YOSHI - Super Happy Fruit Crêpes with Berry Reduction
Updated: Jul 19, 2021
When coming up with a recipe inspired by the trusty steed of the Mario series, Yoshi, it was only natural to go for a dish made with plenty of eggs - and a bright and cheerful breakfast seemed like the best way to represent Yoshi's happy-go-lucky nature. This accordingly leads us to the crêpe, the pancake's thinner cousin!
Crêpes are meant to be filled with delicious fresh fruit - which just so happens to be Yoshi's favourite! I went for a selection of fruits found in Yoshi's Story: melons, apple, grapes, and bananas! A mixed berry reduction represents Yoshi's original go-to snack from Super Mario World, as well as the fruit juices used by the Yoshis in Super Mario Sunshine.
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup water
2 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen (I used blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries)
3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
A splash of orange juice
1 cup milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup flour
3 tbsp granulated sugar
½ tsp salt
Watermelon, cantaloupe, banana, apple, and grapes for serving
Powdered sugar, for dusting
For berry reduction:
Heat water and sugar in a medium saucepan until sugar is dissolved and mixture becomes syrupy.
Add berries, maple syrup, and orange juice, mix to combine.
Use an immersion blender (or simply mash with a potato masher) to create a jam-like consistency.
Allow to cook and reduce over medium heat until thick. Set aside.
Whisk ingredients together in a bowl until no lumps of flour remain.
Cook a thin layer of batter on a hot griddle (alternatively, use an electric crêpe maker) until lightly golden. Carefully transfer crêpes to a plate, repeat until all batter is gone.
Serve with fresh fruit, berry reduction, and dust with powdered sugar.