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Chocolate Crepes with Jam

Dutch process cocoa powder has been treated with an alkali, which helps neutralize cocoa's natural acidity. Because it is darker in color but milder in flavor than untreated cocoa, Dutch process cocoa powder is perfect for crepes.

Ingredients:

For the crepes:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted, plus more for
      cooking crepes
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
      powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1 cup raspberry jam, plus more as needed
  • Whipped cream for serving
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish

Directions:

To make the crepes, in a blender, combine the milk, eggs, butter, flour, cocoa powder, sugar and salt and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Alternatively, combine the ingredients in a pitcher and whisk vigorously until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

Heat a crepe pan over medium-low heat. Coat the pan lightly with melted butter, wiping out any excess. Lift the pan at a slight angle and pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the center, tilting the pan to spread the batter to the edges. Return the pan to the heat and cook until the crepe is golden underneath, about 1 minute. Using a spatula, flip the crepe over and cook for 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate and cover. Repeat with the remaining batter to make about 16 crepes.

To assemble, lay a crepe flat, spoon 1 to 2 Tbs. of the jam into the center and fold the crepe into a triangle. Repeat with the remaining crepes and jam. Divide the crepes among 8 individual plates. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with raspberries.
Serves 8.
Williams-Sonoma Kitchen.