Cocoa Black Forest Crepes
Happy Healthy Holidays!
The best crepes ever - to serve to only the best! Tender cocoa black forest crepes filled with cherry pie filling and drenched in chocolate sauce. A dollop of whipped cream is the finishing touch.
1/8 teaspoon salt
Sweetened whipped cream (optional)
Chocolate Sauce (recipe follows)
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup water
Cherry pie filling
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 cup light cream or half-and-half
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted and cooled
Combine eggs, water and cream in blender container or food processor; blend ten seconds. Add flour, cocoa, sugar, salt and butter; blend until smooth. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
Spray 6-inch crepe pan lightly with vegetable cooking spray; heat over medium heat. For each crepe, pour two to three tablespoons batter in pan; lift and tilt pan to spread batter. Return to heat; cook until surface begins to dry. Loosen crepe around edges; turn and lightly cook other side. Stack crepes, placing wax paper between each. Keep covered. (Refrigerate for later use, if desired.)
Just before serving, place 2 tablespoons pie filling onto each crepe; roll up. Place crepes, seam-side down, on dessert plate. Drizzle with Chocolate Sauce; top with spoonful of sweetened whipped cream, if desired.
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon kirsch (cherry brandy, optional)
Stir together sugar and cocoa in small saucepan; add evaporated milk, butter and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Remove from heat; stir in kirsch, if desired. Serve warm. Cover; refrigerate leftover sauce. Recipe makes about 1-cup sauce.
Yield: 18 crepes