Durlacher Hof Austrian Ricotta Crêpes
Notes: At Durlacher Hof in Whistler, British Columbia, Erika Durlacher makes topfen palatschinken, German for crêpes filled with curd cheese. Serve them with cranberry sauce, a sweetened purée of fresh raspberries, or a poached fruit compote. If making ahead, fill crêpes, cover, and chill up to 1 day, then pour custard over them just before baking.
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- Calories: 568
- Calories from fat: 38%
- Protein: 23g
- Fat: 24g
- Saturated fat: 14g
- Carbohydrate: 67g
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Sodium: 251mg
- Cholesterol: 230mg
- 11/ 4 cups milk
- 1 large egg
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- About 2 teaspoons butter or margarine
- Filling and custard:
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 carton (15 oz., 1 3/4 cups) part-skim ricotta cheese
- About 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup half-and-half (light cream) or milk
- 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
- Cranberry sauce
- Sour cream (optional)
- 1. To make crêpes, whirl 11/ 4 cups milk, 1 egg, and flour in a blender until smooth.
- 2. Place over medium heat a nonstick frying pan that measures 7 to 8 inches across bottom. When hot, add 1/ 4 teaspoon butter and swirl to coat pan. Pour in 1/ 4 cup batter, quickly tilting pan so batter flows over entire flat surface. Cook until crêpe is dry on top and edge is browned, about 30 seconds. Turn crêpe with a spatula and brown other side, about 15 seconds. Invert from pan onto a plate. Repeat, stacking crêpes as made. You need 8 crêpes; reserve any extras for another use.
- 3. To make filling, soak raisins in hot water for 2 to 3 minutes.
- 4. Beat ricotta, 1/4 cup sugar, and egg yolk until well mixed. Drain raisins and stir into ricotta mixture.
- 5. Spoon 1/ 8 of the filling (about 1/4 cup) across lower third of each crêpe, and roll to enclose. Place filled crêpes, seam side down, in a lightly buttered shallow 9- by 13-inch baking dish or shallow casserole.
- 6. To make custard, whisk 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg with half-and-half. Pour evenly over filled crêpes.
- 7. Bake in a 375° oven until custard at casserole edge no longer jiggles when gently shaken, about 20 minutes.
- 8. Sprinkle casserole with about 1 teaspoon sugar and shredded lemon peel. Lift out crêpes with a wide spatula. Serve warm with cranberry sauce and sour cream added to taste.
- Nutritional analysis per serving without cranberry sauce.
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