A crepe station makes a fabulous addition to weddings and special occasions. The setup is simple: a pretty table setting and enough room to accommodate a variety of filling and garnishes is all one needs to build an eye-catching, memorable crepe station for a party. Personal touches, like small frames photographs, candles, and even a miniature Eiffel tower make the presentation even more appealing.
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First, the Crepe Batter
Basic, white-flour crepe batter can lend itself to both sweet and savory fillings, and buckwheat is the traditional choice in France for savories. A crepe station featuring vividly-flavored crepe batter always makes an impression. Ones to try, with ideal fillings:
- Chocolate crepes: hazelnut spread, bananas, fresh berries, chocolate sauce, ice cream, whipped cream
- Vanilla Cognac crepes: caramelized apples, American-style Neufchatel cheese, thinly sliced poached pears, toasted nuts, whipped cream
- Lemon or orange crepes: fresh berries, ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream
- Gingerbread spice crepes: lemon curd, white chocolate sauce, whipped cream
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Sweet fillings are usually what come to mind when thinking of a crepe station. The options and combinations are endless. Here are some scrumptious ones every table should stock: fresh fruit, whipped cream, American-style Neufchatel cheese, jam, hazelnut spread, and chocolate sauce.
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Every crepe needs the opportunity to look as delicious as it tastes. That's where the garnishes come into play. Try these universal pleasers at the garnish section of the crepe station: powdered sugar in a small canister with a mesh lid for dusting, whipped cream, creme anglaise, perfectly plump, ripe berries.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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They say presentation is everything. Crepes are traditional served by filling and then folding into quarters. They may also be rolled neatly.