CoCos is a wonderful coffee shop in Houston’s Midtown area. I love independent coffee shops, here they serve up coffee, homemade desserts, and all sorts of crepes. This was one of my favorite desserts they have served. Nutella is a wonderful creation, and you have to love in their commercials they try to sell the benefits of eating healthier because of Nutella. While I am not going to make any profession that this dish is healthy, I will tell you it is delicious, and simple.
Crepe making isn’t difficult, you may have never tried making your own crepes before. You can buy them premade in many grocery stores in the refrigerated sections, but I prefer to make things homemade when you can. Making food homemade often means saving money, and knowing what is in your food. Crepes have a few simple ingredients. Now, the real key in making crepes is planning ahead, you mix the batter, and then you let the batter rest in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving.
I don’t advocate purchasing a special pan to make crepes in. I use my well seasoned iron skillet, and it works wonderfully. I own a crepe pan, but I like my highly seasoned pan, because nothing sticks in my iron skillet. So I advise cooking your crepes slowly, so they don’t brown too much. Be creative with your crepes, while when I ordered these they were simply nutella in wonderfully cooked crepes, I think adding some sliced bananas, some nuts, and maybe some whipped cream would make for a wonderful dessert too!
CoCos Nutella Crepes
Crepes are wonderfully diverse, you can make crepes sweet or savory, the possibilities are endless.
CoCos Nutella Crepes
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Put the flour in a bowl and make a well. Add eggs to the bowl along with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and one-half cup of milk, blend until smooth. Add remaining milk to the batter and mix well, add vanilla, and let batter rest in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving. When ready to cook crepes, use a well-seasoned pan, add a little oil and pour batter into the pan, swirl the pan around to spread batter thin.
- Cook until the underside is golden brown and can be lifted. Cook on the other side for about a minute longer. When you remove the crepe from the pan spread a couple of teaspoons of Nutella into the crepe and fold over. You can dust crepes with a bit of powdered sugar before serving. Crepes are wonderfully diverse, you can make crepes sweet or savory, the possibilities are endless.