A favorite dessert at the holidays around our house is Tiramisu. The only trouble with this dessert is that it tends to be heavy and filling. Almost too filling after a big meal. So, making this into a lighter crepe version works out perfectly when having a holiday dinner party.
- 4 Eggs
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 1/4 Cup Club Soda
- 3 Tbsp. Melted Butter
- 4 Tbsp. Strong Coffee
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1 Cup Flour
- 3 Tbsp. Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt.
- 8 oz. Mascarpone Cheese
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Kahlua
- 2 Tbsp. Vanilla
- Baking Cocoa and Whipped Cream for Garnish
First, make the crepes. In a blender, combine eggs, milk, soda, butter, coffee and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Add flour and sugar and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Heat a small skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Pour just enough batter into heated pan to cover bottom. Cook until top of crepe has a dull finish. Flip and cook an additional 10 seconds. Remove from pan. When cool, stack on plate with waxed paper in between.
Next, make filling. In large mixing bowl beat cheeses until smooth. Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Stir in Kahlua and vanilla until well combined. Chill until ready to use.
To assemble, place crepe on plate, spoon two tablespoons of cream filling down center, roll up. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cocoa.
This crepe is much lighter than the traditional tiramisu making it possible to enjoy maybe more than one after dinner, if you are so inclined, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.