Cusma lui Guguta (Crepes with Sour Cherries) Recipe

Cusma lui Guguta (Crepes with Sour Cherries) Recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour


  • Milk (500 ml or about 2 US cups and 2 tbsp)
  • Flour (250 grams or about 1 cup and 1 tbsp)
  • Sugar (3 tbsp)
  • Unsalted butter, melted (50g or about 3 and 1/2 tbsp + plus 1/4 tbsp for greasing the pan)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • Eggs (3 medium)
  • Salt (a pinch of salt)
  • Sour cherries (450 grams, pitted)
  • Sour cream (30% fat, 300 grams or about 11oz)
  • Chocolate bar (100 grams or about 3.5 oz)


Make the crepes

  1. Warm the milk very slightly for about 1-2 minutes in a pot on the stove or in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
  2. Add the milk to a large mixing bowl. Next, add 1 tbsp of sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Then, add the 50 grams of melted butter. I usually melt the butter for about 15-20 seconds in the microwave.
  3. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add them to the mixing bowl. Make sure the milk is lukewarm and not hot as it would cook the eggs otherwise. With a whisk, slowly incorporate the flour until the batter is smooth and there are no lumps left.
  4. Preheat your crepe pan or a medium-sized frying pan over medium heat on the stove. Grease the pan with about 5 grams or 1/4 tbsp of butter.
  5. Make the crepes one by one by ladling the batter into the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes on one side until the bottom is cooked and then flip the crepe with a spatula and cook for about 1 minute on the other side. The first crepe is the test crepe. Adjust the heat on the stove and your cooking times accordingly. Stack every crepe you make, as shown, and allow them to cool.

Crepe Filling and Topping

  1. Add 2 tbsp of sugar to the sour cream in a bowl and mix. Give it a taste and adjust the sweetness accordingly. Some sour creams may be a bit more sour than others and may require a bit more sugar.
  2. Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge to rest.
  3. Now it’s time for the fun part. Take each crepe, fill it with sour cherries, and roll it. Place them on the serving plate next to each other (as shown in the picture below). We’ll use 4 crepes for the first layer.
  4. Once you have your base layer, top it with a layer of the sour cream-sugar mixture.
  5. Add your second layer of crepes filled with sour cherries. For the second layer, we’re using 3 crepes.
  6. Top the second layer of crepes with more of the sour cream-sugar mixture.
  7. Add the third layer of crepes, which will consist of just two crepes filled with sour cherries.
  8. Top the crepes with the sour cream mixture again.
  9. And now add the final layer, which will consist of one filled crepe.
  10. Top everything with the sour cream mixture.
  11. Make sure to cover the sides and ends of the crepes as well.
  12. And finally, take the chocolate bar and a hand grater or zester and add chocolate shavings all over the crepes.
  13. Slice, serve, and enjoy.