Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Crepe Team Featured in Brooklyn Eats & Fancy Food Show Article

Brooklyn, New York is a delicious haven full of gourmet treats and although we're aware of this, we're hoping more programs like Brooklyn Eats can spread the word. On June 27, Brooklyn Eats showcased the Brooklyn Borough's replete range of food possibilities stemming from ice cream to farm-grown goodies. 

CREPiNi attended both the Brooklyn Eats Festival and this year's Fancy Food Show. Our crepe stand made a strong impression with the Taste of New York section and tastily represented the Brooklyn Borough. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo helped set up the Taste New York initiative within the Empire State Development Corporation as a way to promote New York Foods.

Click here to read more.

CREPiNi Enters a New Export Market

CREPiNi will export delicious frozen and bakery line crepes into Mexican markets. CREPiNi has shipped products into Mexico in May of 2014, and it's the company's first venture into the country of Mexico.

Company CEO, Paula Reimer, has stated, "With Food Export's Branded Program and introduction to buyers, we were able to exhibit at the show (Specialty Food Association's Summer Fancy Food Show '13) and got our order with Mexico. We are excited to improve our visibility overall in the Latin American Market, which introduces CREPiNi to a completely different type of consumer. Entering the Mexican market is helping us expand our reach into a new market with high potential, and further its growing production efforts."

Click here to read more from the article.

What are CREPiNi Classics?

Veggie Roll
CREPiNi is proud to roll out a more traditional sweet and savory line of crepes.

These crepes are a variation of a Russian pancake and are made to bring back a slice of home into your kitchen.

We've already premiered our peach, strawberry, apple caramel, sour cherry, veggie roll, cheese raisin, and potato mushroom unto our online store.

Interested in learning more about our CREPiNi classics?
Check out a brief yet delicious description below on what we have to offer.
You will not be left disappointed with these flavors.

Our peach CREPiNi classics are made with delicate naked crepes and are rolled with sweet, juicy peaches. They are only 110 calories a piece and are a sure fire way to make you feel peachy afterwards.
Peach Crepes
Our strawberry CREPiNi classics are made with naked crepes and are rolled with fresh, sweet strawberries. This guilt-free treat is great for breakfast, brunch, and for dessert.
Strawberry Crepes
Apple Caramel
These apple caramel crepes beats any pie Grandma bakes. Imagine delicate naked crepes filled to the brim with moist, sweet, apple and cinnamon filling? These juicy caramel apple crepes go great with ice cream and gets party guests craving for more.
Apple Caramel Crepes

Sour Cherry
Pucker up for this European classic. Our sour cherry crepes are wrapped delicately in naked crepes with whole cherries. Pair this delicious treat with fruit flavored vodkas, or better yet, serve this up as an appetizer for a friend or family get together.
Sour Cherry Crepes

Veggie Roll
Think of our veggie roll as a softer, tastier egg role. We use naked crepes rolled with scrumptious onions, spiced-carrots, and stewed cabbage. Our veggie crepe rolls use a classic Eastern European filling
Veggie Rolls

Cheese Raisin
For this particular crepe we roll slightly sweet Farmer's cheese, and whole raisins. This sweet yet subtle crepe pairs well with mixed fruits, fruit jams, and caramel sauces. Bon apetite!
Cheese raisin crepes

Potato Mushroom
This classic savory crepe is filled with white mushrooms and potatoes. It not only makes a healthy snack but it also makes a great side dish to any meat dish.
Potato Mushroom
What's your favorite CREPiNi Classic flavor? Why do you like it? Comment below!

Best Summer Food-Trends Inspired Crepes For 2014

The Specialty Food Association prides itself on being ahead of food trends and, often times, the Summer and Winter Fancy Food Shows accurately predicts which trends will dominate the food industry for the coming year.

This year's Summer Fancy Food show, held between June 29-1 at the Jacob Javits center, was the biggest show held since it made its debut in 1955.

Not only were the exhibit halls bursting with snack foods stemming from 49 countries, but trend setters, consultants, and food experts identified this year's top 5 food trends along with the Specialty Food Association.

If you love to stay abreast of food trends and have a fervent love for anything that deals with crepes, check out our list of food-trend inspired crepes!

1.) Cookie Butter Spreads
Cookie spreads are paving a strong path in the food industry. Spreads such as oatmeal cookie butter, fluffernana cookie butter, and graham cracker natural cookie spread would go great inside of a naked-style CREPiNi crepe. Check out Dave's Gourmet, Gooey on the Inside, and Amoretti for more delectable cookie spread options.

2.) Smoked Foods
Smoked flavored foods moved beyond the meat category and have made a strong impression with candies, pickled vegetables, and chocolates. If you are hankering for something smoked flavor, check out this Smoked Salmon Crepe Torte Recipe. Click here for recipe.

3.) Bourbon Flavored Treats
Booze flavored anything gets patrons in restaurants, foodies into cafes, and stores stocked with unique liquor-inspired treats. Bourbon has been making a splash with seasonings, treats and snacks this year. Why not get into the fad by making Chocolate Banana Bourbon Crepes. Click here for recipe.

4.) A Cornucopia of Jerky
Jerky is getting a major face lift this year. Now more meats are flavored with innovative flavors and this also includes seafood. Machaca Tacos uses refined dry meats and it's a creative way to eat tacos. Click here for recipe.

5.) Matcha Green Tea
Green tea is like the miracle drink, especially since it's chock full of antioxidants and anti-cancer fighting properties. Now matcha green tea is leading the food industry with ice cream, baked goods, and beverage inspired flavors. Matcha green tea goes great with Matcha Green Tea Crepes. Click here for recipe.

What are your thoughts on this year's food trends? Sound off below! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Five Best Gluten- Free Crepe Recipes:Yummy and Easy-to-Make

Gluten-free is a term that is often mentioned, followed, or even attested to in the past five years.

What many people should know is that a gluten-free diet excludes proteins (gluten) found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale (a wheat and rye hybrid) grains.

People who suffer from celiac's disease avoid gluten due to the inflammation it causes on one's small intestines.

Although switching over to a gluten-free diet is a major change, and can take time to get used to, all is not lost. Healthy and delicious foods that can be eaten are beans, seeds, nuts, fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables, and most dairy products.

Moreover, gluten-free crepes are a great option for those on a gluten-free diet. We found five gluten-free crepes that are both delicious and easy-to-make.

1.) Gluten-Free Crepes with Raspberry Sauce
This recipe is both eye-appealing and versatile. Busy gluten-free chefs can make a stack of these crepes ahead of time and freeze them for later. Click here for recipe.

2.) Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crepes 
Popular food blogger, gluten-free-girl, perfected this delicious recipe comprised of buckwheat flour, milk, sugar, and eggs. Click here for recipe.

3.) Gluten-Free Green Tea Crepes & White Chocolate Coconut Filling
If you love green tea, white chocolate, and anything delicious in between this is the perfect recipe for you. The crepes are light, fluffy, with a hint of a vanilla aftertaste. Click here for recipe.

4.) Gluten-Free Crepes Suzette Cake
Crepes Suzette is a popular French dish that makes a delicious impression during brunch time. The cake version of this recipe recommends that you make your orange and Grand Marnier sauce ahead of time, and assemble your crepe cake the morning you plan to serve it. Click here for recipe.

5.) Rice Flour Crepes
This delicious and easy-to-make recipe goes great with dulce de leche sauce, nutella, and fresh bananas. If you are hankering for something in the middle of the night, this is the best recipe for you. Click here for recipe.

Are you on a gluten-free diet? If so, what are recipes that you recommend for anyone on it?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Our Video From The 2014 Summer Fancy Food Show

 At the Summer Fancy Food Show this year, we premiered our crepe cakes, chocolate crepes, and CREPiNi classics. Food purveyors, foodies, and attendees naturally loved our eclectic crepes because they are made with all natural ingredients.

If you want to learn more about our products, how we retail, where we produce our crepes, and where we distribute our product than please check this video out. 

Top Five Kid-Friendly Crepe Ideas for Parents and Teachers

Kids ranging from three to to nine love to play with their food.
Learning through play is a great way to exercise one's creativity, ingenuity, and even critical thinking skills.

The great aspect about crepes is that they are versatile and pliable enough to be played with. All you need is a list of ideas, rambunctious kids, and an endless supply of crepes.

Here are top five ways you can incorporate more fun and play with your meals. Not only will kids have a great time interacting with their food but you will be able to make timeless memories right in your kitchen.

1.) In Japan, popular creperies use ice cream sculptures to encapsulate popular cartoon or anime figures inside of their crepes. All you need are naked-style crepes, candy pieces, colorful ice cream flavors (like green tea or strawberry), and ice cream scoops to achieve this activity.

2.) Kids love bunnies,'nuff said. Follow the image below to replicate this delicious bunny crepe. It's also a great way to celebrate Easter, after the little ones are done searching for Easter eggs.

3.) Strawberry shortcake is a popular dessert, pop culture character, and inspiration behind this crepe cake idea. Instead of whipped cream, kids can layer flavored yogurt. Bon apetite!

4.) If your kid is learning to love Roy G. Biv (the colors of the rainbow), then they will surely love this idea. Make different colored crepes with your kids, and have them place them according to the colors of the rainbow.

5.) Self expression via speaking, writing, and with making funny faces on crepes is a healthy way to express emotions. When kids make funny faces on whole grain crepes with apples, yogurt, and nuts, they will also eat healthier too.

Aside from doting households, teachers can uses these kid-friendly crepe ideas in classrooms to promote creativity, teamwork, and self-expression.

Do you have a kid-friendly crepe idea? Sound off below!

Five Best Wedding Crepe Cake Pictures

Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially with finding ways to make your day unique and memorable. A great way to make your wedding stand out is by breaking the all-white wedding cake tradition.

All-white wedding cakes are a time-honored tradition: because white represents purity and cake eating during weddings represents fertility and endurance.

However, more and more weddings are venturing into trendy new twists on the typical wedding cake: such as the wedding crepe cake.

Wedding crepe cakes are sparking a trend across the nation thanks to Pinterest, foodies, and all around crepe lovers.

If you are an ardent crepe lover, and want ideas on how to set your wedding cake apart from the rest, check out these six best wedding crepe cake pictures

1.) For this particular crepe, you would need to stack whisper-thin crepes. Use our naked-style crepes with this tall-tiered treat and consider using mouth-watering fillings such as chestnut, marscapone, or vanilla.

2.) A wonderful way to combine both a modern and Victorian element to your wedding crepe cake is by adorning the top with fresh white, red, or pink roses (as you see below). The rose's aroma will add a light floral taste to your crepe cake and it will add a dash of elegance to your reception.

3.) A great wedding crepe cake has different layers elevated upward. Often times, bakers use different sized crepes to achieve this feat. If you want to cut back on time, you can use CREPiNi's mini crepes atop regular naked-style crepes to yield a delicious wedding crepe cake like this.

4.) Nowadays, more weddings involve multi-colored wedding cakes. If you want to experiment, try making crepes with different pastel-colored food dyes and stack them together. Remember to add a luscious filling in between like butter cream, vanilla, or white chocolate ganache.

5.) If you're an ardent choco-holic, consider layering chocolate crepes. Chocolate crepes tend to have a rich, dark, satisfying finish and often make a strong impression with friends and family.

And there you have it. Multiple ideas, pictures, and suggestions that will help inspire you to cultivate your dream wedding crepe cake. If you want something ready-made, visit: for chocolate or vanilla mille-crepe cakes.

Are you planning a wedding? What are your thoughts on wedding crepe cakes? Sound off!

Top 5 Craft Beer Crepe Recipes

Beer drinking to many is considered an art form. Whether it's testing out craft beers such as Indian Pale Ales, Imperial Stouts, or even learning to discern various bitter-tasting beers, it's a luxury good with staying power.

The craft beer movement has been exponentially growing in recent years due to breweries, events dedicated to the beer-savvy, and with the recent boom of independent craft beer makers.

What makes this movement noteworthy is that it has made strides in higher-end restaurant menus. Recipes such as Guinness ice cream, beer-battered fried chicken, pale ale chili, and beer-braised pot roast have tongues wagging.

But what about beer-based crepes? Imagine adding your favorite ale into a crepe dish? The possibilities are endless.

 We scoured the web to find five delicious craft beer influenced crepe recipes that may even rival what you get at your local gourmand-type restaurant.

1.) Beer Crepes with Beer Caramelized Apples
Instead of reminiscing about college days (it's time to retire the keg), why not use your favorite beer to make crepes with caramelized apples? This recipe works with any pale ale or wheat beer brand! Click here for recipe.

2.) Beer-Batter Crepes by Rachel Ray
Rachel Ray can do no wrong in the kitchen. Especially with this delicious yet simple recipe that only calls for beer, eggs, milk, butter, flour and salt. Click here for recipe.

3.) Pumpkin Crepes with Beer and Cinnamon Apples and a Chocolate Drizzle
Pumpkin flavored lattes, foods, and trends may be a Fall-type trend but makes a yearly impression if it's combined with your favorite craft beer. It's a divine recipe that will make Fall-lovers rejoice all year round. Click here for recipe.

4.) Beer-Battered Herb Crepes
What makes this particular beer-based crepe dish unique is the amalgamation of herbs used. If you are on a diet, this is the best crepe recipe for you since it calls for light beer, low fat milk, whole wheat flour, and eggs enriched with omega-3. Click here for recipe.

5.) Mexican Chocolate Beer Crepes
This is the kind of recipe that can be used for dessert or for breakfast according to food blogger Lillie Sue.This unique recipe uses three Mexican chilies, Mexican chocolate stout, and a great heaping of Ghiradelli squares. Is your mouth watering yet? Click here for recipe.

Have you dabbled in the kitchen and concocted your own beer-based crepe recipe? If so, feel free to share your cooking advice!

Friday, July 04, 2014

July 4th Crepe Ideas

Planning a July 4th party can be an arduous task. For example, making sure the grill is ready, having the perfect decor and finding the best spot to see the fireworks isn't always an easy task for some.

But no matter what, it's all about family and friends. When you are able to gather around the people you care about the most, July 4th festivities seem to reach memorable heights.

Imagine adding crepes into the mix? We compiled a list of delicious and easy to make crepe recipes for this special holiday.

1.) Crepe Dogs
Instead of using hot dog buns for your sausages, bratwursts and wieners, why not use Naked CREPiNi crepes? They are versatile, healthier, and ensure a less messier meal.

2.) Apple Pie Crepes
The apple cinnamon filling is beyond addictive. It's like eating warm apple pie in the comfort of your grandmother's home. Click here for recipe.

3.) American Flag Crepes
This easy to make recipe only needs plain crepes, Nutella, strawberries, bananas and blueberries. All you need to do is slather a good heaping of nutella across your crepe, and arrange your berries into the shape of the American flag (see picture above to replicate).

4.) Mixed Berry Crepes
It's delicious, nutritious, and kids love it. What makes these crepes delectable are hearty walnuts, silky honey texture, and fresh ricotta cheese. Click here for recipe.

Did you make crepes for July 4th weekend? Comment below!