Quark's Uttaberry Crêpes

Overview

How to make Quark's Uttaberry Crêpes from Star Trek - DS9 | CookFiction.com

Name: Quark's Uttaberry Crêpes

Inspired by: Star Trek - DS9

Serving Size: about 12 crepes

Secret Ingredient: Fresh blueberries

"Mister Homn, I saw some uttaberries along the path. Be a dear and pick some for dessert." - Lwaxana Troi

Chef's Note

You don't have to refrigerate crêpe batter, but it does result in a more nicely colored crêpe that comes out of the pan easier. You can also omit the cream filling and serve the crêpes with a simple uttaberry sauce consisting of 1 3/4 cups blueberries, 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 tablespoons water.

Recipe

Making the Crêpe Batter


You will need:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 teaspoons melted butter

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients.
  2. After the batter has been thoroughly mixed, refrigerate for one hour minimum. While waiting, make Uttaberry Sauce and Cream Filling.

Making the Uttaberry Sauce


You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups washed blueberries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients except for blueberries and butter.
  2. Cook and stir until the sauce has substantially thickened (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add all but 1/4 cup of the blueberries and cook until the skin of the berries has burst (about 5 minutes).
  4. Stir in butter and the last 1/4 cup of blueberries, allowing the butter to melt and mix into the sauce (about 1 minute).
  5. Remove from heat and cover.

Making the Cream Filling


You will need:

  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until creamy and well-combined.

Completing the Crêpes


You will need:

  • Crêpe Batter
  • Cream Filling
  • Uttaberry Sauce
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Take the crêpe batter out of the refrigerator.
  2. Grease a frying pan with oil or butter, and place over medium heat.
  3. Dollup about three or four big spoonfuls of the batter into the pan.
  4. Tilt the pan to evenly cover with a thin layer of batter.
  5. Cook until the top of the crepe begins to look dry (about 1 minute).
  6. Using a spatula, flip the crepe and cook briefly (about 30 seconds).
  7. Use the spatula to place the cooked crêpe on a temporary plate, and repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  8. Scoop two spoonfuls of the Cream Filling onto the diameter of each crêpe, and dot with fresh blueberries.
  9. Roll each crêpe and place upside-down in a greased baking dish.
  10. Bake until the filling has puffed (about 10 minutes).
  11. Drizzle the Uttaberry Sauce over the crêpes.
  12. Bake for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  13. Sprinkle crêpes with powdered sugar and serve warm.

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