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Crêpes with Sweetened Cream and Berries

This delicious dessert is a great idea to serve for your next special occasion."

Ingredients

Crêpes
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
¼ cup whole milk
1/3 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Sauce
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (or about 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips)
¼ cup heavy cream
½ tablespoon light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch sea salt

Vanilla Whipped Cream
½ cup heavy cream
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 1/3 cups mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries)


Instructions

Prepare the crêpes:
Melt butter with the milk in a small saucepan over low heat.

While butter is melting, combine the flour, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Whisk in the egg and vanilla until mixture resembles a thick and sticky batter. Whisk in the milk and butter mixture until the batter is smooth. If time allows, leave the batter to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Prepare the chocolate sauce:
Place the chocolate in a medium bowl; reserve.

In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the cream, corn syrup, vanilla
and salt. Set over low heat and bring to a strong simmer. Immediately pour over the reserved chocolate and let sit for five minutes before whisking to combine. Reserve.

Prepare the vanilla whipped cream:
In a large bowl, whisk the cream, vanilla and sugar together until medium-stiff peaks have formed. Reserve.

Fit the Cuisinart® Griddler® Combo with the griddle plates and preheat both to medium.

Once the grill is preheated, pour ¼ cup batter onto each griddle plate and spread out very thin and evenly with a small offset spatula or small silicone spatula. Cook the crêpes for 2 to 3 minutes, until the edges start to brown; flip and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat to finish batter.

Serve each with a dollop of the vanilla cream and fresh berries; drizzle the chocolate sauce over.

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Servings

Makes 4 crêpes

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Calories 400 (60% from fat) • carb. 35g • pro. 5g • fat 27g • sat. fat 16g • chol. 125mg • sod. 190mg • calc. 95mg • fiber 3g