As promised on Tuesday in my Cabbage Carrot Salad with Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise post, here is – not home made nutella filled crepes – BUT, much better, a Homemade Nutella Crepe Cake!!! You should have seen my kids’ faces when they saw the cake. It was nearly impossible to take the photographs. They wanted to dig into it right.that.second. and who can blame them? It does look delicious and it surely was, too. After having a piece my son exclaimed: Yummy Mommy! I want that for breakfast tomorrow, too, and I want to take that to school as snack pleeease. Ha! There you have it. That’s how it tastes. Enough explanation? I recommend to eat it with loads of raspberries because the cake is extremely chocolaty in the mouth and the raspberries give it the perfect counterbalance and freshness.
Homemade nutella is ten thousand times healthier than the store bought varieties and while you do have to worry about that belly fat while eating it you do not have to worry about any other effects store bought spreads might have on your health. There are only very clean ingredients in my Homemade Nutella Recipe. Hazelnuts contain high amounts of Iron, Vitamin B-6 and Magnesium and the raw cacao adds to the iron and taste of couuuurse. There is no healthier way to eat nutella…
In terms of photography, I had mentioned in my previous posts that I miss my sister’s beautifully manicured hands for my movement shots but how do you think I was able to solve that problem here? I just let the powdered sugar fall from outside the frame, ahaha. Clever, eh? For the future I will just try to pimp my hands a bit because it surely does look beautiful to have pretty hands moving things in photographs, don’t you think? In the pictures that I had taken using her beautiful hands shaking powdered sugar on ugly crepes with yucky-looking strawberries I had rolled the crepes but they flattened out and just the whole dish didn’t look very presentable. Thank Goodness Pinterest exists and that’s where I get most my inspiration for food styling. I don’t typically look for inspiration on what to cook, that is usually defined by whatever beautiful fruits and vegetables I found that week. However, once decided what to cook, I go on Pinterest to look at how others have styled dishes with similar ingredients to see what looks good (to my eye) and what not and then come up with a mixture of the most beautiful food photographies. I haven’t heard of any other blogger doing it that way but this is what has worked for me so far. In this case it took me about 0.1 seconds to know how my crepes had to be styled because I immediately stumbled upon Butter and Brioche and her inspiring Tiramisu Crepe Cake. It looks so scrumptious I just HAD to style my crepes the same way and I believe you should, too. There is no prettier way to eat crepes…
Homemade Nutella Crepe Cake
- Prepare Homemade Nutella first so it has time to thicken a little (if Homemade nutella is prepared a day ahead, take out of fridge so it can soften a little).
- Add to your blender in this order: eggs, flour, milk, oil, vanilla, salt.
- Blend all ingredients until no lumps of flour are seen anymore. If necessary take a spatula and scrape down the sides (remember to disconnect your blender before going in with any utensil to avoid accidents).
- Put a 9" (20cm) non stick pan on the stove over low medium heat (my stove heat goes from 1-9 and I typically turn it to 4) and let the pan get really really hot (wait at least 10 minutes).
- Once pan is very hot, add about a pinky fingernail sized piece of butter to the pan and let it melt completely.
- Move the butter around with a spatula to evenly coat all the surface.
- Add 1/4 cup crepe batter to the middle of the pan and move the pan around holding it by the handle until the whole bottom is covered.
- Cook for about 1 minute, then carefully turn the crepe and cook for another minute.
- Turn around your pan and let the crepe fall flat on a wooden cutting board and cover with a big plate or a pot lid to keep in it's steam and keep the crepe soft so it won't break later.
- Repeat previous 5 steps until all batter is finished adding a new cooked crepe on top of the one before and covering right away again.
- Once all crepes are cooked you can remove the plate or lid and start building the cake by spreading a thin layer of nutella on a crepe and then placing it on a plate and covering it with another crepe and so on until all crepes and nutella are finished.
- Put loads of raspberries on top and decorate with a little bit of powdered sugar.
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