Friday, November 03, 2006
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Chocolate Crepes)

Good Morning everyone! It's time for another Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange!

Just a quick reminder of the guidelines with this newly revised recipe exchange:

1) Please aim for simplicity in your recipes, no matter how many ingredients they have. Simplicity was the whole appeal to me of the 5 ingredients or less. I don't want to loose that, but I think we don't have to even with recipes that have more ingredients.

2) Please number your ingredients within your post so that, at a quick glance, we all know how many ingredients we'll be working with if we make your dish.

That's it. And now for my recipe.

The recipe I'm about to share is from my Best 50 Crepe Recipes cookbook. We got this cookbook as a wedding gift, along with a VillaWare crepe maker. I love both the cookbook and the crepe maker and Oronzo loves it when I treat him to crepes! I've even made crepes at work and my co-workers fight over them! :)

I know there are quite a few ingredients (I guess I can't follow my own guidelines) but it's a simple recipe because you just dump them all in a blender and blend. Enjoy!

Chocolate Crepes

Ingredients

  1. 2 eggs
  2. 1 Tbsp melted butter
  3. 1 oz. melted semisweet chocolate
  4. 1 Tbsp cocoa
  5. 1 1/4 cups milk
  6. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1/2 tsp chocolate extract (if you have it)
  8. 1/4 cup sugar
  9. 1 cup flour
  10. dash of salt
  11. dash of cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Place ingredients in a blender or food processor and process for 20 to 30 seconds.
  2. Scrape down sides of container and process for a few more seconds.
  3. Cook crepes according to directions given by the crepe maker manufacturer.
  4. If you don't have a crepe maker, you can make these in an omelet pan. Check out this website for instructions on how to master the fine art of making crepes without a crepe maker.

These crepes are Heavenly when stuffed with raspberries or other fruits. I also like to top them with real whipped cream (I whip my heavy cream with clear vanilla extract, sugar, and a bit of cinnamon)! Talk about a decedent breakfast that your entire family will enjoy!

I look forward to seeing your Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe! Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.

Thanks so much for your participation. I do appreciate it!

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16 Comments:
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Barb said...

I did it! I got here first!

I used to make crepes all the time. I even had a very expensive "special" crepe pan. Can I just say these sound wonderful?

I have no idea why I stopped making crepes. This inspires me to start again. They're actually really fun to make. My specialty was seafood (shrimp and crab) crepes but these chocolate dessert crepes would be a huge hit at my dining room table.

 
At 8:56 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

These sound wonderful - and easy considering you through it all in a blender LOL Which reminds me - yesterday I finally got around to making your chocolate chip banana bread (throwing ingredients in a blender reminder me to tell you!) we loved it! Yummy!

Thanks for the instructions on how to make these without a fancy crepe maker!

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger Tammy and Parker said...

My family will LOVE these!

And I just noticed that I was supposed to number my ingredients. Oy! I'm always the problem child, aren't I?

Next time. =)

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Miranda said...

I've never made crepes, or even tasted them. But they are chocolate, so i'll have to see if i can make them.

I'm going to make the chocolate chip bananna bread when my banannas ripen a little more!!

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Larae said...

Crepes sound so delicious right now! Chocolate crepes sound even better. Thanks for sharing the recipe and for hosting! =)

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Sorry, I'm 15 and 16, but I only did one recipe. My 2 yr old hit enter before I finish typing.

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger Barb said...

Per your request, Overwhelmed, I'm linking in this comment to a recipe at the Food Network for seafood crepes. I no longer have my original recipe so I went in and found one exactly like it.

I remember that the thing that made these crepes so delicious was the sherry flavor. This recipe looks identical to the way I made them. If you link to this, just maximize it to see the entire recipe.

Seafood Crepes

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Rona's Home Page said...

Thank you for keeping me busy during a very slow phone shift. It's so cool to be working from home.

You have a beautiful blog.

Happy Sandwich Day.

 
At 9:12 PM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Fabulous! These I have to make! Wonderful!!

 
At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These sound wonderful, can't wait to try them :) I need to get back on the bandwagon for this, I've fallen off and have been struggling to get back on anything lately.

Hugs to you,
Sandra

 
At 2:38 AM, Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

yummmmmmmy!

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger Mom2fur said...

Chocolate crepes? Wow, that's like dying and going to heaven. BTW, thanks for the nice comment about my son and his fractured wrist. He's doing fine!

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Magi said...

I love crepes, yet have never made them. I was so crazy yesterday that I didn't get my post up until last night, and then like a doofus, I forgot to link it here.

 
At 12:54 PM, Blogger Magi said...

I just visited everyone's sites and the recipes look great. Blogger isn't letting me leave comments for everyone, so I apologize if you don't see one from me.

I also wanted to remind everyone to visit me on Monday for Sharing Gifts from the Heart

 
At 7:04 AM, Anonymous Jenna said...

I. Suck. at. Crepes.

:(

I wish I was better. Grandma makes the best. Sigh.

 
At 7:35 AM, Blogger cityfarmer said...

I'm so glad we met...I will try these...always loved old Julia Child shows about crepes...I'm dating myself now...the shows were in black and white.

 

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