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Happy Valentine’s Day! Chocolate Crepes Recipe

February 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Come on out to the Oceanside Farmer’s Market¬†in Lake Worth¬†today at 10 a.m. and watch me make chocolate crepes with strawberry-yogurt creme for Valentine’s Day! For those who can’t make it, the recipe is below.

Later today, find me judging at the Delray Beach Garlic Fest — head over to Garlic Chef’s Stadium, where several chefs vie to become Garlic Chef of 2010. Plan to spend time: there’s tons of food, demos, activities for kids and all the works, plus entertainment tonight.

Here’s the crepe recipe — and it’s so easy, kids can make these.

Chocolate crepes with strawberry yogurt creme

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sweet cocoa (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 quart (4 cups) milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, clarified

Whisk together dry ingredients. Add eggs, yolks and milk and beat well to combine all.

Melt butter till bubbly (do not brown), skim foam and drain off fat, leaving behind the solids, to make clarified butter.

Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat; brush lightly with clarified butter. Add 2 tablespoons (about) of crepe batter and tilt pan immediately to make thin round. Cook till no wet batter shows on top; lift carefully and flip crepe to cook second side. Use a thin spatula to gently flip the crepe over the handle of a floured wooden spoon, making a half-moon.

Slide the crepe onto a plate, and fold again, essentially making a quarter-round shape. Drizzle with strawberry creme (recipe follows). Garnish with strawberry cut into a fan, or dust with powdered sugar.

Note: I use Ghiardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa.

Strawberry yogurt creme

  • 2 quarts very ripe strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 2 cups (1 pint) Greek natural yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey, or to taste

Use a potato masher or other utensil to crush berries in a bowl. Add yogurt and honey. Beat with 1 beater attached to portable mixer to combine. Serve atop crepes, waffles, or use as a cake or dark chocolate brownie topping.

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  • 1 CFF // May 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    This is a very good idea. Creating new recipes is my hobby. And share these recipes are my activities. I’m happy if you shared this recipe for me. Hope your day is always fun.

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