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How to Build a Crepe Breakfast Platter

March 3, 2020

A crepe breakfast platter is a fun and interactive “build your own” breakfast board with all the toppings!  Perfect for entertaining guests on the weekend! 

Crêpes are a favorite at the Dinner Fairy household.  We save them for lazy weekend mornings when they can be enjoyed with a nice carafe of french pressed coffee. Today we’re creating an entire platter with this breakfast treat, perfect for having guests over, or hosting a bridal shower!   This crepe breakfast platter is fun and easy to assemble, and will be a show stopper on your dining table!

What is the difference between Crêpes and pancakes?

Although Crêpes and pancakes look very similar, this French-looking pancake does not have a key ingredient – a leavener! Crêpes don’t have baking powder nor do they have baking soda in them.  Pancakes do, so they rise taller than Crêpes, which lay thin and flat.

Crêpes are some of my favorite things to make because they can be filled with pretty much anything you choose! Sweet, savory, you name it!  Today I’m making this crepe breakfast platter a sweet one, because who can refuse a sweet breakfast?? Not me!  You can easily make this a savory crepe breakfast platter if you have someone in your family that prefers a savory breakfast.  I’ll add some of those options below.

How do I create a crepe breakfast platter?

Like any other platter, I’m going to start with the larger and heavier components.  In this case, the bowls of nutella, jam, and whipped cream.  I start with these so I can build the rest of the platter around the three points.

Next, we’ll be folding our crepes into quarters.  I love this method of displaying the crepes, it’s pretty and feminine, and lays beautifully on the platter. Once all of your crepes are folded, starting at the top of the board, create a reverse “s” shape so that the crepes hug the two center bowls.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, you just want to create a little bit of movement with the crepes.

Once the crepes are layed out, you can start to build out the next layer.  I wanted to alternate fruit with breakfast meats, so I put strawberries and raspberries on either side of the crepes, then followed with bacon and sausage patties. You’ll see with each ingredient, they follow the same “s” shape as the crepes.

What kind of spreads should I include on my crepe breakfast platter?

Sweet or savory? Depending on which way you want to go will determine what spreads you include on your crepe breakfast platter.  I included the following variety of toppings in ramekins or small bowls on my board:

Sweet crepe breakfast board toppings: 

Whipped cream,

Nutella

Strawberry preserves

Other popular toppings you could include: maple syrup, chocolate chips, berry compote, lemon curd, mascarpone cheese, sauteed apples, peanut butter, the possibilities are endless!

If you’re going the savory route, you could include these fillings and toppings on your crepe breakfast platter:

Savory crepe breakfast board toppings: 

Scrambled eggs

Sauteed spinach or mushrooms

Chopped Ham or Canadian bacon

Shredded cheeses like cheddar, gruyere, or gouda

Are you a crepe fan?  What is your favorite filling?  Are you team sweet or savory?  Tell me in the comments below

Still hungry?  Check out my bananas foster nutella crepes!

 

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Perfect Crepe Recipe

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

Heat a 9″ saute pan over medium heat.  Brush pan with oil and add a ladle (1/4 cup) of batter to the pan while swirling to evenly coat the bottom of the pan.  Flip once the edges of the crepe are slightly brown.  Cook for 10 seconds to set the batter on the other side.  

Repeat with the rest of the batter

Heat butter in a pan over medium heat.


 

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