Savory Black Raspberry Goat Cheese Crêpes

A touch of heat, a touch of sweet…this recipe is a serious melding of flavors, where serrano chiles meet Oregon black raspberries in a brunch worthy crepe!!
Recipe by Joshua Rief from Catz in the Kitchen Blog
http://www.catzinthekitchen.com/2016/06/savory-goat-cheese-crepes.htm

Recipe by Joshua Rief from catzinthekitchen.com

savory goat cheese crepes

Ingredients

Berry Sauce Ingredients

Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 C frozen raspberries or blackberries (add more if sweeter flavor is desired)
1 T minced fresh ginger
1 serrano chile pepper, seeds removed, minced (may reduce to half if very sensitive to heat)
1/4 C honey
1 T balsamic vinegar
1/4 C lemon juice
Filling Ingredients
8 oz goat cheese
1 C cottage cheese
1/4 C Greek yogurt
Freshly ground black pepper and chopped thyme to taste

Crêpes Ingredients

4 T melted butter
softened butter or non-stick cooking spray for crêpe pan
1/2 t salt
2 1/2 C milk
1 3/4 C flour
6 eggs

Preparation

Filling Instructions

Step 1
Combine cheeses in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Step 2
Add pepper and thyme to taste and stir to mix thoroughly.

Step 3
Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Berry Sauce Instructions

Step 1
Mash berries in a medium bowl. Some chunks will remain.

Step 2
Add ginger, honey, black pepper, salt, chile, vinegar, and lemon juice to the berry mixture.

Step 3
Stir to combine, and add to saucepan over medium low heat. Simmer, stirring frequently, for 8-12 minutes.

Crêpes Instructions

Step 1
Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together and set aside.

Step 2
In a large bowl, add eggs and milk. Whisk together, and add dry ingredients whisked together in previous step. Add the melted butter and whisk the entire mixture together until smooth (use a blender if necessary).

Step 3
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, and place a large cookie sheet lined with wax paper inside.

Step 4
Heat one or two medium crêpe pans (about 10 inches) over medium heat. Take a bunched up paper towel and dip it in the softened butter. Carefully wipe the butter around the heated crepe pan, greasing it thoroughly. (If your pans allow, you may use non-stick cooking spray instead.)

Step 5
Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, draw 1/4 cup batter from the bowl and add to the greased crêpe pan. Lift the pan from the heat and swirl it to coat the pan evenly with the batter. Allow the crêpe to cook for 30 seconds to a minute, watching the surface of the crêpe closely. When it appears to have thickened slightly, slide a rubber spatula under one edge and check to see if the crêpe is slightly browned. As soon as the slightest browning appears, remove the cookie sheet from the oven with an oven mitt, and flip the crêpe onto it directly. Replace the cookie sheet in the oven to keep the crêpes warm. Re-coat the pan with additional butter or cooking spray, and repeat for remaining crêpes. The batter should make about 15-20.

Step 6
Lay a crepe out flat, and spread a tablespoon or two of the filling on it. Roll the crêpe up, ensuring that the cream spreads evenly throughout the length of the crêpe.

Step 7
Top with berry sauce and serve immediately.