Lightly sweetened buttery crepes stuffed with cream cheese,ricotta, powdered sugar, and a touch of orange zest then topped off with sweet blueberry sauce.They are perfect for breakfast or for a dessert.
Or you can make traditional Ukrainian “Nalisniki” with sour cream on top instead of the sauce. You can also substitute ricotta cheese for farmers cheese (Tvorog). You may choose raspberries or strawberries instead of blueberries.
Crepe batter ingredients:
2 1/2 cup sifted flour
2 cups milk
1 cup water
1 stick butter melted (1/2 cup or 4 oz.)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer combine milk,water,eggs,sugar,salt,and butter.Gradually add flour. Scrape the sides with spatula if needed and mix well. Refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight.
Heat a crepe pan or a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Lightly grease with butter or spray oil. When hot, add 1/3 cup of batter to the pan.
Swirl the pan to spread the batter all around evenly. Then, place on the heat and cook for about 20-40 seconds. When the top is no longer shiny, then you will know it is ready to turn. Flip with a spatula and cook for another 15-45 seconds.
Cheese filling ingredients:
1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)
1 1/2 cup ricotta cheese or tvorog
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
zest of 1 orange
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 stick butter (approx.)
Combine all the ingredients using a hand blender/mixer.
Filling in the crepes :
Spread a good amount of cheese filling around the entire crepe.Roll the crepe in to a tube and place it in a glass baking dish.Repeat for the rest of the crepes.When all done,add little slices of butter on the very top layer. (note: you will have about 2-3 layers of rolled crepes)
Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or when the butter is completely melted and the crepes are fully warmed up.
2 cups frozen blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
squeezed juice of orange
squeezed juice of 1/2 lemon
1 heaping teaspoon starch (I used potato starch)
In a medium sauce pan, heat up blueberries,sugar,and water.bring to a slight simmer.cook for 1 minute or so.Mix together orange juice,lemon juice and starch. add to the hot blueberry sauce. cook for a minute or until sauce thickens. Serve over baked crepes.