January 9th, 2012

Red Velvet Crepes


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Ever find a great deal at the store that you are so excited about you want to tell everyone?  {Because when I find a great deal I tell everyone!}   Well, that is sort of like these crepes.  They are AMAZING!!!!  I promise.  Crepes are delicious, I have nothing against a regular crepe.  But, wait until you try these.  It is like eating a thin piece of red velvet cake and filling it with sweet raspberry jam, cream cheese and then drizzling dark chocolate all over the top.  These will really make your day.  Good food really does make me happy.

They are not difficult, but it does take a little of time to make each crepe, since we are only cooking one at a time.  In the recipe I used an 8 inch skillet.  You may use a larger one and have fewer  but bigger crepes.  {Just be sure to use more or less batter depending on the size of pan you are using.}   Smaller is okay too!  {Then you can eat more of them!!}

These are really fun and yummy to make anytime, but Valentine’s Day is coming up and how perfect are these for that special person or persons in your life?  I’m just saying….

Red Velvet Crepes

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons sugar
2  cups buttermilk
1 1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
1 tablespoon red food coloring
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Cream Cheese Filling:

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Raspberry Jam (optional)

Chocolate Ganache:

1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

For the Cream Cheese Filling:
Using a mixer, mix cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and vanilla until soft and fluffy.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

For Chocolate Ganache Sauce
Place chocolate in a heat proof bowl.  Heat cream, butter and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil.  (Watch out, it boils over quickly).  Pour the boiling cream over chocolate.  Allow to stand 3-4 minutes, until chocolate melts.  Stir until smooth.  Set aside until ready to use.  {If the chocolate thickens too much; reheat 30 seconds in microwave and stir.}

Red Velvet Crepes
In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. Set aside.

In a separate larger bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, milk, egg, sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract and food coloring. Whisk until combined.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients, and whisk just until the dry ingredients are combined.  The batter will contain small lumps; these will work themselves out.  The batter should be thin, if you find that the batter is too thick and pancake like, add more milk.

Heat an 8 inch skillet to medium.  Spray the pan before each crepe.

For each crepe, scoop about  1/4 cup of the batter into the center of the skillet. Holding onto the handle of the pan, remove it from the heat and swirl the pan so the batter coats the entire bottom of the pan. You want to make the coating as thin as possible. If you have holes in the crepe, go ahead and add more batter to the pan to cover them. Return to heat.

Cook about 2 minutes and then carefully flip the crepe over.  Finish cooking the crepe on the other side, about 1 minute.

Gently slide the cooked crepe out and keep warm.

Assembling the Crepes:

If using raspberry jam, place a small amount the center of the crepe about an inch wide.  Pipe cream cheese filling down the center over the jam, and carefully roll.

Drizzle with chocolate ganache sauce and dust with powdered sugar.

*Makes about 24 crepes, in an 8 inch skillet.

 

 

 

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14 Responses to “Red Velvet Crepes”

  1. These sound so yummy Jocelyn! A question though…don’t you mean the jam should be a strip about an inch wide…not an inch thick? These are now a plan for Sunday morning! Thank you!

  2. Yes, an inch wide would be what I meant. This is what happens when you try to type up a recipe late at night. Thanks!!

  3. How very special these look! Really enjoyed visiting!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  5. Awesome idea and beautifully done! Yummy!

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  8. How pretty!! What a fun idea! I love new crepes ideas! http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com/2011/07/banana-split-crepes.html

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  10. how many will this recipe make in a 8 in pan?

  11. It should make about 24 crepes in an 8 inch pan.

  12. Wow! So decadent!

    I’d love if you linked up to my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/01/show-tell-8.html

  13. Yumm these sound awesome!! Now I want crepes for breakfast tomorrow!

  14. Wow, these look really amazing, yum! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. Just wanted to let you know that you will be featured at this weeks party!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/01/roasted-garlic-and-taseful-tuesday-party.html

    ps, do you have a link party page? I took a look around and didn’t see any :o)

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