Recipe: Crespelle with Red Wine Strawberries and Ricotta

Recipe for Crespelle with Red Wine Strawberries and Ricotta

 

Crespelle: it's how the Italians do crêpes. This version calls for "00 flour" (or doppio zero, as they say on the boot), a powder-fine flour that yields an exceptionally delicate pancake. We recommend splurging on a premium ricotta for the filling, and since it's full-on strawberry season right now, you should be able to get some fine fruit, too. Get the recipe here.

 

 

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Recipe: Crespelle with Red Wine Strawberries and Ricotta

Cullen Campell's recipe for Crespelle with Red Wine Strawberries and Ricotta, adapted by the James Beard Foundation

 

Crespelle may sound exotic, but if you've ever tucked into a crêpe, you already know a good deal about this delicate Italian pancake. Just like their French analogs, crespelle are made by pouring a paper-thin layer of batter into a nicely oiled pan, cooking it until golden on both sides, and wrapping the cake around sweet or savory fillings.

 

In this recipe, chef Cullen Campbell loads fresh ricotta and wine-soaked strawberries into crespelle made with 00 flour, a powder-fine Italian flour that yields a more tender pancake. We like to macerate our berries in a fruit-forward Nebbiolo from Piedmont.

 

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