French Chocolate Crepe Recipe
When faced with the choice of subway, taxi or walking – a true Parisian will always travel on foot. One reason why Paris is so perfectly walkable is that there is so much to see on the streets. Historic monuments, chic Parisiennes dressed to the nines, and… crepe stands. Sweet, rich, and perfectly simple, a chocolate crepe is as quintessential to France as black skinny jeans paired with quilted Chanel ballet flats. From cheese to mushrooms to Nutella, crepes are a versatile meal that you can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whip up a chocolate crepe or two from the comfort of your home, and you just might feel as though you’re sitting on your favorite park bench in Paris.
2 cups milk
1 ½ cups flour
½ cup cocoa powder
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
- Whisk all ingredients together until the better is completely smooth and clump-free. Let it rest in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before cooking.
- Melt a little butter in a large skillet or crepe pan over low-medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons of batter to the pan and swirl until the bottom of the pan is covered with a thin layer of batter. Cook the crepe until the crepe is slightly moist on top and golden underneath (about 1 minute).
- To flip the crepe, loosen the edges, slide the spatula underneath and gently flip it upside down. Cook again for 1 minute on the other side, then transfer it to a plate. Repeat the same steps with the remaining batter.