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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chocolate-drizzled Strawberry Crepes

It's been a while since we ate crepes, and with an abundance of strawberries and a reader's suggestion, we made them for dinner the other night.  Now, we do not normally serve chocolate as part of our main course; we rarely even eat dessert, but with ganache in the fridge, this meal just screamed out for it.

Because my husband was away and a batch of crepe batter makes oodles of crepes, I made only half a batch, and that was barely enough.  I think my Big Helper would've happily eaten a few more.

"Mommy, these are DELICIOUS!"  she kept shouting.  "I need another one!"

So, with reviews like that, we might just have to have these a bit more often.

Here's how to pull together your own Chocolate-drizzled Strawberry Crepes.

You'll need fresh strawberries, washed and sliced; chocolate ganache, crepes, and whipped cream.

For the chocolate ganache, simply measure out equal parts of chocolate chips and heavy cream.  Put the chips in a heat-safe bowl and heat the cream on the stove until bubbles just begin to form - do not boil!  Whisk the cream into the chips into smooth.  Cool.

For the whipped cream, I put 1 c. of heavy cream into my KitchenAid with the whisk attachment and let it go to town.  It took less than 5 minutes to get seriously fluffy whipped cream - and the machine did all the work.

For the crepes, we made 1/2 batch of our Creative Crepe batter.  Just whisk the following together:

  • 1/2 c. flour
  • a few grains of Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 t. honey
  • 1 c. + 2 T. milk (I just eyeballed the tablespoon part.)
  • 1 T. melted butter
  • 1 egg
Over medium heat, butter a small non-stick frying pan and let it get hot.  Add a few tablespoons of the batter and rotate the pan until covered.  Pour the rest back into the bowl and let it cook until the top appears dry.  Flip with a rubber spatula.  The second side will cook in seconds.  Slide out of the pan and repeat until batter is gone.

To assemble the crepes, lay a crepe flat on a plate.  Spoon strawberries down the middle, fold the ends over, and top with ganache and whipped cream.  Or, as my French friend says is often done in France, simply fold the crepe into quarters and pile everything on top.  Either way, you can't go wrong with chocolate and strawberries.

See?  He liked it so much he dove right in.  ;-)

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