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GÂTEAU DE CRÊPES (CREPE CAKE)

Crepes are great for any meal. They are so versatile. I can make a bacon, egg, and cheddar filled crepe for breakfast. A sun dried tomato with feta and arugula crepe for lunch, and a grilled chicken fajita crepe for dinner.

And in between all those savory crepes I can have plenty of sweet dessert crepes. Sliced strawberries with a drizzle of melted chocolate and a dollop of whipped cream, maybe a banana foster crepe with caramelized bananas and a scoop of vanilla ice cream…

Or I can make crepes into a cake! Oui, un gâteau de crêpe. In France, this cake is called a mille crêpe. Mille, meaning a thousand, refers to the many layers of this beautiful cake (the cake I made has 30 layers).

I had my first crepe cake in Japan a few years ago and immediately fell in love. I’m still searching for bakeries and pastry shops in Los Angeles that serve this decadent treat. Thankfully, the crepe cake is now finding fame here in the United States.

While snooping around online bakeries, I came across a beautiful mille crepe from the famous Lady M Cake Boutique located in the Upper East Side of New York City. Mille Crepes is their signature cake. A 6 inch will cost you $40 and a 9 inch runs you $75. And if you don’t happen to live in NYC, they will deliver it for about another $40. Yes. All that money for this dainty little thing. (Aside from their online store, I also found it for sale at Gilt Taste.)

This is a simple recipe with a fairly inexpensive list of ingredients. If you don’t have vanilla beans, you can easily swap in vanilla paste or vanilla extract. As for the other items, they are staples you’d normally have in your pantry.

Once you get the technique of swirling the batter in the crepe pan, making this cake is a breeze. It is also a lot easier and faster if you have more than one crepe pan cooking at a time. You can make as many layers as you’d like or even steal a couple layers to make yourself a nice savory snack.

To Find Out All The Delicious Ingredients And The Step By Step Directions To Follow, Please Head On Over To The Next Page.

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