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Crespelle Alla Fiorentina

For this week in my Italian Cooking class, I learned how to make Crespelle Alla Fiorentina, which means “Crepes Florentine Style.”  We prepared everything from scratch, starting with the bare ingredients and extremely hungry appetites.

My Italian Cooking Class - preparing Crespelle Alla Fiorentina Apicius International School of Hospitality - Firenze, Italia Photo by Alexa

My Italian Cooking Class – preparing Crespelle Alla Fiorentina
Apicius International School of Hospitality – Firenze, Italia
Photo by Alexa

The crepe filling consisted of delicious sautéed spinach, ricotta, salt, pepper, nutmeg, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, garlic and olive oil.  The plain pancake itself was sinfully delicious and perfectly doughy.  After adding the filling to the crepes and rolling them up, we lined a layer of our creamy white sauce – made with flour, butter, milk, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg – on the bottom of the baking pan, and placed our crepes to rest on top of the sauce bed.  We poured the rest of the white sauce over the crepes, in addition to Pomodoro sauce and a touch of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.  They were put in the oven to bake.

My Italian Cooking Class - preparing Crespelle Alla Fiorentina Apicius International School of Hospitality - Firenze, Italia Photo by Alexa

My Italian Cooking Class – preparing Crespelle Alla Fiorentina
Apicius International School of Hospitality – Firenze, Italia
Photo by Alexa

My Italian Cooking Class - preparing Crespelle Alla Fiorentina Apicius International School of Hospitality - Firenze, Italia Photo by Alexa

My Italian Cooking Class – preparing Crespelle Alla Fiorentina
Apicius International School of Hospitality – Firenze, Italia
Photo by Alexa

When we opened the oven, a mouthwatering aroma of Crespelle goodness filled the entire room.  We savored the finished products in delight and deep satisfaction.  Buon appetito!

My Italian Cooking Class - preparing Crespelle Alla Fiorentina Apicius International School of Hospitality - Firenze, Italia Photo by Alexa

My Italian Cooking Class – preparing Crespelle Alla Fiorentina
Apicius International School of Hospitality – Firenze, Italia
Photo by Alexa

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One thought on “Crespelle Alla Fiorentina

  1. These look scrummy! This is one of the first dishes I made for my husband when we first met and I haven’t made it in ages! I will now! I hope that you will have a look at my recipe and share your thoughts x

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