Strawberry Chocolate Crepes

Chocolate Crepes with Strawberries

Since local strawberries are coming into season, I am sharing one of my favorite strawberry recipes. The chocolate crepes pair so nicely with the fresh berries. This makes a wonderful summer dessert.

If you haven’t made crepes, this might be just the reason to start. I often make a double batch of the crepes, then freeze some, between layers of wax paper. That way I can have crepes whenever I want.

Truth is, you can fill these crepes with all sorts of stuff. I had fresh berries, so that is what I used. I added some Kahlua to the batter for a little extra flavor and it worked out just great.

You can have all the components ready, then just assemble when ready to serve. While I think of these as a great dessert, they also go over big at brunch.

 

Here is the recipe.

Chocolate Crepes

1 c. flour
4 eggs
1 1/2 c. milk
¼ c. cocoa
3 T. sugar
¼ c. Kahlua or other coffee flavored liqueur or ¼ c. strong coffee
1/4 c. butter, melted and cooled

Mix all ingredients in blender (except butter) until smooth, scraping sides often. Add butter and blend well. Let stand for 30 minutes before using, or batter can be refrigerated, covered, overnight. Beat again, just before using.
Heat 6 or 7 inch skillet. Brush with butter or oil and pour in about 1 tablespoon of batter, tipping pan to cover bottom of pan completely with batter. Cook until edges start to brown, turn over and cook until lightly browned (about 2 minutes per side.)
Crepes can be made day ahead or even frozen between sheets of waxed paper and frozen. Makes 18.

Strawberry filling

2 pounds strawberries

1/2 c. sugar

1 T.  vanilla

healthy dash of cinnamon

Slice berries and mix with the remaining ingredients. Set aside until ready to fill the crepes.

Whipped Cream

1 c. whipping cream

1 t. vanilla

3-4 T. sugar

Whip cream with remaining ingredients just before ready to fill crepes.

 

Assembling the crepes
When filling the crepes I spooned some berries down the center of the crepe and added some whipped cream. Folded over, topped with a few berries and another bit of whipped cream.