Saturday, July 14, 2012

Crepes a la Bastille: Triple Chocolate Crepes

Just as the bricks came tumbling down when the French stormed the Bastille, ice cream and chocolate will tumble from your fork when you cut into these fabulous Triple Chocolate Crepes for the Bastille Day Holiday today. Crepes a la Bastille! Crepes are so French, after all.


2 cups whole milk
2 eggs
2-1/2 Tbsp sweet butter, melted
1 oz. dark chocolate (65-85% cacao), melted
1-1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup high quality DARK cocoa 

1/3 cup sugar
pinch of salt

Making the Crepes
Melt butter & chocolate together, mixing to combine and smooth out  chocolate. 

In large bowl combine milk and eggs. 
In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
Whisk together milk and eggs with dry ingredients, continue whisking incorporating butter and chocolate mixture.
Cover and refrigerate at least an hour, or overnight. 

Be sure to re-whisk batter before cooking the crepes.

Cooking the Crepes
Butter a hot frying pan (small or medium) or crepe pan, then wipe out  excess butter with paper towel so it is dry-ish

Pour in small amount of crepe batter and tilt pan as needed so batter spreads and covers bottom of pan. As edges begin to peel up, flip crepe with spatula for a few seconds to cook other side.

Chocolate Sauce

1/3 cup half-and-half
2 Tbsp honey
3 ounces Dark chocolate (65-75% cacao), chopped

Combine half-and-half and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 3 minutes or until tiny bubbles form around edge of pan, stirring frequently (do not boil).
Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate until smooth.

Fill with Dark Chocolate Ice Cream or Chocolate Ganache and Drizzle with Chocolate Sauce.


~~louise~~ said...

Oh so decadently delicious I'm sure!!!

Thanks for sharing, Janet!

What's Baking?? said...

wow from the recipe I could tell that I would love to eat this..bookmarking this recipe.

Niki Chanel said...

I have just added a link to your Dying for Chocolate blog on my [short] list of sites I go to often (under Blog Cafe at Yum!

Thank you again for your kind words on my fondant cake, The Kiss, which is also posted at and seems to be the place more search engines send readers. (I'm in the process of revamping my sites, hence the two similar blogs. Love the way you've handled your topics.)

Sandy Eigo said...

These crepes sound fantastic! Chocolate crepes are my favorite and this recipe seems very promising.