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A Sunny Day in the Mountains of Abruzzo, Flowers Blooming, Fresh Asparagus with Crepes..

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A sunny Spring Day driving through the mountains of Abruzzo… enjoyed the sunny quiet hills of Sainte Marie

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And the flower show in Tagliacozzo..with Spring colors all over the place..not to mention the sunny spring unusually warm but still ever so lovely day

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So besides the flowers blooming. asparagus are in season and at their most delicious this time of the of my favorite treats of Spring that adds a beautiful  green to the scenery..and one of my favorite ways of using asparagus besides eating them steamed is a recipe that originates in Abruzzo..Crespelle con Asparagi..Crespelle are a version of crepes from is the recipe

Crespelle with Asparagus

Serves 4.

For crespelle:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • Pinch of salt


  • 1 lb fresh asparagus
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • freshly grated Parmigiano–Reggiano cheese
  • 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt

Wash, clean, and steam asparagus. Cut off tips.

Place  ricotta, grated cheese, whole egg, egg whites, asparagus tips, and pinch of salt in a bowl. Blend with wooden spoon and set aside.

In another bowl, place in all ingredients for crespelle. Blend with wire whisk. Heat a nonstick crêpe pan and cook crespelle. Use 1 tablespoon of crespelle batter  for each crespelle. When finished with batter, stuff crespelle with ricotta mixture.

Lightly butter a casserole dish. Place filled crespelle in dish. Top with freshly grated  parmigiano-reggiano cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until top of crespelle are golden and the cheese is bubbly Serve.

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