I have been sharing this video with all kind of people and thought I should share it on my blog too. Its a video of the inside of the International Space Station. Really quite incredible. I guess I imagined it to look something like Star Trek or similar inside, I was quite wrong.
Cooking.com sent this recipe today, I love crêpes, I love mascarpone and I love chocolate, so what’s not to like about this one?
Chocolate Crêpes with Mascarpone and ToffeeSource: Dessert - The Grand Finale
Active Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Creamy mascarpone and sticky-sweet toffee bring this decadent chocolate crepe to another level.
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
8 oz mascarpone cheese
For Chocolate Sauce:
5 oz semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon brandy, if desired
MAKE CRÊPE BATTER: Place the eggs in a large bowl and beat well. Beat in the sugar, milk, flour, cocoa powder, salt and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
MAKE TOFFEE: Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil until golden, 5-7 minutes. Lightly oil a baking sheet. Pour the toffee onto the sheet and tilt so that the toffee forms a thin layer. Let cool and harden for 10 minutes.
Remove the toffee pieces from the baking sheet, place in a bowl and crush the toffee with a spoon. Stir three-fourths of the crushed toffee into the mascarpone. Set aside the remainder for decoration.
CHOCOLATE SAUCE: Melt the chocolate and butter over simmering water in a double boiler. Stir in the cream until completely blended. Flavour with the brandy, if desired.
MAKE CRÊPES: Heat a crêpe pan or 8-inch nonstick frying pan over moderate heat. Brush the bottom of the pan with some of the remaining 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Pour in 2 tablespoons of the crêpe batter and tilt the pan to spread the batter evenly and thinly. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the crêpe is just set on top and brown underneath. Turn to the other side and cook for 1 minute. Remove to a plate and repeat until all of the mixture is used, making at least 6 crêpes.
Stack the cooked crêpes on a plate with a piece of parchment or waxed (greaseproof) paper between each crêpe. Keep the whole plate covered with a clean dish towel.
When all of the crêpes are cooked, place 1 tablespoon of mascarpone and toffee mixture in the center of each crêpe. Fold the sides over so that it looks like a pillow.
Serve each crêpe drizzled with chocolate sauce and extra toffee.
Have a great weekend.