Friday, 3 August 2012

Chocolate Crepe with Strawberries

Chocolate Crepe with Strawberries

Rich and Chocolaty, this Crepe was a perfectly indulgent replacement for dinner for my husband. The chocolate sauce is balanced out by that of the tangy Strawberry and served warm, this dish is ideal for a cold winters day on the couch.

1 cup all purpose flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
200 ml milk
120 ml single cream
60g milk chocolate
2 eggs

500g strawberries
50g caster sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1 cup creme fraiche

Chocolate sauce
200g dark chocolate
150 ml double cream

Heat chocolate and milk in a pan until chocolate has dissolved.  Using a food processor, blend flour, cocoa powder, cream, eggs and the heated chocolate milk until a smooth consistency.

While the the crepe mixture chills in the fridge prepare the filling. Heat the strawberries, caster sugar and cinnaman powder with 2tbsp of water in a pan. Bring to boil and reduce heat with lid on for a further ten minutes.

To make chocolate sauce, heat the chocolate and milk in a pan, stirring gently until smooth. If you like your chocolate sauce more runny just add more creme or milk.

Heat a flat pan with a little butter and pour some of the crepe mixture, just enough to cover te base of the pan. Swirl the mixture around the pan and cook until the crepe has sett. Flip over to cook the other side.

Fill an equal amount of the strawberry filling between the crepes, add a dollop of creme fraiche to each one and fold up. Drizzle chocolate sauce over the crepes and serve warm.