View Full Version : Made Strawberry Crepes - Tips Please
06-08-2006, 09:12 AM
My crepes turned out pretty well. Whenever I dehydrate sheets of crackers or fruit, I have difficulty spreading the batter evenly. I use a spatula but I always get high spots and low spots. Once the crepes dehydrated, they were more even. How do you get your batter to spread evenly?
I only had really raw cashews, which are very bitter and are darker so they didn't blend very smoothly. I'll pick up some regular cashews (not technically raw) tonight and make some more filling. The strawberry sauce is delicious. I never knew just processing strawberries and honey could turn out such a divine sauce. I got three tubs of strawberries in my CSA order and was inspired to make the crepes. I haven't tried them yet. I'm waiting until after lunch.
06-08-2006, 05:32 PM
I make the crepes all the time. I made them today too for hubby's birthday.
I don't worry about spreading the batter perfectly. Sometimes my banana leather even has a few small chunks of banana. It really doesn't matter. I spread it as evenly as possible with a spatula and the rest is fine.
If you watch Alissa's DVD she even says that sometimes her banana leather has chunks of banana in it. It doesn't have to be perfect :)
I also tried the crepes with blueberry sauce... that is quite good as well :) :)
I always make the cream sauce with cashews and macadamia nuts.
06-08-2006, 05:39 PM
I only had really raw cashews, which are very bitter and are darker so they didn't blend very smoothly.
SuzyReally raw cashews are LIGHT in colour (lighter than regular raw cashews) and tasty wonderful and creamy. If you got dark coloured ones either they are bad, or you have the ones with the red testa (which I enjoy eating, but am not sure I would do dishes with).
I've always thought a gadget to even out the tray levels would be great... just a little thing that goes flat against the counter, and can be adjusted for height, that you swing over the tray to even out.
One tip I did get from the Boutenko's is that they messily spread right across the edge, then just wipe off the edge of the tray what's gone outside the teflex sheet. Better than ever so carefully smooshing to the edge of the teflex like I do!
06-08-2006, 08:08 PM
thanks for your tips!
yes, i have the cashews with the red testa (didn't know what that was called). i had some chunks of banana too. i'll have to re-do the filling. the whole dish was a bit sweet for me.
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