I recently had the opportunity to work with American Heritage Chocolate as part of a campaign with Mom Central Consulting. I was so excited and honored to work with such an amazing and notable company!
For those of you that don't know much about American Heritage Chocolate, let me share a little background with you.
Created by Mars Chocolate North America, American Heritage Chocolate is an authentic historic chocolate recipe, made with ingredients that were only available in the 1750’s. The flavor is unique, being mildly spicy and slightly sweet. American Heritage Chocolate is flavored with a blend of spices and ingredients that were available during colonial times, including cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, orange, anise and vanilla.
It is an authentic historic recipe used in chocolate history demonstrations and is available for sale at over 130 living history museums and sites across the United States and Canada. All American Heritage Chocolate products are made with all-natural ingredients and include no preservatives. The chocolate is semi-sweet, being 63% cacao.
When I received my American Heritage Chocolate product samples, it took me a few days to decide what to make. I could have done some sort of brownie or cake, but I really wanted to think outside the box. Make something out of the ordinary. At least for me.
After running ideas past my friends and family, I finally decided to make chocolate crepes. I had just bought a new crepe pan that I wanted to try out and figured this would be the perfect time!
I was really pleased with the way the crepes came out. They were nice and tender and chocolaty but not overly sweet. And the strawberry cream nestled inside was absolutely amazing. Finished off with light and fluffy espresso whipped cream and some finely grated chocolate, you have yourself a decadent and rich dessert.
Recipe written by The Chef Next Door
Makes 8 crepes
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For the Crepes:
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup American Heritage Finely Grated Chocolate Drink
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Filling:
1 cup strawberry preserves
1 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
For the Espresso Whipped Cream:
1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon espresso powder
American Heritage Chocolate Block, grated, for garnish
Combine all the ingredients for the crepes into the container of a blender. Blend well until the mixture forms a smooth batter. Set aside and let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
Preheat a 10-inch non-stick crepe pan or skillet over low heat. Melt a small pat of batter in the pan. Add 1/4 cup of batter to the pan and quickly tilt it from side to side to form an even coating on the bottom of the pan. Cook until set, about 1 minute, then carefully loosen the sides of the crepe with a heat resistant spatula and gently flip over. Cook the other side for an additional minute. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding a pat of butter to the pan each time.
For the filling, mix the strawberry preserves and marscapone in a small bowl until well combined. Spread about two tablespoons of the jam mixture on a crepe, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold the crepe in half, then in half again, to form a little triangle. Repeat with the rest of the crepes.
For the whipped cream, combine all of the ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer and with the whisk attachment, whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. Alternately, you can use a hand mixer.
Place one prepared crepe on a plate and top with a dollop of the whipped cream. Using a fine grater, grate the American Heritage Chocolate Block over the top. Repeat with the remaining crepes until all are served.