One of my childhood joys was baked crepes with cottage cheese. In a country with so few candies and sweets to in from the shops, homemade desserts were heaven for us. This recipe is one that I did not try for a few years. It is one of my favorites but keep forgetting about it.
In Romania, we roll the crepes and stuff them with chocolate, jam, cheese, meat, or spinach. We name them “clătite” and they are amazing.
- 250 g flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 ½ cup sparkling water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 500 g cottage cheese
- 2 eggs
- 150 g sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Grated rind of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon homemade vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ sour cream
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoon sugar
Mix eggs with salt. Gradually add flour, milk, and mineral water. Mix until smooth. Let stand 30 minutes before cooking. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour approximately 3 tablespoons of batter into the pan, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan evenly. Cook each side until golden brown (about 2 minutes on each side).
In a bowl, mix eggs and sugar until foamy. Add cottage cheese, lemon rind, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
Add 2 tablespoons of cheese mixture down the center to each crepe and roll up as you would an egg roll. Place them seam side down in an oiled 9 x 9-inch casserole dish. Continue doing that till the dish is full.
Mix the cream with egg and sugar and pour over pancakes till they are all covered. Bake crepes in a 175 C (350 F) oven for about 25 minutes or until golden. Serve warm or cold.
47 thoughts on “Baked Crepes with Cottage Cheese”
They look delicious!
I have a little story to share. My mom came over from Germany in the late 50 as a young woman. I have memories of her making what we called skinny pancakes that she’d cover with sugar or jam and roll up as a treat for us. She also made a dish at new years with skinny pancakes stuffed with sausage and spinach, covered in cheese sauce, and warmed in the oven.
I must have been around 17 or so when the crepe fad hit the states. (There were little places that popped up everywhere that served nothing but crepe dishes.) And that’s when I realized that we’d been eating crepes all those years!
Great story! Thank you for sharing.
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These look wonderful!
I have always absolutely ABHORED cottage cheese. However, I repeat However, if anything involves sour cream, I’m all in.
Yum! I love cottage cheese, too.
I love crepes !
Crepes! It’s all in the wrist! These look delicious! 🤗 😋
Forgot to say I’ve made something very similar using ricotta instead of cottage cheese. Equally yummy! 🌟
Looks 😋 yummy
It is interesting to bake them. We fill and roll but eat directly! Will try that, thanks for sharing
You are welcome. We eat them without baking too. This another way to eat.
These sound yummy 😋 😍
Looks so yummy! 😍🤩😵🧐
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This looks fantastic!
Thanks for sharing recipie. I also like this
You are welcome
These are mouthwatering!
I am a great fan of crepes and cottage cheese. I bookmarked you recipe to make. A quick question, I never used sparkling water to make my crepes. What does that add to the crepe batter?
It makes it fluffy.
I bought crepe mix over Christmas. Thanks for a great idea!
You are welcome.
Oh yummy. I got to try this some time.
Many thanx for sharing this recipe, Gabi.
You are welcome