It’s that time of the year here in college: finals week. It’s the two gruesome weeks that makes even the happiest of people stressed out and depressed. But who says it has to be that way! They always say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and with good reason. If you start it the right way, you can be confident with going about the rest of the day.
It’s important to have a healthy breakfast, but if you can make it exciting and amazing, those finals will seem like nothing! (Well studying helps too). Last night, I was watching Dining with the Dean and it reminded me of when Amelia and I made a red velvet cheesecake brownie with blueberry compote for the show. It was a hit, so today, I made some red velvet crepes with some compote!
This is something that’s so easy to make and is very versatile: can be used for jam, pancakes, cakes, you name it!
- Blueberries (as many as your heart desires)
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 3 tablespoon water
add water and blueberries in a saucepan in medium heat until it starts to simmer; stir for about four/five minutes
mash the berries with a fork (this is optional, some people like whole blueberries, I love clean looking compote)
add slowly sugar and continue to mix for a few more minutes, then add lemon juice
reduce the sauce until it thickens (about three/four more minutes)
remove heat, let cool for a bit and serve
Red Velvet Crepes
This is a combination of a few recipes I found online, so enjoy!
- 1 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- pinch of salt
- vanilla (they say a teaspoon, but I like to eyeball it)
- 3 tsp butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoon of unsweetened Hershey’s cocoa powder
- red food color
mix and whisk eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla, butter
add slowly the cocoa powder and flour
mix until there are a few lumps (alternatively you can use a blender)
pour a ladle’s worth of batter onto a semi greased pan on medium heat. cook for a few minutes, then flip over when the front side loses its gloss, then repeat with other crepes
cool then roll up or fold
garnish to your heart’s desire! I cut up a few strawberries, then put whipped cream inside (some people like cream cheese or mascarpone). Then topped it with a blueberry compote, sugar and a light chocolate ganache drizzle.