Recipe courtesy of Wayne Harley Brachman
Show: Melting Pot
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Total:
3 hr 45 min
Prep:
2 hr 30 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

For the Crepes:
For the Apricot Filling:
For the Chocolate Whipped Cream:

Directions

For the Crepes: Combine all of the ingredients except the butter and nonstick spray in a food processor or blender and process until smooth, about 10 seconds. If necessary, scrape down any solids that stick to the sides. Add the butter and process for a few more seconds to blend. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Set a 7-inch, nonstick crepe pan over moderately high heat, then spray with nonstick vegetable spray. When hot, remove the pan from the heat and add 2 tablespoons of batter, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes, until lightly browned. Starting at the edge closest to you, flip the crepe over with a rubber spatula. (Use your fingers if you're brave. It really doesn't hurt). Cook for 1 minute more, until spotty brown. Transfer to a plate and continue with the remaining batter.

For the Apricot Filling: Put all of the ingredients into a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool. Drain off any excess water. Puree in a food processor. Set aside.

For the Chocolate Whipped Cream: Sift the confectioners' sugar and cocoa onto a sheet of wax paper. While whipping the cream, gradually add the sugar-cocoa mixture. Whip to the consistency of shaving cream, about 4 minutes.

To assemble: Coat each crepe with 1 tablespoon of apricot puree and 1 tablespoon of chopped toasted hazelnuts. Roll. Serve 2 per portion. Dust with confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder and then top with chocolate whipped cream.

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