|picture from http://emilyk.typepad.com, but the recipe is mine-- a combination of other recipes|
The Crepes: Makes about 6 big crepes
5 tablespoons (aka 70g) of real butter-- you can eyeball a stick of it (the sticks in Brazil are usually 200g)
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 3/4 cups of milk (more milk = thinner crepe)
1 or 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons of sugar (it can be less if you want to use the crepe for something salty)
A banana or two
The Chocolate Topping
1 big (170g) Brazilian chocolate bar of your choice (it can have nuts, it can be dark chocolate)
1 heaping teaspoon of real butter
About 2 tablespoons of cream (creme de leite)
Instructions: The Crepes
*Combine the milk, egg yolks, and vanilla in a big bowl.
*Melt the 5 tablespoons of butter. (I just used the microwave.)
*In a second bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, and the melted butter.
*Slowly stir in the ingredients from the second bowl into the first bowl.
*Heat a good pan for cooking crepes. (We have a wonderful electric grill with this type of surface.) You'll want it on a low temperature.
*Pour some of the crepe mix onto the warmed pan. Once the ends start to brown, flip it over. The crepe is done when it's brown (you probably know what a finished crepe looks like).
Instructions: The Chocolate topping
*Boil some water in a pot and put a container inside to make a banho-maria, or "water bath" for the chocolate (i.e. to cook it in hot water instead of frying it directly). Here's a picture from Wikipedia:
*Add the chocolate to the pot and melt it on low heat.
*Add the heaping teaspoon of butter to the chocolate. Mix mix mix.
*Slowly add creme de leite and keep mixing until you're happy with the flavor and consistency.
Once everything is ready, chop up the bananas. Then you have 2 options: You can add the chocolate and bananas to the crepes while they're still cooking (Alexandre's preference), or you can finish frying the crepe and add the yummy things at the end (my preference).
A note: This recipe might make a lot of crepe mix and not a lot of chocolate topping, depending on how much chocolate topping you like. One problem may have been that I was in charge of mixing the chocolate, and Alexandre was in charge of frying the crepes. So.... you can imagine how that went. I needed to "test" the chocolate about 20 times to make sure it didn't need more cream or anything. ;) But anyway, if you REALLY like chocolate, you might want to double the topping recipe.
And of course, you can change the ingredients, use different fruits, etc. I encourage you to share your ideas in the comments!