Monday, 21 October 2013

Nutella Mille Crepe...and the time my kitchen was hijacked.

Look at those satisfied ( and slightly disturbed) faces! Everyone, meet Hannah, John, and Charlotte. They invaded my flat the other day for crepes and chocolate. Let it never be said that I don't deliver on feeding my guests. ;)

So I was going to make a mille crepe for John to 'apologize' for 'tormenting' him with pictures of food that he couldn't eat. But they finished with their bio practical a little earlier than expected, so I told them to guzzle the first batch of crepes with the chocolate filling before assembling them properly. After they left I made another half batch and came up with this:

11 crepes, stacked one on top of the other with dark chocolate and Nutella ganache sandwiching them. :) a wholly successful experiment.

Mille crepe
The crepes were made from this recipe from


4 eggs
2 cups of all purpose flour
3 cups of milk
1/3 cup of sugar or to taste
5 Tbsp. melted butter
Pinch of salt
Whisk together milk, eggs, sugar and salt.  Slowly whisk  in flour until smooth.
Add melted butter and mix well.
The batter should be smooth and thin.
Lightly brush the medium 8″sauté pan with butter and head over medium heat.
Working quickly- pour in about 1/4 cup of batter, tilting the pan so the batter makes a circle and coats the bottom.

The crepes should be very thin.  Cook the crepe until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, flip and cook the other side; remove to the flat platter.

Crepe, DONE. 

Next, make the filling. 
Dark Chocolate and Nutella Ganache
150ml double cream
100g dark chocolate
2 heaped tbsp Nutella 

Put everything into a small pot and heat gently on the stove. Stir everyone in a while till nice and smooth. 

To assemble:

Start with a crepe on your plate and dab on 1 1/2 tbsp of filling. Smooth it out as best you can and then top with another crepe. Continue till you you are crepe-less. Mind you, this'll be tricky. The stack gets crazy wobbly the higher you get. If you really can't work with it, stick it in the fridge for 1/2 an hour to harden before you continue. When you get to your last crepe, dust with cocoa powder and have a shot of vodka to celebrate your success. 

Happy eating guys!

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