Crepe Love

Thursday, June 2, 2011





Mitchell is Croatian and his dad makes amazing homemade polychinkas, a fancy, Croatian name for crepes. When he was little, his mom made them every Friday for the whole family, they would fill them with cottage cheese, fruit, or jelly and have breakfast for dinner. Then for dessert, they make another round and fill these with Nesquik powdered chocolate with whipped cream. Nowadays he makes them for his whole family (me included, thank god) and they are so delicious words won't do them justice.

In case you haven't noticed here, here, and here, I am on a major crepe kick lately. I will eat them any day, any meal. And the great thing about crepes is, you can eat them for any meal, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, how great is that? My all time favorite filling is Nutella and banana, although the Nesquik powder Mitchell's family introduced me to is a very close second.

How do you feel about crepes? Do you love them as much as I do? What is your favorite type?

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25 comments:

Robin @ our semi organic life said...

oh man I LOVE LOVE crepes. I have been meaning to make them at home forever but never get around to it. Love them w/powdered sugar and lemon or nutella or strawberries. Ah!!

Brittany H. said...

After reading this, I realize I don't have enough crepes in my life. I guess I'm afraid to make them thinking I'll screw them up. There's a place here in Houston that sells them, I usually just go there. But they're $$. do you have a good recipe?

Hugs!
You Are My Favorite

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I love blueberry crepes...strawberry is up there too on my list!! and they're super delicious over at IHOP!! lol

MarieHarmony said...

Crepes and me! I'm from Brittany after all. Remind me of "Crepes Parties" we used to do with my dad during summer holidays. I love them with everything and what is great is that we have a lovely place here in Dublin, managed by French People........always a lovely time!

Brittany H, here is the link for a recipe: http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/recipes/crepes-bretonnes-brittany-style-pancakes/
Add some orange blossom, it's delicious!

Sarah said...

These look so tasty! Crepes are fantastic. A little piece of France on a plate. =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

natasha {schue love} said...

I LOVE crepes!!! So delicious...sweet or savory! :)

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

I LOVE crepes! And they're so easy to make and diverse. Now I'm wondering why I'm not having this treat all the time too?!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

How do I feel about crepes? I think that when god invented grain and foresaw flour...he foresaw AGAIN one thing and one thing only.....CREPES!!!!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

i LOVE crepes too! i dont have them as often as i would like so when i do its a huge treat :) xo jillian

sincerelyjill.com said...

I've only had them a handful of times in the traditional sense, but back in Kansas there was this breakfast restaurant that made this combination of crepes and and omelet. The kind I loved was filled with slices of avocado, onion, and cheese with a poppy seed dressing on the side. It's pretty incredible.

Mo Pie, Please said...

I LOVE me some crepes! I love them sweet but they're great with cheese and spinach too!

Holly said...

I LOVE Crepes!! I love breakfast crepes with fresh fruit, or with strawberries and that yummy strawberry filling, or with Nutella :)

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i'm a huge crepe fan!! do you have a good recipe to pass along? i love them with nutella and savory ones with spinach :)

Alisha said...

I'm drooling over that picture on the left! Delicious. Strawberry or blueberry are my fave!!

xoxo

Little Lj said...

Chocolate crepes with vanilla ice cream reminds me of so many holidays in France! Yummy!

la petite coquine said...

There was a crepe place in Baltimore that I might have visited 2 or 3 times a week when we lived there-I can't live without a good crepe!

Allison said...

I love crepes! There is a restaurant by my school that I can walk to called It's Just Crepes and they make their own crepes sandwich style and they also have dessert crepes. My favorite has bananas and nutella. Oh my goodness yum. I am a huge fan of crepes!

CoCo Wray said...

I do love crepes, and my favorite is the nutella/bananna, or just whip/strawberry.
I haven't had them in a while, so perhaps it's a must for the weekend. Your certainly motivating me!!

beckie said...

if i could subsist off crepes for life, you bet i would! my boyfriend is half Croatian and he also calls them polychinkas :)

Natasha said...

I love crepes too, they're very popular here in Montreal, Quebec and we're lucky to have many "crêperies" around town. I've never made them myself, not sure why but I totally should. These homemade polychinkas sound heavenly, what a lovely yummy family tradition!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

YUM...you totally have me craving crepes now :) I just love them...ALL... sweet & savory. xoxoxo brynn

BOHO ABODE said...

those crepes look divine! love nutella and banana, but those strawberries look enticing!

JelenaDoll ~ said...

I LOVE PALACINKE !! :)
Such pretty photos.. yummmy !!

xxx

vojacque said...

mmmm... that looks delish! love crepes; amazing with anything!

Kristen said...

crepes are bang-a-rang! I love them served warm filled with cream cheese and fruit. when i worked at a wedding reception center some of the brides did a crepe bar for their reception food. just an idea :)

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