Recipe Trade Off: Chocolate Crêpes

I was so excited when Mama et Maman nominated me to participate in the recipe trade off. Mr. MPB and I love to cook and eat, so this was right up our alley and provided us with the perfect excuse to spend an evening together in the kitchen. And, as an added bonus, it was a wonderful excuse for Mr. MPB to make my all-time favourite dessert.

Here are the Rules:

-link the person who nominated you
-then upload your recipe.
-include a picture if possible.
-than link other bloggers (let’s aim for 5-10)

While it’s not part of the rules, I started by making Mama et Manan’s Thai Red Curry recipe for supper. We did not have all the same ingredients in the house (i.e. fish sauce and rice – who runs out rice?), it still turned out wonderfully with our creative substitution of a wild quinoa mix).

Recipe: Chocolate Crêpes

There is absolutely nothing healthy about this delectable dessert.  It is made with real butter and is gluten filled.  And it is oh, so delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 1/3 cup of flour
  • 1 3/4 cup of skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Grand Marnier

Step 1 – Make the Perfect Liquid Chocolate  

In a microwavable bowl or double boiler, add about dark chocolate chopped into little pieces. (When it comes to chocolate for this recipe we use only the best – Bernard Callebaut).

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Add about 1 tablespoon of butter.

Microwave or melt in a double boiler. Watch closely and stir frequently to avoid burning the chocolate. When the chocolate runs smooth, it is ready.

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Step 2 – Prepare the Crêpe Batter

Add 1 1/3 cup of flour to the blender.

Add 1 3/4 cup of skim milk to the blender. (I’m sure any milk will work just fine – we only have skim milk in our house so it’s what we use)

Add about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (more or less depending on your preference) and blend on high until smooth.

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Step 3 – Make the Crêpes

Using a hot cast-iron crepe pan (or non-stick frying pan), melt a chunk of butter.

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Pour the crepe batter onto pan.

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Using gravity spread it out evenly over the pan. The batter should be very thin – about 1 to 2 millimeters thick.

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Cook until golden brown and flip over.

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Spread some chocolate on the middle of the crepe and let it warm up while the second side cooks.

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Once golden brown, fold in the sides and plate. To finish, drizzle a touch more chocolate on top and add a sprinkling of sugar.

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Add an optional splash of Grand Marnier. (Mr. MPB’s favourite)

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Enjoy!

My Nominations:

Awaiting Autumn

Spirit Baby Come Home

Adoptive Black Mom

According to Katie

Our Greatest Desire

All The Sun For You

My Brain’s Escape

From My Plan To His

Try Try Again

A Calm Persistence

My Path to Mommyhood

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29 Comments on “Recipe Trade Off: Chocolate Crêpes

  1. Beautiful colours in your curry! Those crepes look amazing. I may have to make them sometime soon for DW, as crepes are her favourite! I have a gluten-free crepe flour substitute that will work too!

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    • Thank you so much for inspiring such a fun evening for us. We always seem to have fun when we cook together. 🙂
      I highly recommend trying the gluten-free crepe flour – I’m curious how it turns out for you.

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    • They were both so yummy! I highly recommend both. The crepes are probably my absolute favourite treat, but we maybe have them once a year because once I start I cannot seem to stop. 🙂

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  2. That looks amazing! Can you believe that I’ve never had a crepe in my life!?!? I have an easy, yummy dessert recipe I can share, I just don’t have any pictures to put with it. I’ll get on it tomorrow!

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    • You have never had a crepe in your life! You are missing out my friend. But careful if you try one, they are dangerously good. 🙂
      I am excited to try your dessert recipe. I will definitely try it once you share it.

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  3. Apparently im not very good at the rules, as i forgot to post “the rules” and forgot to nominate anyone! Oops. Looks like you nominated to make up for me though!

    These crepes look amazing! Ive always wanted to try to properly make crepes, maybe i will now! Yum.

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  4. I’ve just realised how hungry I am!! Lol. Yummy, Man they look amaze-balls! Thanks for the nomination too, I’ll get onto it ASAP x

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