Recipe by Toby Jermain
I found this recipe in Mabel Hoffman's "Crepe Cookery" back in the early '70s and have used it regularly when I wanted a fairly simple, but very classy looking, dessert for special guests.
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows or 22 large marshmallows
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons white Creme de Cacao
- 3 tablespoons green creme de menthe
- green food coloring (optional)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- whipped cream, for topping
- 1⁄2 ounce semisweet chocolate, for grating
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1⁄4 cups buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- nonstick cooking spray
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat marshmallows and milk in a saucepan over low heat, stirring almost constantly, until marshmallows just melt.
- Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon, about 1/2 hour.
- Stir liqueurs and several drops food coloring into marshmallow mixture.
- Beat 1 cup heavy cream until stiff, and fold marshmallow mixture into whipped cream.
- Fill cooked crepes, roll into cylinders, and chill until firm.
- Place two crepes on each dessert plate, top with extra whipped cream, and sprinkle with grated chocolate if desired.
- Refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving.
- Makes 12 crepes, for 6 generous servings.
- Recipe is Extremely rich.
- One or two crepes is plenty for almost anyone.
- Recipe can be cut in half.
- Chocolate Crepes:.
- In mixing bowl, beat eggs.
- Add flour sugar and cocoa alternately with buttermilk, whisking until smooth.
- Refrigerate batter 1 hour before cooking.
- To cook, spray a nonstick (preferably) crepe pan with nonstick spray, and heat over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles and dances when it hits the pan.
- Ladle about 2-3 Tbsp of batter into pan, and swirl until it completely coats the bottom of the pan.
- If you have any excess batter in the pan, just dump it back into the bowl.
- Cook just until the edges of the crepe begin to look dry and a little crisp.
- Turn over, and cook the other side for about 20-30 seconds longer.
- Turn out onto a towel to cool, and repeat for the next crepe.
- It should not be necessary to separate the crepes with wax paper to prevent sticking, but you may, if desired.
- Recipe makes about 1 dozen crepes, but I usually double it and store the extra crepes in the freezer.
- Just wrap the crepes in a couple paper towels, put them in a freezer-safe plastic bag, and freezer for up to 6 months.