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Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Crepes

Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Crepes from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #crepes #recipe

Perfect for your valentine or your little sweethearts … or just for yourself! … a chocolate crepe with creamy dark chocolate mascarpone filling and fresh heart-shaped strawberries, drizzled with chocolate syrup and more juicy berries.

I have a funny story to tell you about this one. Swiss Diamond International (my favorite pan company!) asked me to make them a Valentine’s Day recipe last fall. They wanted it done by November. So on Halloween, I was home with my teenage daughter who was sick and I was busy making Valentine’s Day chocolate crepes. We had trick or treaters at the door as I was cooking up and photographing the crepes. It was just an odd interplay of holidays.

Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Crepes from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #crepes #recipe

Now that Valentine’s Day is almost here, it looks so much more fitting and I’m wishing I had some of these delicious crepes in my fridge … I just might have to make them again! My Swiss Diamond crepe pan is still here … one of the most used pans in my kitchen … we use it for scrambled eggs almost daily, and for bacon … and it’s just wonderful for making chocolate valentine crepes. It doesn’t have to be  Valentine’s Day to make these chocolate truffle crepes … make them anytime you have a hungering for chocolate, strawberries, and a need to show someone special that you love them. (And it’s quite all right if that “someone special” is yourself.)

Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Crepes

Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Crepes

Ingredients

    For the crepes:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup good quality dark, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • For the filling:
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (be sure to use a high-quality chocolate! I used Ghirardelli)
  • 8 oz. Mascarpone cheese (a sweet Italian cream cheese)
  • 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 - 4 Tablespoons dark cocoa powder (to taste)
  • 1 package of fresh strawberries

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flours, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder & salt.
  2. Make a well in the center and add the milk, vanilla and eggs. Whisk together until the mixture is smooth, then add the melted butter in a small stream while whisking.
  3. Heat a crepe pan over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter in the pan, then immediately swirl the batter around the pan until the batter covers the bottom of the pan. Cook until the crepe batter is set, then carefully lift the edge of the crepe, slide your spatula under it and flip the crepe. Cook for just a minute or so on the other side, then slide the crepe onto a plate and start on the next one. Repeat until the batter is gone. Keep the crepes warm by covering them with a clean towel.
  4. Next, make the filling. Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave on high 1 minute, then stir, then microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir. If they are not melted yet, microwave another 30 seconds and stir. Be careful to get the chocolate just to the point where it is melted ... don't overcook it!
  5. Meanwhile, mix together the Mascarpone cheese and the vanilla yogurt.
  6. When the chocolate is melted, let it cool slightly (for about 5 - 10 minutes), then stir into the cheese/yogurt mixture. Taste the mixture and add cocoa powder to taste. (I added 4 Tablespoons of cocoa powder, but I like really deep, dark chocolate.) Get your mixer and beat the chocolate filling until it's light and fluffy. It should be about the taste and consistency of the wonderful creamy inside of a chocolate truffle.
  7. Cut the strawberries into heart shapes by making a small "V" at the top, removing the head of the strawberry. Then turn the strawberry and slice it.
  8. To assemble the crepes, place a chocolate crepe on a plate, spread a good amount of the chocolate truffle filling down the center, then top with strawberries. Roll up the crepe and turn over so the seam side is down. Drizzle lightly with chocolate syrup, then top with strawberry hearts.
http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/chocolate-strawberry-truffle-crepes/

Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Crepes from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #crepes #recipe

This recipe was shared at Manic MondayTasty TuesdayTotally Tasty Tuesdays, Cast Party WednesdayWednesday ExtravaganzaFull Plate ThursdayFantastic ThursdayFoodie Friday, Foodie Friends FridayStrut your Stuff SaturdayScrumptious SundayIron Chef Mom Strawberry BattleValentines Day SweetsKeep Calm & Cook On Valentine’s Day and All my Bloggy Friends.

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22 Responses

  1. These look amazing!!! And the heart shaped strawberries are so cute <3

    January 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Sonali! You’re so sweet :)

      January 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm

  2. They are so beautiful! I bet they taste even better!!!

    January 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm

  3. Gorgeous Ann! I pinned to a shared Valentines Day Board.

    January 15, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Brianne! :)

      January 16, 2013 at 11:09 pm

  4. These look amazing! So beautiful :) Love your blog, becoming one of your newest followers :D

    January 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

  5. Oh my goodness Ann you just made me drool on my keyboard!! I am so glad you shared this on Manic Monday. Gorgeous….just gorgeous!!

    January 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm

  6. Visiting from the Six Sisters’ link party…these look AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing! Pinning :)
    - Brenda @ ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

    January 19, 2013 at 9:57 am

    • Ann

      Thank you so much, Brenda!

      January 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm

  7. Your Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Crepe is a fabulous and elegant presentation for Valentine Day. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    January 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm

  8. These are stunning! I love the way you cut out the strawberries!

    Thank you for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday. I look forward to seeing what you bring next week.

    January 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm

  9. They look so so beautiful and delicious and use only 2 tablespoons of butter! I love it!

    January 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

  10. Oh, wow! This looks delicious. I would love for you to come over to my blog hop and share this and other posts there!
    http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-blog-hop.html

    February 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm

  11. Wowwwwww These are sooooooooo beautiful

    February 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

  12. Happy Monday darlin’ :) You are featured on this weeks Manic Monday!! Make sure to stop by and grab a button and link up more of your fabulous recipes!! http://bobbiskozykitchen.blogspot.com/2013/02/manic-monday-party-26.html

    February 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    • Ann

      Eeeek! I’m so excited … thank you!

      February 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm

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  15. Scrumptious looking Ann! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Valentine’s Day Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

    February 8, 2014 at 11:21 pm

  16. A perfect Valentine’s Dessert. Thanks for sharing them on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party and I hope that you will join us again this week for our Snack Food theme party.

    February 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

  17. Oh these look so beautiful and I am sure they taste delicious. I love waking up to crepes in the morning…perfect Valentine’s Day treat! Stopping by from Foodie Friends Friday. Blessings, Catherine xo

    February 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

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