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M and I have been complete work-a-holics as of late. My excess working is primarily due to a cookbook manuscript that is nearing the deadline while M’s is normal nerding and game planning. However, I made a decree that for a small amount of time on Saturday, we were going strawberry picking: a slight pause amidst the bit of chaos. I found this gem of a farm through a bit of internet searching and I’m so glad I did. Not only do they have organic u-pick strawberries, they also have large amounts of tomatoes for canning (hello, July!)

This crepe is really for M. The town where we grew up has a restaurant that has an amazing crepe menu and sometimes we find ourselves jonsing for a dessert crepe. While there are places here in Sac that serve crepes (whole restaurants in fact), I’ve made enough crepes that its become something I can easily whip together. You will notice a flavor combination that hails from my grandmother’s Swedish Rye bread. I love sorghum sweetener and rye together- it’s such a winning combination. If you can’t find sorghum syrup, I recommend using maple syrup or a bit of molasses.

Rye Crepes with Sorghum-Bourbon Strawberries + Ice Cream
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Serves: 3-4
 

Ingredients
  • Crepes
  • ¼ cup rye flour
  • ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour*
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sorghum syrup
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Strawberries
  • 2 cups quartered strawberries
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons sorghum syrup
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Instructions
  1. Whisk together flours, salt, eggs, sorghum, milk, and melted butter until smooth. Heat 8″ skillet and lightly grease with oil. Place a scant ¼ cup of batter in pan. Tilt the pan so that the batter covers the entire pan and cook for about 30-45 seconds. Flip and cook for another 15 seconds. Layer done crepes, slightly overlapping, on a plate.
  2. When finished with crepes, add the bourbon and sorghum to the skillet, stirring until well combined. Heat over medium-low heat until reduced by half, 2-3 minutes. Place strawberries in a bowl and pour bourbon mixture over.
  3. Place one crepe on a plate and scoop out 2 scoops of ice cream and place towards one edge of the crepe. Fold the crepe over the ice cream and spoon strawberries on top.

Notes
*All rye flour can be used as well. Also, don’t heavy-hand the flour measuring. It may cause your crepe batter to be too thick.

**Recipe Makes 8 crepes and enough strawberries for 2-3 topped crepes. Leftover crepes store well in the freezer (separated by parchment paper.)

**Strawberries can also be cooked or roasted with the bourbon mixture