An Easy but Decadent Dessert
Decadent and creamy – these chocolate crepes are a wonderful special occasion indulgence.
Serve these for a special breakfast or brunch. They are delicious simply dusted with powdered sugar, or drizzled with a high-quality maple syrup – my favorite is our Cinnamon-Vanilla Maple Syrup.
But to make them into a special occasion dessert (hint, hint — Valentine’s day is approaching), you can stuff them as I have in this recipe with our Sicilian Sweet Crèmes, fresh fruit, and drizzle with an easy home-made chocolate sauce. Add whipped cream or ice cream, and a little powdered sugar and you have an amazing way to end a special meal.
So, although my main focus is usually sharing healthy and flavorful recipes, I decided to BE BRAVE and share a more indulgent, special occasion dessert. Always remember that moderation is the key, so it’s okay to be bad occasionally. Just don’t make it every week!! 😉 😉
Sicilian Crème Chocolate Crepes
1 cup cold milk
¾ cup cold water
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Melipone Vanilla
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1-2 tablespoons EVOO
2 ½ tablespoons cream or 2 tablespoons milk
¼ cup chocolate chips
Almond Crème or Chocolate Ricotta Crème *
Whipped cream (optional)
Vanilla Ice cream (optional)
Place the eggs, water, milk, flour, cocoa powder, sugar salt, and vanilla in a blender and process until smooth
Add the melted butter and blend again for a few seconds. Let the batter rest for 15 minutes.
Heat a medium flat-bottomed skillet or crepe pan. Dip a paper towel in the EVOO and wipe the pan with it to coat the pan (you will repeat after every 2-3 crepes). Remember they cook best with VERY little oil, just enough to prevent the crepe from sticking to the pan
Pour 1/3 cup of batter into the pan. Lift off the flame, and swirl and tilt to cause the batter to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1 minute on medium heat till the surface of the crepe looks dry. Flip the crepe and cook another 15-30 seconds. Transfer to a plate.
Repeat with the remainder of the batter, stacking the crepes on top of each other on the plate.
Make the chocolate sauce by placing the cream or milk in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds until simmering. Remove from the microwave and add the chocolate chips. Stir till the chips have melted and the sauce is smooth and shiny.
Take each crepe and spread a teaspoon or more of either Almond or Pistachio crème on the crepe (I did half my crepes with one, and the other half with the other flavor of crème)
Fold each crepe in quarters and stuff with a combination of strawberries and sliced banana. Place on a plate and top with raspberries.
Using a teaspoon or mini spatula, drizzle the chocolate sauce over the crepes and fruit. Dust the crepes with powdered sugar and serve. Optionally, add a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream
Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes
* The Pistachio Crème and Almond Crème or Chocolate Ricotta Crème from Sicily are amazing –sweet, nutty, and delicious. A little goes a long way. You can also choose to substitute with a high-quality Nutella.
These crepes are great just with a drizzle of maple syrup instead of stuffing them. Or just top with a dollop of whipped cream and dusting of powdered sugar.
The crepes are best when freshly made, but you can store in the refrigerator covered well with plastic wrap for a day before serving. Add fillings, sauces, and fruit just before serving.
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