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Mocha Chocolate Crepe Tower Recipe

Mocha Chocolate Crepe Tower(NC)—Your guests will mistake you for a professional pastry chef when you serve them this delicious chocolate treat. The special ingredients in this recipe are natur-a soy vanilla and chocolate soymilks as non-dairy alternatives that put a new, healthy spin on this traditional breakfast favourite.

Ingredients:

CREPE BATTER:

3 eggs

15-30 mL sugar (1-2 tbsp.)

310 mL flour (1 1/4 cup)

310 mL natur-a soy vanilla (1 1/4 cup)

60 mL vegetable oil (1/4 cup)

1 pinch ground nutmeg

cooking oil

MOCHA CHOCOLATE PASTRY CREAM:

4 egg yolks

125 mL sugar (1/2 cup)

60 mL flour (1/4 cup)

625 mL natur-a soy chocolate (2 1/2 cups)

15 mL instant coffee (1 tbsp.)

60 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces (2 oz.)

Directions:

MOCHA CHOCOLATE PASTRY CREAM:

1. Beat egg yolks and sugar until pale and fluffy. Sift flour into egg mixture and blend slowly. Add natur-a. Pour entire mixture into a pan and bring to a boil over low heat, stirring frequently. Add instant coffee and chocolate, stirring until chocolate is completely melted and coffee has dissolved. Let simmer 1-2 minutes before removing from heat. Beat mixture vigorously to obtain a smooth, creamy texture. Let cool.

2. MEANWHILE, PREPARE THE CREPE BATTER: Beat eggs and sugar. Gradually blend in flour

3. When cooking crepes, try to keep them thin and of equal size. Let cool to room temperature.

4. ASSEMBLY: Spread some pastry cream on first crepe before covering with second crepe, repeating the layering process until no ingredients remain. Be sure to finish off with a crepe.

5. Garnish with fresh fruit and chocolate covered coffee beans. Refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator 15-20 minutes before to prevent a lumpy consistency. Add soymilk in stages, making sure to stir frequently, followed by vegetable oil and nutmeg.

Serving

Cut Mocha Chocolate Crepe Tower as you would a pie or cake. Natur-a lite vanilla can also be used for this recipe. For a recipe lower in fat, do not use oil in crepe batter and cook crepes in a non-stick pan.

Makes: 6-8 SERVINGS

If you would like more low-fat, nutritious and organic alternatives to classic recipes visit www.nutrisoya.com.

- News Canada

 

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