Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sundae Crêpes: Chocolate Pear

Crêpes are a simple beauty; versatile, accommodating, gratifying, not to mention culturally significant. They are loved the world over, and especially so in my home.

I've tried several crêpe recipes, but I keep coming back to this favorite passed down through my family due to it's simplicity. The core recipe of eggs, milk and flour is what make the crêpe so delicious, while allowing whatever filling, whether sweet or savory, to stand out so pleasantly. It also provides an excellent base for adding to, and altering the flavor ever so slightly, as I have done this week with chocolate.

Chocolate Pear Crêpes

As before with the orange crêpes, a simple addition of flavoring makes these crêpes outstanding. Juicy pears with chocolate are a match made in heaven, as would be any other fruit combination.
Chocolate Crêpes
3 eggs
1 ¼ cup milk
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
Whisk until frothy

Add
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
3/4 cup flour
Dash of salt
Whisk together until smooth
Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes

In a well buttered crêpe or round pan, pour a few tablespoons of mixture over med heat
Spread thin
Allow to cook for a few minutes,
Flip over, repeat on opposite side
Remove crêpe and add a dab of butter, allow to melt
Pear Filling
2 pears, thinly sliced
1 tablespoons sugar
Stir to blend


Finalè:
Fill open faced crêpe with a spoonful of freshly sliced pears
Fold over both ends
Top with a dollop of orange whip cream, and additional pears
Recipe will yield about 6-8 crêpes

5 Sweet Talkers:

Chef Aimee said...

Each week I say the crepe can't get any better....AND IT DOES! Oh how delicious!

Leslie said...

I have never made crepes before. Tasted plenty.
Hmmm come to think of it the skin on my legs is so dry it looks like crepe paper!!! lol

Connie said...

Look at that! Absolutely beautifully delicious!
We had a foreign exchange student from france stay with us for a summer. He made crepes and he put only sugar on them! What a waste!

Lisa Michelle said...

Oh my god, Kitty..these look SO SO incredible! Definitely a 5 star dessert! Would you believe I've never had a chocolate crepe? Yours look perfect!

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