Crepes are my go-to, quick fill when I'm craving carbs. They can be filled with anything and everything-savory, sweet, your mind is your limit (as one of my favorite instructors used to say). Cherries remind me of going to the summer lake in Russia, when I was very young. This was an annual tradition with family and friends. All the girls used to make cherry earrings-by searching for two cherries which were attached at the stem, and hanging them over our ears! This is a great summer treat-try substituting buckwheat flour for half of the AP flour. Alternatively, use whole wheat flour, in which case you'll need to add a bit more milk (or water) to make the batter the right consistency. —Mariya
For the Crepes
cinnamon (plus 1.5 t for the filling)
nutmeg (plus 1 t for the filling)
For the Filling
fresh cherries (~12 oz)
2 t sugar
In This Recipe
In a bowl, whisk eggs and milk.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, 1 t cinnamon, and 1 t nutmeg.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well (the batter should be the consistency of eggnog).
Heat a small, non-stick pan (~7.5 in) over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
Using a ~2 oz ladle, pour batter into pan and swirl it around, so it coats the entire pan; cook ~40 seconds per side (flipping once); remove crepe and repeat with remaining batter.
Pit the cherries using a cherry pitter. If you don't have one-no worries! Use a small pastry tip (I used #802-it's written on the tip)-put it on your index finger and press the pointed end into the cherry-the pit will pop right out of the back!
Add cherries, vinegar, sugar, 1.5 t cinnamon, and 1 t nutmeg, to a small sauce pan, over medium heat; reduce the vinegar-slowly (you may have to turn the heat down to medium-low or low), until it thickens; remove from heat.
Add the cherry mixture to the ricotta, reserving 8 of the cherries for garnish. Fill each crepe with the ricotta mixture and roll the crepes up; top with reserved cherries and enjoy!