Well, we have already done chocolate waffles here, so when I saw the recipe for chocolate crepes- I thought, why not? After all, exactly how much chocolate is too much?
My mom gave me a cookbook for Christmas called, “Chocolate Never Faileth” by Anette Lyon. I am so excited to try this book it did not take long to start. But being as it is all about chocolate, it might take awhile. The book is divided into many sections including cakes, cookies, pastries, puddings and more. One chapter in particular that intrigues me is “Non-edible chocolate bliss”, but we will get to that one later.
On to the crepes… the highlight of this recipe was that I had an easier time turning these crepes as opposed to the recipe that I typically use. Anyhow, here is the recipe:
1 C Flour
1/4 C Cocoa Powder
3 Tbsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1 C Milk
1/3 C Water
3 Tbsp Butter, melted
1/4 tsp Almond Extract
The recipe recommends blending the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate containers and then mixing them together, perhaps with a blender. To cook the crepes, preheat a heavy skillet on medium high. Grease the skillet, this may have to be done prior to every crepe. To make the crepe, pour 1/4 cup batter onto the hot skillet. I rotated the skillet to spread the batter thin across the pan. Although the method of tipping the pan was easy… it did not create the most circular crepes. Anyway, the recipe recommends to cook the crepe 30-45 seconds on first side, then about 15 seconds on the other side. I cooked the crepes probably about 15 seconds more per side than what was recommended… but this could depend on the stove top temperature.
One additional note is to use a heavy skillet if possible… otherwise the heat does not dissipate correctly and the crepe burns easily. As far as toppings… anything you want. We added berries, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. The chocolate sauce might have been a bit much, but that might just be pregnancy speaking too.
Finally, the recipe recommends to save the crepes for no longer than 2 days. If you are cooking for a small amount of people, I would cut this recipe in half. My husband and I each had a few, I had more that night… and we still ended up throwing out some.
Anyway, I thoroughly enjoy breakfast, especially if it includes chocolate. I hope you get to try some!