Saturday, March 22, 2014

Crepes with Sweet Wine Poached Berries for the @GalloFamily #SundaySupper




The best recipes always have a story. Don't you agree?

Some are stories passed down from generation to generation.

Some are of a special place, or time.

Then there are mine.

It always seems that, more often then not, my families favorite recipes have come from some sort of mishap or misstep of mine.

They all swear that the recipes really are the best, but I sometimes think they just like having a giggle at my expense.


I don't mind providing a bit of comic relief.

I guess it is like a meal plus entertainment all rolled into one.

Case in point, the inspiration for this dish.

Let me explain.

When I was chosen to participate in this weeks Sunday Supper with Gallo Family Vineyards, I found out that I would be receiving a bottle of their fabulous Merlot, as well as a bottle of their Sweet White Blend.

I began thinking about which wine I would like to use. I thought about making a hearty rich stew or pasta with the Merlot. Those are always winners in my book.

But, for some reason, as soon as I looked at that bottle of sweet wine I knew I had to make these crepes.

Because I have had such success with crepes in the past?

Uuumm nope, I  have failed miserably every time I have tried to make them.

Because I have experience with poaching berries in wine?

Well, you could say that.



The first time I tried poaching berries in wine I was poaching strawberries in champagne. I poached the berries and then poured them along with the poaching liquid into, what I thought was, a heat resistant bowl and popped into my refrigerator to chill.

A few hours later I opened the fridge to remove the properly chilled berries and complete my dish.

As soon as I opened the door I was greeted by walls and shelves covered in bright red liquid and berry shrapnel.

After closer inspection I realized that my need for speed was my downfall. Due to the hot liquid + the cold fridge, the entire side of the bowl literally blew out and made the inside of my refrigerator look like a murder scene.

My family sure got a kick out of watching me clean every square inch of my refrigerator as they nibbled on the champagne poached strawberries that were spared a gory demise.

So a success? Not so much.

But this bottle of wine just told me that I needed to take these two negatives and make a positive.

Call me a glutton for punishment if you will, but I was determined to take make the vision in my head a reality.

Well, the Gallo Wine Gods were with me on this one gang. It was perfect!! I am no longer crepe challenged.

And poaching berries?

Ppffftttt I'm a pro!!

Now my family has just one more recipe with a story.

I hope you give this wonderful dish a try!!


Crepes with Sweet Wine Poached Berries  


1 6-ounce package blackberries
1 6-ounce package raspberries
2 cups Gallo Sweet White Blend Wine
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons melted butter
Canola or vegetable oil


Place berries in a bowl. In a medium saucepan, heat wine and 1/4 cup sugar to boiling. Remove from heat and pour over the berries, making sure they are completely covered with wine. Allow to cool at room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (can be done the night before).

In a small bowl, combine the mascarpone cheese, Greek yogurt, and remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar. Set aside.

In a blender, combine the eggs, milk, water, flour, and melted butter. Pulse until blended. Place the crepe batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour to allow the bubbles to subside. The batter will keep for up to 48 hours.

Heat a 10 1/2 inch (or as close as you can come) non-stick pan. Coat a follded up paper towel, or rag, with canola oil and wipe the inside of the pan to prevent sticking. Do this after each crepe. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly. Cook for approx 1 minute, or until golden, and flip. Cook for another 30 seconds and remove to the cutting board. Lay them out flat so they can cool

To assemble, lay crepe flat on plate. Spread some of the mascarpone cheese mixture onto half of the crepe. Fold the other half over the top and then fold in half again. Top with berries.

Makes 8 crepes

ENJOY!



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Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

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40 comments:

  1. So glad you kept trying crepes and was successful with these. They are perfect for brunch.

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    1. We sure loved them. Kevin is already requesting them again!

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  2. I think you've mastered crepes as these look sublime!!! LOL at the refrigerator disaster, but I'm certain it wasn't funny at the time!!!

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    1. No it wasn't right then, but I do laugh about it now :)

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  3. Your crepes look lovely! I'm glad that the poached berries went better this time as well. They sound amazing and I think I have just enough left in my bottle of sweet white blend to make them.

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  4. so glad that you attempted crepes again!!! and WOW, these are beautiful and perfect! delicious!

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  5. First- these look delicious! I like that you decided to poach the berries in the sweet white; what a great idea! And I definitely am giggling a little bit at the image of the craziness in your fridge...I hate when things like that happen!

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  6. These look amazing to me! The Sweet White Blend is such a fantastic wine. It screams for berries to be poached in it. Pinning this recipe for later.

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    1. I completely agree Shannon! I can't wait for you to give these a try. We STUFFED ourselves with them!

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  7. I adore crepes and boy are these just gorgeous! You did a fantastic job with these photographs.

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  8. I love berry crepes, but I never thought about poaching the fruit with wine! Great idea, Bobbi. Beautiful picture!

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    1. Oh you need to give it a try Cindy! You have fabulous berries AND berry flavored wine :)

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  9. Oh my gosh, Bobbi, I can't imagine what it took to clean that mess! But these look perfect. Wish I coul dig my fork right into my screen!

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    1. Hehe oh ya it was a process!I am so glad you like these Brianne :)

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  10. Berry shrapnel! Thanks for the belly laugh this morning! (This is Dorothy from Shockingly Delicious.) I can't figure out how to comment to get my name to show.)

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    1. Hehe glad I could make you laugh Dorothy. I was laughing as I wrote it :)

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  11. Love crepes and these look mah-velous!!! Happy #SundaySupper!

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  12. Your crepes look amazing! I've always wanted to try making them. Now I think I have to asap!

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  13. What a story! These berries look poached to perfection and I'm sure were delicious with the crepes. That Sweet White Wine Blend is one of my favorites :)

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed the story LOL it is nice to have a good laugh. The berries are fabulous. I actually have a few left that I am nibbling on today :)

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  14. OMG, I can just imagine what a mess your fridge was! So glad you got it perfect this time. I want to grab a fork and dive right in!

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    1. They are seriously addictive Lori! I couldn't stop eating!!

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  15. Oh I HATE cleaning up messes in the fridge. But this story does make me feel better. This is totally something that would happen to me. And look what a great recipe you ended up getting out of the deal. These crepes look totally worth it.

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    1. Ya, after the fact it was all worth it :)

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  16. Oh my goodness! Please come make these in my kitchen right now!

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  17. That crepe filling looks so decadent!

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    1. It was! I could just eat it by the spoonful!

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  18. Beautiful crepes! And knowing the story behind you making them makes them look even better :)

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  19. Beautiful dish! I'm a big believer in having to learn things the hard way. Then you have good stories to tell!

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  20. This dish looks and sounds wonderful! AND this is why you are a food blogger...gotta try try again until it's right!

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    1. Yes, we a re a stubborn bunch aren't we?

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