February 28, 2013

Crepes on Rue Tatin
....(two ways)
This cooking post was a fun collaboration with my  lovely blog friend Catherine, from 'Farmhouse Home'.

I recently read the book  'On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town' by
Susan Herrmann Loomis
and thought Catherine might enjoy the book so mailed it off to her.
After a few emails we thought it would be fun to do a little tribute post to author Susan's French adventure by cooking something from her website.
We decided on French Crepes - two ways...I chose sweet Crepes whilst Catherine made savory ones.
I had never made Crepes before- pancakes & pikelets many times but Crepes? ...nope - this was a first for me...I mean Ive eaten them many times especially during a week in Paris where they turned out to be the most perfect street snack on offer!!

I tried to get them as thin as possible but there's lots of fast hand movements during the process and I must admit the first two crepes (ok three...) were pretty bad - I binned them!
For the topping I made Peaches with burnt toffee cream - very satisfying!

Crepes - Recipe via
Susan Herrmann Loomis
Sweet Topping:
2 Peaches - cut into wedges
60g butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup thick cream
Melt butter and add sugar -  stir until sugar dissolves.   Keep stiring until caramel turns dark.  Add peaches and cook until they are a little softer, coated and warm.  Take off heat and stir in thick cream. Serve over Crepes.
To see Catherine's savory take, head on over to her beautiful food blog.


  1. Hi Anastasia,

    Your crepes look amazing! Peaches with burnt toffee cream YUM. I can't think of anything else I'd rather eat!
    The photos look lovely. I enjoyed collaborating on this post it was fun. Catherine xx

  2. I must admit I'm more of a sweet crepe fan (sorry Catherine!) and peaches with burnt toffee cream - the description alone sounds wonderful not to mention the beautiful photos. I've never tried them before either, always a bit scared without a crepe machine. Well done! Mx

  3. I like to use apples and nutella in my crepe, and BANANAS! Kudos to you :D I can never get mine thin enough. Do you just spread them? Or what do you do to get them so thin? x

  4. It looks amazing :)

  5. Yum! Sound and look delicious! Can't wait to give these a go :)

    x Tania

  6. omg this looks seriously delicious! i can't get enough of the sticky toffee cream sauce and peaches and crepes!
    would you like to follow each other?


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