Recipe For Crêpes Filled With Mousse

To me, weekends are meant to be decadent and enjoyable. I like to immerse myself in the kitchen and cook until I have had enough of packing and unpacking the dishwasher. Some weekends I don’t get to do as much baking and cooking as I would like to. We end up going out for lunch – not that I am complaining, and every month we go to the motor racing. The other Sunday I managed to get into the kitchen at a reasonable time and the first thing I did was make granola. We eat this every work day for breakfast and I don’t like to run out otherwise I am faced with instant oats, which are not my favourite. I also made a few more sfogliatelle as I had a little bit of the custard and pastry left over. And while I was doing that I decided that we would have afternoon tea of crêpes. I am busy reviewing Jackie Cameron’s recipe book and the next cover recipe I decided to test was for Crêpes Filled With An Orange-Infused Chocolate Mousse. I did not use all of the chocolate mousse and so I shall treat Dave and I to dessert as well! I made a small batch of both and the Cointreau is not very evident in the mousse, or the batter. I think I will add a bit more to some cream and make the mousse a real after dinner treat.

Crêpes Filled With An Orange-Infused Chocolate Mousse
Crêpes Filled With An Orange-Infused Chocolate Mousse

Recipe For Crêpes Filled With An Orange-Infused Chocolate Mousse
 
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Ingredients
for the orange-infused chocolate mousse
  • 125g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 25mls cream
  • 10mls Cointreau
  • finely grated zest of 1 orange
for the crêpes
  • 100g flour
  • 2.5mls sugar - I used fructose
  • pinch of fine salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 190mls milk, divided
  • 50mls water
  • 5mls Cointreau (optional)
  • 8g butter, melted
Method
for the orange-infused chocolate mousse
  1. melt the chocolate over a bain-marie
  2. Leave to cool slightly and then stir in one egg yolk
  3. Make sure it is thoroughly mixed in before stirring in the second egg yolk
  4. Leave to cool and then slowly pour in the cream, stirring continuously
  5. Stir in the Cointreau and the zest
  6. Whisk the egg whites to form stiff peaks
  7. Fold into the chocolate
  8. Refrigerate until set
for the crêpes
  1. Place the flour, sugar and salt into a bowl and mix
  2. Place the egg, 150mls of the milk and the water into a jug and mix
  3. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking continuously
  4. Add the Cointreau and the butter and whisk until combined
  5. Leave to stand for 2 hours
  6. Mix in as much of the remaining milk as necessary to the batter to get a consistency the same as pouring cream
  7. Heat a crêpe pan and lightly butter it
  8. Use 50mls of the batter at a time to make your crêpes - be patient and only turn after at least 1 minute
  9. Clean your crêpe pan between each use if necessary
  10. Layer the crêpes with some of your mousse and serve

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Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. This recipe forms part of the review that I will be doing and is published with permission. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

What I blogged:

I am on leave until the 6th of January and will reply to blog comments then. I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very blessed Christmas. May the day be full of blessings.

Tandy

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32 thoughts on “Recipe For Crêpes Filled With Mousse

  1. Yummy i love chocolate mousse. thanks for sharing this recipe….

    Simon

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    1. My pleasure!

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  2. Yummy ! A perfect and tasty combination. This dish looks delicious.

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    1. Thank you Mellisa 🙂

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  3. OOOh, now that is to die for! orange and chocolate

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    1. Perfect combination in my opinion!

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  4. Yum! Love the orange infused idea!

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    1. It is always a great combination 🙂

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  5. Tandy, this is the perfect recipe to entertain over the Christmas period. Thanks!

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    1. My pleasure, and hope you are having a fantastic Christmas holiday xox

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  6. This sounds amazing! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, my friend =)

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    1. And the same to you!

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  7. wow, finger licking good!
    nothing better so start up a day than this crepes…..
    Merry christmas and happy holidays, God blessed you all the way then!

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    1. Thank you so much Dedy!

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  8. I pretty much have the same view on weekends – that is what they are made for 🙂 And these crepes look like just the right type of weekend food. Yum! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas to you, your family and all your loved ones!

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    1. Thank you! I think I should indulge in some more this weekend again 🙂

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  9. Love the sound of this. Delicious! Happy Christmas Tandy 🙂

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    1. Thanks Claire, hope you had a wonderful Christmas 🙂

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  10. Sounds super delicious my friend 😀
    Have a gorgeous Christmas!

    Happy Holidays!
    CCU

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    1. And I hope you enjoy your trip to Europe!

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  11. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. And the same to you!

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  12. I’ve never made crepes cus I”‘m too scared I’ll mess them up. These look great!

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    1. Please try them! The first one you make is always for throwing away and the second one for tasting – after that they will all be perfect 🙂

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  13. What a delicious, indulgent dessert! 😀 And you can get two desserts in one if you make extra mousse!
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Ginger ShortbreadMy Profile

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    1. I made the extra mousse and left it to mature for a few days before devouring it 🙂

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  14. Sounds delicious…Happy Christmas, Tandy:)

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    1. Thank you, and the same to you!

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  15. It’s two in the morning here and yet suddenly I feel the need for some delicious choc-orange-filled crepes!!! Do I blame you or thank you? 😉

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    1. I will take the blame with pleasure 😉

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  16. Ooh yum! wouldn’t mind one of those now 😉 xx

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    1. Wish you would come over for some xox

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