Florentine Crepes With Mushrooms

Florentine crepes with mushrooms from Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

The Tuscan cuisine is rich in dishes that evoke the flavors and aromas of the countryside, made up of a few genuine ingredients, prepared with simplicity as tradition dictates. Sometimes the tradition is revisited and produces real delights like the “Crespelle alla Fiorentina” (Florentine Crepes) with mushrooms!

The Recipe of the Original “Crespelle alla Fiorentina”

The omelettes were among the favorite dishes of Caterina de’ Medici, which later became one of the most popular meal in France, the famous Crepes. Legend has it that it was Caterina de’ Medici to “export” them to Paris, marrying Henry II, King of France.
Florentine Crepes are genuine and easy to prepare. Here is the recipe in their classic version:

For the Crepes
120 g of flour
A glass of milk
A pinch of salt
2 eggs
50 g of butter
For the stuffing
1 egg
250 g of ricotta
300 g of spinach
3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
For béchamel
50 g of flour
50 g of butter
1/2 liter of milk
3-4 tablespoons of tomato sauce

Beat 2 eggs with milk and add the flour, melted butter, a pinch of salt and stir until a smooth and lumpy mixture is obtained.

Let the batter rest for about an hour. Grease a small pan with a diameter of about 20 cm, pour 1 ladle of batter for each crepe and cook on both sides.

Boil the spinach, drain, chop and add to ricotta and egg, then add the parmesan and nutmeg to taste and season with salt and pepper.

Prepare the béchamel with the milk mixed with the flour and adding a pinch of salt and butter. Place a couple of spoons of stuffing in the center of each crepe and roll them up like a cannoli. Arrange the crepes in the pan next to each other, cover with the béchamel sauce, sprinkle with a few tablespoons of tomato sauce and sprinkle generously with Parmesan.

Cook everything in the oven at 180°C for about 15 minutes and serve hot.

“Crespelle alla Fiorentina” with Mushrooms

There are numerous versions of the famous recipe of Florentine Crepes, one of the tastiest is with mushrooms. Here is the recipe of Florentine Crepes with mushrooms:

  • Prepare the béchamel sauce and transfer it to a bowl;
  • Clean 500 g of champignon mushrooms with a damp cloth, scraping off the excess soil with a small knife, then cut the final part of the stem and slice them. Pour the oil into a pan, add the garlic and let it brown over low heat; add the mushrooms and cook for about 5-10 minutes until they are wilted, then remove the garlic;
  • Transfer the mushrooms into the glass of an immersion mixer together with the béchamel sauce and blend for a few moments, until a smooth mixture is obtained. Pour into a pan, add a grated nutmeg, add salt and pepper and pour the dough into the crepes.

To taste the delicious Florentine Crepes, in the classic version or in their version with mushrooms, we are waiting for you in the heart of Mugello at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!

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