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Chocolate Crepes with Toffee


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  • For Crepes:
  • Creamy mascarpone and sticky-sweet toffee bring this decadent chocolate crepe to another level.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • For Toffee:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • For Chocolate Sauce:
  • 5 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon brandy, if desired



Step 1

MAKE CREPE BATTER: Place the eggs in a large bowl and beat well. Beat in the sugar, milk, flour, cocoa powder, salt and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

MAKE TOFFEE: Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil until golden, 5-7 minutes. Lightly oil a baking sheet. Pour the toffee onto the sheet and tilt so that the toffee forms a thin layer. Let cool and harden for 10 minutes.

Remove the toffee pieces from the baking sheet, place in a bowl and crush the toffee with a spoon. Stir three-fourths of the crushed toffee into the mascarpone. Set aside the remainder for decoration.

CHOCOLATE SAUCE: Melt the chocolate and butter over simmering water in a double boiler. Stir in the cream until completely blended. Flavor with the brandy, if desired.

MAKE CREPES: Heat a crepe pan or 8-inch nonstick frying pan over moderate heat. Brush the bottom of the pan with some of the remaining 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Pour in 2 tablespoons of the crepe batter and tilt the pan to spread the batter evenly and thinly. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the crepe is just set on top and brown underneath. Turn to the other side and cook for 1 minute. Remove to a plate and repeat until all of the mixture is used, making at least 6 crepes.

Stack the cooked crepes on a plate with a piece of parchment or waxed (greaseproof) paper between each crepe. Keep the whole plate covered with a clean dish towel.

When all of the crepes are cooked, place 1 tablespoon of mascarpone and toffee mixture in the center of each crepe. Fold the sides over so that it looks like a pillow.

Serve each crepe drizzled with chocolate sauce and extra toffee.


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