Crepes Ambrosia a'la Ernie
April 13, 2019
"An original recipe deriving from Ernie's Restaurant located in San Fransisco. A really special desert crepe that is simple to make with excellent results that would impress family and dinner guests. This recipe goes back to at least the 70's. Source: The Cookbook to Serve 2, 6, 24 - America's Best Restaurants Recipes. The refrigerator chill time has been included in the totals displayed in the recipe."
- FOR CREPES
- FOR SAUCE
- Serving Size: 1 (208.8 g)
- Calories 296.1
- Total Fat - 15.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 7.7 g
- Cholesterol - 260.3 mg
- Sodium - 143 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 29.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
- Sugars - 23.7 g
- Protein - 10.7 g
- Calcium - 124.4 mg
- Iron - 1.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 7.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Combine eggs and flour in a bowl. Beat with a wire whisk until smooth.
Add milk, water and salt; beat until smooth. Refrigerate, covered for 3 hours.
With a pastry brush dipped in the melted butter, very lightly coat the bottom of a hot 5-inch crepe pan or skillet.
Tip: Test 1 crepe; if too thick add a bit of milk
Pour in about 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter and quickly rotate the panto coat it with a thin film of batter.
Cook over moderately high heat until underside is lightly brown.
Turn crepe with a spatula; lightly brown other side. Remove crepe to a plate and reserve.
Repeat with remaining batter. Pile crepes on top of each other.
Mash 1/3 of the strawberries in a skillet over medium heat.
Add sugar, kirsch and Cointreau; cook only until liqueurs are heated.
Flame with a match and set aside.
Separate crepes and coat in sauce; reheat together for 2 - 3 minutes.
Surround ice cream with the remaining whole strawberries.
Place one crepe over each ice cream scoop.
Pour enough of the sauce over crepe. Serve immediately.
NOTE: Extra crepes can be refrigerated for 1 or 2 days - or frozen for 2-3 months. Place a small piece of wax paper between crepes before storing. The sauce will keep about a week in the refrigerator. Raw batter will keep, covered, in refrigerator for 2 - 3 days.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.