Recipe: German chocolate cake as crepes
The crepes themselves are made with melted chocolate, enfold the custard filling, then topped with just a drizzle of melted chocolate and cream. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
4 ounces Baker's German's or semisweet chocolate, broken into squares or coarsely chopped, divided
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
Butter for pan
Generous 1/2 cup warm custard for German chocolate cake (see recipe)
1. For the crepes, place 2 ounces of the chocolate in a metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Add one-half cup water and heat, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is completely melted. Cool slightly. In a blender, combine the flour, salt, milk and eggs. Add the chocolate mixture, and blend to make a smooth batter. Strain the mixture into a small bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
2. Make the sauce: In a metal bowl set over simmering water, melt the remaining 2 ounces chocolate with the cream. Keep warm.
3. Heat a crepe pan or 9-inch skillet over medium heat. Brush very lightly with butter. Add about 2 heaping tablespoons of the crepe batter to the pan and swirl it to make an even crepe. Use a rubber spatula to smooth the edges. Cook 1 1/2 to 2 minutes until set, then flip over and cook a minute or so longer. Turn the crepe out onto a plate lined with wax paper. Repeat with the remaining batter, layering the crepes between sheets of wax paper.
4. To serve, place a crepe on a dessert plate and spoon a generous tablespoon of the custard filling along one half. Fold over and repeat with a second crepe on the same plate. Drizzle a little of the chocolate sauce over (add more cream to thin it if necessary). Repeat with the remaining crepes, filling and sauce and serve.
Each serving: 505 calories; 9 grams protein; 41 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 35 grams fat; 13 grams