crepes 
  Ingredients: 

1/2 tsp vegetable oil 
1 cup  unbleached all-purpose King Arthur Flour
1/4 tsp   salt 
1 1/2 cups whole milk 
3 large eggs 
2 tbs unsalted butter, melted and cooled 

FOR YOUR FILLING:

2-4 green apples sliced thin
1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, I use Cabot
10-12 fresh sage leaves
1 tbs of oil
4-6 slices of smoked deli ham
2 tbs of maple syrup  


Directions:

Place oil in a hot pan and heat on low for at least 10 minutes. 

Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl. Whisk together milk and eggs. Whisk dry ingredients together with half of you your milk and eggs. Slowly whisk in butter. Then whisk in the remaining milk/egg mixture. 

With a paper towel wipe oil out of hot pan. Allow the pan to heat for an additional minute.

Pour 1/4 cups of batter into the center of your hot pan. Gently turn pan spreading the batter on the entire surface. Cook the crepes until they edges start to brown and the top is dry. With a spatula gently flip crepe and cook for another 25-30 seconds. 

Place cooked crapes on a cooling wrack while you finish making the rest of the crepes.

For your filling:

In a fry pan add 1 tbs of oil with a thin layer of your sage leaves. Fry leaves on medium heat for about 3 minutes or until they are crispy. Remove from pan and allow to "drain" on a paper towel.

While those are set aside, brush your ham slices with maple syrup and add it into the fry pan frying it on medium heat until crisp. 

To assemble your crepes, in the center of each one, lay a layer of apple slices, shredded cheddar, crumble your ham over cheese, and then crumble your sage leaves over the top . 

Fold edges or roll the crepe.

Enjoy =) 


NOW what you are all waiting for. 

 

You all know how much I love King Arthur Flour right? Not only are they a New England based company, they have a product I swear by. You will not find any type flour in my cupboards but KAF. If you have not tried their flours I strongly suggest you buy a bag. Once you try it I guarantee you will notice a difference in the quality and taste of you baked goods. 

King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

If you have never tried it... well your in luck! 

My friends at King Arthur Flour have gracious offered to give one of my readers a voucher for 1 bag of flour AND this great non stick crepe pan! I have this pan and I assure you, your crepes won't stick!

With the pan and the flour I just know you will be banging out crepes left and right making Julia Child proud! 

Here is what you need to do to enter:

Leave a comment telling me what your favorite crepe filling is.

For additional entries you may leave a separate comment telling me if you have done each of the following:

1) Like Bakeaholic Mama on Facebook by clicking HERE.
2) Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook by clicking HERE.
3) Follow Bakeaholic Mama on Twitter by clicking HERE.
4) Follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter by clicking HERE.
5) Follow Bakeaholic Mama on Pinterest by clicking HERE.
6) Subscribe to Bakeaholic Mama's RSS feed.
7) Subscribe to King Arthur Flours email news letter by clicking HERE.

Giveaway is open Thursday August 16th - August 21st 9pm. Open to US residents only. Up to 8 entries per person.

(Disclaimer: America's Test Kitchen provide crepe making guidance and their recipe to our bloggers this week. King Arthur Flour has graciously agreed to provide one bag of flour and the crepe pan to one winner. I have received to monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.)












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163 comments:

  1. Yum! I'm obsessed with sweet/savory combos and maple!

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  2. strawberry and cream cheese is what I remember having as a kid. I may make these this morning for my lunch. I have some veggies that need to be used up before my CSA delivery today.

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  4. I love Nutella in my crepes.

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  5. Any sort of berry topped with fresh whip cream!!

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  9. Lov it! I need this pan! One of my favorites is Chicken Margarita that I get at a creperie in Philadelphia. Will definitely be making then at home now!

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  14. Strawberries & Bananas & Whip Cream! I follow you on FB and Pinterest and KAF on FB and email :)

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  18. Cream cheese is my favorite filling for everything!

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  19. Cream cheese is my favorite filling for everything!

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  20. This looks great, I cannot wait to try it! I like fruit and cream cheese in my crepes :)

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  21. Cream cheese is my favorite filling for everything!

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  22. Cream cheese is my favorite filling for everything!

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  23. Cream cheese is my favorite filling for everything!

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  24. My favorite depends on the time of year, but i always like something a little creamy and cheesy. Right now, the Bing cherries are still out so that is my favorite. For now.

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  26. I have never had crepes but always imagined I would like them with very cheesey and savory filings!

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  27. i enjoy a bananas foster crepe, and i already like you on facebook :)

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  28. Oh snap! I've been outed to the world about my sweet/meat phobia. Now everywhere I go, I'll think people are whispering, "I know why SHE doesn't eat McGriddles. She doesn't like sweet mixed with meat. Tsk tsk." Ha! Well, I'm trying. I really am. And I'm pretty sure I could eat the apple/ham combination in your crepes, I'm not so sure about the maple. I'll think about it. :) Your photos are gorgeous and I love your giveaway. I'm a huge fan of King Arthur Flour. Love, love, love them. Great job, Carrie!

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  29. chicken/cream cheese crepe....&......strawberry crepe
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  30. Nutella is a perfect pairing for crepes

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  40. The first crepe I ever had was in Switzerland of all place on a high school trip. It was filled with melted chocolate. I've never had one better than that!

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  41. Carrie....these are beautiful and I am so ready for fall! I love the sweet and savory combo, especially with protein. I'm always looking for a way to add fruit to chicken and pork dishes! So I am totally in love with your combo. And being a New England girl, these really appeal to me! Awesome photos! : )

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  42. I love savory crepes! My favorite is brie, spinach, and cranberry relish.

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  43. I love tart cherries for a " sweet" inside or I like a spinach souffle for a savory taste.

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  46. I want these right now!!!! Beautiful pics, Carrie!

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  47. The Vermonter? You are brilliant! I should make one called The Golden Coast :)

    My favorite filling? I am simple -- chocolate and strawberries!

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  48. Your crepes are gorgeous! I love nutella crepes :) :) :)

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  49. My favorite filling is a slice of cheesecake - no joke I've had it before at a place called the crepe maker

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  51. My favorite crepe filling is chocolate!

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  55. my favorite filling is a berry mix and will never forget the crepes I had on the Oregon coast!!!

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  58. I've never actually had a crepe with a filling in it...gasp...I need to do that very soon! Your version looks fantastic and I bet nutella and raspberries would be fab too!

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  62. I love crepes, but have never made them like this before. The apples peeking out look perfect!

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  63. My favorite crepe filling is granulated sugar and fresh lemon juice! Mmmmm!!!!

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  65. My favorite crepe fillings are strawberries, nutella and fresh whipped cream. So good!

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  72. I've always loved warm crepes filled with vanilla or butter pecan ice cream, topped with warm blueberry sauce...superyumful!

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  82. I think it's so hilarious that so many of us had never really actioned crepes before. I mean, you would assume that a bunch of food bloggers would be practically professionals at this and yet...we are not. Well, actually, now we are.

    Loving the sage on top, that may give me a bit of inspiration on what to do with my mini-bush of it!

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  83. Nutella - and I'm great at crepes - many years ago I made Martha Stewart's 40 layer crepe cake!

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  84. We have the best creperie in Dover (Silver Moon) you have to try it. They have a delish lemon curd/blueberry crepe....

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  86. You're absolutely right - white cheddar, apples and sage is a combination that's hard to beat! Love these crepes and the addition of the smoked ham was ingenious! I definitely have to give these crepes a try. My favorite crepe filling thus far is sauteed wild mushrooms.

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  88. I enjoy crepes filled with plain yogurt, roasted nuts, fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey!

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  91. Favorite Crepe Filling??? A sweetened ricotta filling...and then topped with either maple syrup or a fruit compote.

    Now, I need to make crepes! LOL But will wait til I win the pan! :)

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  92. I like a warm fruit compote in my crepes but this recipe looks so yummy!

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  93. Mmmm sweet and savory! I follow you on Facebook.

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  97. My favorite crepe filling usually involves eggs. I'm bonkers for breakfast crepes.

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  98. Love raspberry!! But I'm from Vermont, so have to say Maple :))

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  110. Our favorite crepe filling is ham and asparagus with a creamy white sauce and mushrooms!

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  111. Cream cheese and canned cherries.. Crepes were the first thing I learned how to make. I was 10 and oh so proud!

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