Recipe courtesy of Crisp Creperie
Show: Eat St.
Print
Smoked Chocolate and Candied-Bacon Crepe
Total:
10 hr 10 min
(includes chilling overnight)
Active:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
2 to 3 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
10 hr 10 min
(includes chilling overnight)
Active:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
2 to 3 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Sweet Crepes:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 3/4 tablespoon oil 
  • 2 cups milk, warm 
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup beer (any light lager) 
Candied Bacon:
  • 12 slices thick-cut peppered bacon
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar 
Smoked Chocolate Mousse:
  • 3/4 cup smoked or dark chocolate chips (you can smoke your own in a smoker with a handful of mesquite wood chips)
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream, cold 
  • 3 egg whites 
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 
Garnish for crepes:
  • Peanut butter, smooth (not natural)
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • Toasted nuts
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

For the sweet crepes: Mix together the flour, salt and sugar. Create a well and add the eggs, oil, milk and 1/4 cup butter. Mix vigorously by hand or with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour the batter through a fine-meshed sieve into a bowl. Slowly mix in the beer until evenly incorporated (don't overmix). Cover the batter and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

To cook, melt the remaining tablespoon butter in a 6- to 8-inch smoking-hot pan, ensuring even coverage (use a paper towel if necessary). Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan and immediately swirl it around to evenly coat the pan. (You're guaranteed to mess up your first one, so don¿t fret.) Let it sit for 2 minutes, then flip it and cook until you get that golden brown color, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining batter.

If you will not be using the crepes immediately, cool at room temperature with a damp towel on top before refrigerating.

For the candied bacon: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Generously rub both sides of the bacon with the brown sugar. Cover a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and arrange the bacon in a single layer. Throw another piece of parchment or foil on top and sandwich with another baking sheet the same size. (This will keep the bacon nice and flat as it cooks.) Bake until it's a nice brick-red color and fairly crispy, about 20 minutes. Let cool and chop.

For the smoked chocolate mousse: Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or a large bowl set over a pan of simmering water (or in the microwave!). With a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the cream in an ice-cold bowl until soft peaks form. Set aside.

Beat the egg whites in a clean bowl with a cleaned whisk, until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and beat some more until firm peaks form.

Gently fold the melted chocolate into the egg whites. When the whites are almost completely incorporated, fold in the whipped cream. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour.

To assemble crepes: Smear a spoonful of peanut butter on a crepe. Add bananas, a spoonful of mousse and a generous handful of candied bacon. Fold the crepe in half and top with some toasted nuts and powdered sugar.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Nutella Crepes

Recipe courtesy of Jeffrey Saad

Strawberry Hazelnut Crepes

Recipe courtesy of GoYaYa's Crepes

Strawberry Hazelnut Crepes

Recipe courtesy of GoYaYa's Crepes

Ricotta Crepes with Raspberry-Chile Coulis and Chocolate Shavings

Recipe courtesy of Nadia G

Candice's Gone Bananas Chocolate Oatmeal

Recipe courtesy of Candice Kumai

Mexican Chocolate-Banana Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Dog and Human Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Frozen Banana

Recipe courtesy of Sugar 'n Spice

Freezy-Cool Banana Whoopie Pies

Recipe courtesy of Hungry Girl

On TV

Unique Eats

8am | 7c

Unique Eats

8:30am | 7:30c

Unique Sweets

9:30am | 8:30c

Unique Sweets

10am | 9c

Unique Sweets

10:30am | 9:30c

Seaside Snacks & Shacks

11:30am | 10:30c

Extreme Cake Makers

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cake Wars

4pm | 3c

Carnival Kings

5:30pm | 4:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Food Paradise

10pm | 9c

Food Paradise

11pm | 10c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here