~Chocolate Cream Crepes~

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I received a recipe for Chocolate Cream Crepes from Eagle Brand recently and, being a chocolate lover, I knew that I had to give them a try!

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 (4-serving size) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • 1 (4 1/2-ounce) package ready-to-use crepes (10 crepes)
  • Powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced or cut up fresh fruit, such as strawberries, peaches, nectarines and/or kiwi fruit
  • White chocolate curls

Instructions

  • BEAT sweetened condensed milk and water in large bowl with electric mixer. Beat in pudding mix and cocoa powder. Fold in whipped cream. Cover and chill 15 minutes.
  • PIPE or spoon a generous 1/3 cup filling into center of each crepe. Roll up each crepe. Place on serving plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • SPOON fruit over crepes. Garnish with white chocolate curls, if desired.

While my crepes may not be picture perfect like theirs is, I can tell  you that they are melt-in-your-mouth delectable!  The recipe called for store bought crepes (blech) but I used my own recipe.  You can find it here

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Dry Onion Soup Mix

I seem to be on a roll lately with sharing several homemade mixes.  But, it’s because I’m having to mix up more of the ones that I need because I’m running out of the ones I already had mixed up.   So, what better time to share them with my friends that when I need them myself?

If you buy premade mixes, they are loaded down with lots of salt.  When you make your own, you can control the amount of salt that goes into what your eating even more.  This is especially important for those that have family (or even themselves) with heart problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. 

 

Dry Onion Soup Mix

4 tsp instant beef bouillon
8 tsp dried minced onion
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp all-purpose seasoning salt

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Combine all ingredients and mix well. Makes the equivalent of 1 package of dry onion soup mix.

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This picture is just 1 batch of onion soup mix.  I mixed up a couple more in my glass jar.  I’ll be mixing more once I get some minced onions.  When making a large batch of this mix, 1/4 cup mix = 1 package of onion soup mix.

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Homemade Baking Mix

 

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As promised, here is the homemade baking mix that I use in place of the store bought ones.   I originally got the recipe from Frugal Families

This mix has saved me tons of money over the years since this is quite a bit cheaper.  I can’t remember the original cost when I first starting making this, but I’m sure the prices have increased anyway.  I’m guessing that the total cost for this mix is roughly 1/3 to 1/4 the cost of buying the name brand stuff. 

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Homemade Baking Mix

9 cups flour (can be 1/2 all-purpose & 1/2 whole wheat)
2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup dry milk
1 cup shortening or 1/2 cup shortening & 1/2 cup butter*
3 Tbsp baking powder

Mix flour and other dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Store in an airtight container up to 6 months.  I use my food processor and divide the recipe in half and process half at a time.  It does a wonderful job mixing all the ingredients and cutting in the shortening. 

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This recipe doubles easily, or you can even divide it in half, depending on how much you are able to store.   I store mine in a 5 quart ice bucket. 

 
*Refrigerate if using butter.