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Friday, October 13, 2006

Chocolate Crepes

This recipe was from the recipe book "Chocolate: Cooking with the world's best ingredient" by McFadden and France. The original recipe was for crepes, souffle and pineapple syrup, but since I only wanted to re-serve the leftover chocolate pudding as previously posted, I made only the crepes and used the pudding as filling. I made use of apple jam (given by a friend) instead of the pineapple syrup as topping.

I first coveted making crepes when I saw thess's posts on crepe and fresh lumpia. I knew then that I had to have one. So I ordered one from Villaware sometime in May.

Hubby liked it so much that he had three ("Thanks for introducing me to something new. I have heard of crepes before but just had them today for the first time.") Sweet ba? Me kwento behind that over-expression of appreciation but I am not sure if I should post about it...

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Sift the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt and cinnamon into a bowl. Stir, then make a well in the center. In a bowl, beat the eggs, milk and vanilla. Gradually add to the well in the flour mixture, whisking in flour from the side of the bowl to form a smooth batter. Stir in half the melted butter and pour into a pitcher. Let stand for one hour.

Heat a the crepe pan. Of course, I used my VillaWare crepe maker which I recently bought. (I have not had luck with trying to make egg roll wrapper with it, though. I need to find the right batter recipe that will work with it.) Using this, I just had to dip the gadget into the batter that I placed on the plastic pan that came with it for 2-3 seconds then let stand and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Peeling it off was so easy.

While I cooked the crepes I asked my older son to spread the chocolate pudding on half of each crepe then fold twice to make triangular crepes. The apple jam topping was optional, as is the jam flavor (you may use pineapple, strawberry, blueberry, etc.).


  1. wow manang, me love your pan! ^-^
    naku oo nga, ang mga husbands eh madaling ma-inlove sa crepe-dishes. Tukso itong recipe mo, kailangan namin magpapayat, eekkk!

    btw , nakahanap ako ng link ng kaffir leaves, nanduon nga lang sa comment box ko, check mo pag may time ka ha.

    happy weekend, manangluvly!

  2. Crepes looks great! Gourmet ang dating! I didn't know may crepe pans pala. happy weekend, nakikitim lang po.

  3. Hi, Manang! First dalaw to your blog and I love what I see! Seriously planning to try your chocolate crepe recipe. ('maryosep: there goes my diet - again!!!)

  4. I like the lay-out of your new kusina. Salamat for letting me know. Sobrang daming trabaho kaya di ako nakakabisita. Thanks for sharing your recipes. I wish to have the time again to cook and blog. You were my inspiration for all the blogging that I had done so far. Salamat muli.

  5. thess, I just made fresh lumpia! I brought it to my Pinay friend's house (the rest of barkadahan visited her) and everyone said it was just like what they used to order in restos in PI. I was asked for the recipe, so I am sending them all ur recipe (hope that's fine!) Each wanted to have a crepe maker as well!
    kk, twas a happy weekend (and weekday) indeed! now I have to get back to some serious working again...
    hi midge! thanks for dropping by! the orig recipe called for choco souffle instead of pudding as filling, so feel free to choose what to use.
    ms_v, thanks! glad u liked it. just keep posting in ur blog (esp the photos of events; they're fun to read).

  6. Oh wow manang! Happy to hear your friends like our lumpia ;).buti ka pa may time gumawa nito, while ako, 1 taon, as in year, na inaawitan ng dutch friend ng mister ko, lokong-loko sa lumpia na yan kaso pinag-durusa ko muna sya he he..siguro sa christmas gagawa ako. sure sure, share natin recipe. Manang ako naman ang ka-copy-cat sa slide presentation mo, mas maganda keysa sa photobucket eh, sana ok lang sa iyo ha? ^_^

  7. thess, by all means, use slide! di naman ako owner no! I am sure slide.com will be happy that one of their users has attracted more users.

  8. Hi Manang , I love crepes specially the one that has fruits in it. Will try this out sometime

  9. i was blog hopping at napunta ako sa site na 'to... manang, i love crepes! natakam ako! hehe

  10. hello manang! i just finished doing your chocolate crepe but i dont have a crepe maker so i used my non-stick pan and it turned it well, medyo makapal nga lang. i added more sugar kse i want to eat it as it is *smile*

    thanks for sharing!!


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