Chocolate Crepes With Orange & Chocolate Sauce
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon sugar
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup skim milk
1 lg. egg
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
Zest from 2 oranges, cut into very thin strips
2 1/2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons skim milk
cup corn syrup
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
If you prefer, fill these chocolate crepes with vanilla frozen yogurt or fresh fruit instead of yogurt cheese.
To make syrup: In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, add orange zest, reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, or until the syrup has thickened and the zest is tender. Several times during the cooking, brush the sides of the saucepan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water to keep sugar crystals from forming on the sides. Set aside to cool.
To cook and assemble crepes: If necessary, add 1 to 2 tablespoons water to crepe batter so that it has the consistency of light cream. Heat an 8 inch nonstick skillet or crepe pan over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles when sprinkled on the surface. Reduce heat to medium low. Brush pan with a little of the remaining 1 teaspoon oil as needed to prevent sticking. Pour about 1/8 cup batter on the skillet and swirl to coat the bottom evenly. Cook 30-40 seconds until the top of the crepe has a dull surface and the edges begin to curl. Flip and cook for 20-30 seconds, or until the crepe is fir
Do not use yogurts containing modified food starch, vegetable gums or gelatin; these thickeners prevent the release of the whey.
Line a colander with a large cotton towel or double thickness of cheesecloth, and place the colander in the sink. Pour in 3 cups plain low-fat yogurt. After 15 minutes, transfer colander to a bowl. Cover with plastic and refrigerate for 24 hours or overnight. Gathering the edges of the towel together, gently squeeze out any remaining liquid. Transfer cheese to a separate container. Refrigerate until ready to use. Keeps 1 week. Makes 1 cup.
This quick sauce is dark and delicious.