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Dark Chocolate Crêpes with Blueberry Cream for #SundaySupper #CookforJulia


Dark Chocolate Crêpes with Blueberry Cream

In honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday this August 15th, my #SundaySupper group is celebrating with PBS Food to honor this cooking legend with her amazing recipes. I have always been intimidated by French cooking until I made my first Beef Bourguignon. I quickly realized that this amazing meal was basically a beef stew. It put things in perspective for me, not that I’m diminishing this truly amazing meal! So, to celebrate the extra-ordinary life of Julia Child, the American who brought French cooking to the family home, I decided to tackle something I’ve always wanted to make: chocolate crêpes.

Crêpes alone can be made into a savory or sweet dish. This ultra thin pancake (remember simplifying makes it less scary!) can be filled with fresh fruit, whipped cream, nutella or even chocolate mousse to make a decadent dessert. The French also like to make a savory dinner with crêpes, filling them with left overs, whether it be chicken, shrimp or even beef bourguignon.

Dark Chocolate Crêpes with Blueberry Cream

I took Julia’s basic crêpe recipe and altered it with the addition of dark cocoa powder. I quickly refrigerated my chocolate crêpe mix, hoping I would make them the next morning for breakfast. Well, it sat there an extra day and I was a little apprehensive whether my crêpes would turn out or not. I had read that the batter needed to chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours so that the flour particles could expand in the liquid, insuring a light, thin crêpe.

And I’m happy to report that it worked!

The first crêpe is your experiment, to determine whether your batter is the right consistency or not. It shouldn’t be thick and heavy, but just light enough to coat a spoon.

The cooking of the crêpes is like a dance. You have to get the steps in the right order, pay close attention and keep with the rhythm. Get the pan piping hot, then remove from heat. Pour just enough batter into the hot pan with one hand. Turn and twirl and rotate the pan with the other hand to coat the pan.

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Let the chocolate crêpe brown slightly. Run the rubber spatula along the edges to take a peek and loosen the crêpe. Gently flip the crêpe over.

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Dark Chocolate Crêpes with Blueberry Cream

Doh! This is where I usually step on my proverbial partner’s toes. Flipping a crêpe takes talent – talent that I am lacking! I figured out that the easiest way for me to semi-gracefully flip a crêpe is to use two rubber spatulas. Success!

<resume dance>

Flip the crêpe. Grease the pan. Heat the pan and start all over again.

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Dark Chocolate Crêpes with Blueberry Cream

I filled my lovely dark chocolate crêpes with blueberry cream, to make this an antioxidant rich dessert – funny, I know, but it makes perfect sense for me! I used honey to sweeten the cream, but not just any honey. I hunted down and scored some amazing blueberry honey to complete my theme.

A fabulous dessert after enjoying Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon, Coq au Vin or even Chicken Fricassé.

Bon Appetit and Happy Birthday, Mrs. Child!

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61 Responses to Dark Chocolate Crêpes with Blueberry Cream for #SundaySupper #CookforJulia

  1. Renee at #

    Gorgeous crepes and a fantastic combo with the blueberry cream. This will satisfy any chocolate craving.

  2. This is a fantastic recipe Laura! I think chocolate and blueberries are great together, yet don´t see them often. Beautiful pics!

  3. Hi Laura! Another great recipes ! I really like how fits the color of Blueberry Cream! Nice

  4. Beautiful pics and the crepes and the blueberry cream sound wonderful.

  5. These crêpes look fantastic and I’m so jealous of your blueberry honey! :)

  6. These are gorgeous! I’m going to have to change up our regular crepes with these chocolate ones! YUM!

  7. Wow Laura! These sound soooo good!

  8. Those are stunning! I have never tried a chocolate crepe and I need to remedy that SOON…they look glorious!

  9. Those look scrumptious!

  10. Chelsea at #

    Blueberries and cream inside chocolate crepes?! Sounds amazing!

  11. Sarah at #

    Omg, CHOCOLATE crepes? And BLUEBERRIES?? It’s veritable health food!! I think this should be breakfast lunch and dinner :-D

  12. kathy at #

    Laura,

    Fabulous crepes! It has been forever since I’ve eaten or prepared a crepe. I have to tell you, I really love your blueberry cream. They are my favorite berry EVER!

    Thanks for the reminder and inspiration.

  13. Gorgeous and I bet delicious!

  14. Laura, these are gorgeous! And you know what I just realized!? I made your kumquat cardamom bars a while back!! I think I tweeted you and told you…I didn’t realize you were in #SS :)) Thank you so much for being a part this week!

  15. Renee at #

    That’s such a great looking dessert, and you have made some really beautiful pictures here. That looks like something that’d be great at a party! Nice job. :)

  16. Those crepes look fantastic – lovely photo. I enjoyed your story of the dance and I know what you mean. You can’t exactly trot off and attend to something else. It is all-consuming while it is happening.

  17. Katy at #

    Wow, these are gorgeous! And such attention to detail, they would be a showstopping dessert :)

  18. I’ve made Julia’s crepe recipe dozens of times, but it never occurred to me to add cocoa powder. Great idea! Learning how to flip crepes is fun – although be prepared for have several land on the floor while you’re mastering your technique. I’ll bet you can imagine how I know this. ;-)

  19. Amy Kim at #

    These crepes sound heavenly. I love the fact that the chocolate is part of the crepe and not a filling!

    Also love your dance/waltz analogy!

  20. Kim Bee at #

    I think I just fell madly in love with you. This is spectacular.

  21. sunithi at #

    This looks Fab and the step by step pictures are awesome. Making crepes can seem intimidating , but not after your pics ! Thanks for sharing ….. decadent & lovely :)

  22. You gotta love a woman who adapts a recipe to make it chocolate. LOVE. Great idea, I mean, how could chocolate crepes be bad? Well done!

  23. Maureen at #

    I’ve never made chocolate crepes but I LOVE crepes so this recipe is very much “me”. I love it. A great tribute to Julia.

  24. Sarah at #

    where does one score blueberry honey? I want some! I would slather that on my shoe and eat it too.

  25. Jenny at #

    They look delicious. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who struggles with flipping pancakes!

  26. Delightful crepes Laura! I love the dark chocolate twist…Gives my favorite breakfast more attitude. I am thinking of fresh berries and stone fruits. Wow, a breakfast for the whole family to enjoy…
    Anyhoo, we have just recently launched a food photo submission site, http://www.yumgoggle.com/gallery/ that allows you to showcase all your great work and share it with all of our visitors. Your phenomenal photos have caught our attention. We’d be proud to have your work as part of our growing collection to continue to have a larger reach and further inspire all fellow food lovers out there! (sorry for the blatant shameless plug)!

  27. Wow – these are gorgeous! I love the combination of blueberries and chocolate, and the blueberry honey is a great touch. But what I’m really amazed at is how artfully you do the “dance” of cooking crepes – and manage to photograph the steps at the same time. Now that takes some serious coordination!

  28. Just divine! I have a gluten-free crepe recipe on my blog that I’ll have to try this with. Love the addition of cocoa to the batter, and the yummy blueberry cream. Oh, my!

  29. Liz at #

    Oh, yum!!! I’ve only made chocolate crepes once, but you’ve convinced me to add these to our menu again. Perfect with berries and cream! And I think I’ll try Julia’s basic recipe, too :)

  30. These look so delicious! I love the use of fresh blueberries and that they’re made with dark chocolate… I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and thanks always for keeping me inspired with new ideas…

  31. I’ve never attempted crepes, though I really should. I do love them! These would be excellent with bananas as well!

    Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com

  32. Here at #

    Hello, great read on that one about Crepe recipe. Nice blog. Keep up posting! Cheers, Midas.

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