I have been indulging on lots of lovely treats recently. Valentine came early in our family. Every year is the same, comes February and the "dieting time" is officially over.. not that I have been dieting much though anyway!
Here is one of the last desserts I dived into: these crepes with strawberries and cream are simply divine for Valentine. Drizzle them with some melted dark chocolate and hold your breath as you are going to sink your teeth into something so divine you will never ever forget. Hubby and I had one each all washed down with some Moscato Rose' wine (a sweet Italian dessert wine). Not bad hey?
I felt I could not wait for Valentine and I opened the box of "Baci Perugina", those Italian dark chocolates with hazelnuts which have a love message inside.. So classic for Valentine. I like dark chocolate and recently I started buying even darker one. I love the one with 90% cocoa content which is so bitter yet so addictive. It leaves you a "clean palate" and not with that itching in your throat you sometimes get when you eat chocolate with low cocoa and high sugar content.
And you, what are you doing for Valentine? Anything special or particularly romantic planned this year?
If you make this dessert you can use other types of berries like raspberries, blueberries or blackberries instead of strawberries if you prefer.
This recipe serves 2 lovers 🙂
- Prep Time : 30 minutes
- Cook Time : 10 minutes
- Yield : 4
Combine the egg, flour, sugar and salt and make a smooth mixture. You can use a blender if you wish. Let the batter rest for at least 20 minutes in the fridge.
Lightly coat a pan with butter and heat it up over a medium heat. Add 2 or 3 tbsp of batter and swirl to completely cover the bottom of the pan. Cook the pancakes for about one minute each side and shake the pan from time to time to prevent the dough from sticking to the bottom. Cook them until they look slightly golden then transfer them on to a plate by sliding them from the pan.
Make all the crepes (they should be at least four) then put them on a plate and set aside.
Wash the strawberries and using a mixer reduce them into a puree with the powdered sugar. Leave 3 or 4 aside for the final decoration. Whip the cream, add a 2 or 3 tbsp of the strawberry sauce and fold it gently.
Decorate with some sliced strawberries on top. Pour the remaining strawberry sauce over the crepes. Melt the chocolate over a pan of boiling water and drizzle it over the crepes. What an indulgence!!
I served this with a moscato rose' which was fantastic and of course my beloved Italian chocolate "Baci".
BUON SAN VALENTINO! HAPPY VALENTINE! 🙂