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Chocolate and Mango Crepe Recipe

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I made Chocolate and Mango Crepe in my third world kitchen!

I know that crepe is a French pastry but this recipe was inspired by a popular breakfast here in the Philippines, the Puto Maya, mangga at tsokolate (steamed sticky rice, mango and hot cocoa drink made from Tablea).

I can still remember so many mornings spent in my great grandma’s kitchen back in Ozamis City, eating puto maya and fresh ripe mangoes paired with hot tsokolate while listening to my Lola Polita yap about my blunders from the previous day.

The old lady can eat your ears off long before you can finish your puto.

“Stop disturbing the workers!”
“Eat your breakfast! Be quick! What are you waiting for? Sundown?”
“You come home straight from school later or I will drag your butt home!”
“Stop wearing short pants, you will grow a penis!”

But I get her, she had a big mouth with a much bigger heart. That was just her way of showing affection.

She was the one who taught me how to cook rice in a rustic third world kitchen stove using firewood not because she didn’t have a stove. She had two but you gotta learn stuff the hard way. She was the one who taught me how to do the laundry by hand and she was the one who made me clean the leaves of her plants by wiping the dust away and brushing them with egg yolk or oil so they will shine (who. does. that?).

If you can survive childhood in my great grandma’s house, you can conquer the world.

I kinda miss her, yapping and all…

Going back to the recipe, I received a wonderful gift set from MBP last month which included a Maya pancake mix and I thought of making what-else but pancakes.


But how boring. Pancakes are for the weak.

Imma fixin’ crepes.

And so I did.

The Crepes replaced the traditional Puto Maya, which I then filled with mangoes, drizzled with Tsokolate cream and rolled ‘em up.


And tadaa…

Chocolate and Mango Crepe


Chocolate and Mango Crepe Recipe

Luckily, the pancake box had instructions how to make crepes on the back. For the chocolate cream, I used all purpose cream (you can use whipping cream if you can’t find APC in your supermarket) and Tablea (dried pure cacao beans, roasted, ground and formed into tablets). If you can’t find tablea, I guess you can use dark chocolates used in making ganache.
Let’s get cooking!

Chocolate and Mango Crepe Recipe
 
Ingredients
For the Crepes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup MAYA hotcake/pancake mix
        For the Chocolate Cream
        • 5 small tablets of Tablea
        • 5 TBSP All Purpose Cream
        • 2 TBSP Brown Sugar
            Crepe Filling
            • 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled, halved and diced.
            Instructions
            For the Crepes
              1. Beat eggs lightly, add melted butter, water, pancake mix and mix well until there are no more lumps.
              2. Brush pan with oil, heat over low flame.
              3. Pour about 1/4 cup of the mixture into the pan, tilting the pan around to spread batter evenly.
              4. As soon as the edges are slightly brown, flip and cook the other side.
              5. Repeat procedure with the remaining batter.
            For the Chocolate Cream
              1. Mix cream, brown sugar and Tablea in a saucepan and heat over low flame. Mix well until Tablea has melted.
            To Assemble
            1. Fill crepe with about 2 TBSP of diced mango and drizzle with chocolate cream.
            2. Roll crepe and top with remaining diced mango and chocolate cream.
            Sooo…..Whatcha think?

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