Friday, September 4, 2009

Chef Chuck's Strawberry Crepe Torta

Torta di Crepes


Strawberry Crepe Torta, is a layer cake made with soft thin crepes, creamy flavored ricotta, and sweet juicy strawberries. The cream is blended with ricotta, whipped cream, sugar and vanilla, and is delicious. This is the season for fresh organic strawberries so get creative.

Strawberry Crepe Torta

1 cup flour
1 cup milk

3 eggs, slightly beaten

1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon sugar
pinch of salt


Filling

1 cup strawberries, sliced

6 ounces whole milk ricotta
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 cup whipped cream, firm peaks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
powdered sugar for dusting


Whisk together all ingredients for the crepes, cover and let rest 20 minutes. Meanwhile in a mixer combine ricotta,1 tablespoon heavy cream, vanilla and sugar beat till soft and creamy, about 1 minute. Fold in whipped cream cover and refrigerate. In a 6 inch non stick pan on medium heat pour about 3 tablespoons of batter in center of pan and twirl around to make a round crepe. Cook for about 1 minute then carefully flip and cook another 30 seconds or until golden brown. Cool crepes, lay one in center of plate spread filling lightly then add sliced strawberries. Place another crepe on top and repeat process till the fifth layer. Decorate top layer with whip cream, sliced strawberries and powdered sugar.

18 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous photo! too pretty to eat--well no! lol

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  2. Wow! She's right! This torta looks too pretty to eat indeed! LOL I think I'm going to need to make a market run for berries..this looks so scrumptious!

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  3. Hi YankeeSoaper, Good and sweet, easy to make! Thank You :)

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  4. So pretty! This looks like a easy little treat!

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  5. Yes Ash, Easy and delish!! Thank You :)

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  6. Looks amazing!

    Congrats. on the blogroll!

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  7. Hello Pam, Thank you! How did you hear about the blogroll ? :)

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  8. What a beautiful treat. Looks wonderful :)

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  9. Hi Julie, It was a treat! Good things don't last too long:) Thank You

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  10. I think I died and went to heaven. Those crepes with strawberries, ricotta and heavy cream look absolutely divine!

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  11. What a good idea...it's time of strawberries here...this recipes is great...hummm, I usually do this fruit for kids they love it, I would like to invite you to visit my blog, if you need please there's a translator for your language...
    see you
    Paula

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  12. Hello Velva, Welcome! You are right there is something about sweet strawberries and cream!!
    Thank you :)

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  13. Yes Paula, I will try again to visit your blog, I am looking forward to this! Enjoy:)

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  14. Hello Food Hunter, It was smooth and creamy we can't go wrong!! Thank You :)

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  15. Oh now you gone and done it, put me over the top with this one. Perfect for me since i am not a huge choc eater.

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  16. Hi Live.Love Eat. Very light and smooth!!
    Thank You :)

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