Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Crêpe cake with Cointreau butter and flowers



Our friend David came to stay, it was his birthday a few days ago, but I didn't have time to bake a cake.  So I just used some ready made sweet Crêpes (pack of 9) and whipped about 100 g of unsalted butter with one heap tbsp of icing sugar and a good dose of Cointreau (to taste!). I spread the butter cream on the Crêpes and topped it with edible flowers from the garden (you can do this if the flowers in your garden have not been sprayed). I added a few Alpine strawberries (also from the garden) and voilà! An instant cake that looked great, and tasted good and took no time! Sometime we need to 'cheat' a little!






I am entering this recipe for Sweet New Zealand, the monthly blogging event for Kiwi bloggers. Our November 2013 host is Mairi from Toast, click here to enter. 






Photos and recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

15 comments:

  1. con quei fiori freschi le tue crepe sono una bellezza! come al solito leggere i tuoi post stagionali mentre vivo le stagioni al contrario mi fa sempre tanto effetto ^.^ un abbraccio.

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  2. Lo stesso per me, adesso vedo funghi e zucche e minestre da voi...

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    1. Ciao Puffin, quanto tempo! Vengo a trovarti!

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  4. Una torta bellissima, fatta in quattro e quattr'otto! Complimenti, quei fiori sono splendidi!

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  5. hai portato un pò di primavera, che bello vedere questa foto, qui c'è il grigiore più totale....

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  6. Alessandra look absolutely beautiful!!! here we are in spring too, I have some roses now:)

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    1. I am sure that your garden is amazing Gloria!

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  7. Pretty cake! Dressing cakes up with flowers is such a pretty and easy way to decorate :)

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  8. It looks amazing for something so simple. Great idea.

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    1. I know, flowers improve the look (and even taste and smell) of many dishes!

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  9. Wow that's so pretty! What kind of edible flowers do you plant, Alessandra? They look amazing and I would love to plant some myself!

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    1. Borage, marigold, pansies and violets, roses, nasturtium, herbs (sage, lavender, rosemary, chives), onion weed (although that is a weed, I don't plant it!) they are the first that come to mind. You should try Lucy!

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  10. Thanks for such a pretty entry for Sweet New Zealand Alessandra!

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