Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Savoury Cocoa Crepe With Carrots & Cumin Coconut Cream

Jane's corner

Lady Russell, convinced that Anne would not be allowed to be of any use, or any importance, in the choice of the house which they were going to secure, was very unwilling to have her hurried away so soon, and wanted to make it possible for her to stay behind till she might convey her to Bath herself after Christmas; but having engagements of her own which must take her from Kellynch for several weeks, she was unable to give the full invitation she wished, and Anne though dreading the possible heats of September in all the white glare of Bath, and grieving to forego all the influence so sweet and so sad of the autumnal months in the country, did not think that, everything considered, she wished to remain. It would be most right, and most wise, and, therefore must involve least suffering to go with the others.

Persuasion - Jane Austen (1818)

Savoury Cocoa Crepe With Carrots & Cumin Coconut cream

Ingredients for 6

For savoury cocoa Crepe:

150g flour
50g cocoa powder
4 eggs
1/2 litre almond milk
20 ml vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt

For Carrots & Cumin coconut cream

1 shallot(finely chopped)
3 yellow carrots (sliced)
3 orange carrots(sliced)
3 potatoes(cut into pieces)
450g coconut milk
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp grounded paprika
1/2 corn starch deluded with 2 tbsp water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt & pepper
Pink pepper


For Crepe:

1) Combine all dry ingredients in a big bowl. Pour in almond milk with oil & stir well.

2) Gradually add in egg one at a time & keep on stirring till all combined. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour.

3)Heat pan, greased lightly, pour in 3 tbsps of mixture. Cook till slightly darker brown. Turn Crepe over & cook. Repeat with remaining batter.

4) Preheat oven to 150°C. Place Crepe on ramekin & press to shape it. Place in oven for 5 to 10 minutes.

For carrots & cumin coconut cream

3) On a heated cooking pan, pour in oil, chopped shallots with potatos & fry for 5 minutes. Add in slice carrots & cook for few minutes.

4) Add in cumin seeds & paprika & stir well. Pour in coconut milk & bring it to a boil.

5) Pour in cornstarch deluded in water with salt & pepper. Cook till the milk thickens.

6) Place Crepe on place & spoon in carrots & potatos. Sprinkle some pink pepper & few coriander leaves.

Bon Appetit


  1. I've never shaped my crepes like this. What a GREAT idea!

  2. Love this post,looks so beautiful :)

  3. Thanks Clairejustine. Glad that you like it! :)

  4. Very stunning dish, I have never seen a crepe in the creative form that yours is. Also you did make some nice changes to the original in the filling which I am sure added some wonderful flavor. Well done!

  5. Thanks Tina. Initially I wanted to wrapped the Crepe but it was not that presentable . So I've tried my best to shape it by using ramekin & placed them in the oven for few minutes, hoping that it will help to shaped them. And finally I'm quite happy with the result!

  6. So exquisite. Yes I am so used to eating carrots in flower shapes that mum made eating other shapes carrots seems so weird.

  7. Thanks sista! Ya, I felt the same too! Great memories of how creative our mum was & still is. Love you mama! :)

  8. Wow! Gorgeous dish! I love the crepe bowl - brilliant!

  9. GREAT creation for the we should cocoa challenge! LOVE it!

  10. Your chocolate crepes look absolutely gorgeous Kit and have put my entry completely to shame. This is such a creative recipe and just right for Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) too. Your photographs are always so good, but you've really excelled yourself with your presentation here. Thank you so much for participating in We Should Cocoa with such a fabulous entry.

    1. Ghee...thanks Choclette. Your Chocolate Sheperd's pie looks fab & delicious too! I really love your blog, so creative with many amazing recipes that I would love to try again. I'm always fascinated with all your recipes. I love to join We Should Cocoa challenge again!

  11. Oh that looks wonderfully yummy! this is one creative recipe I must say. Never thought I'd see cocoa, crepe, carrots and cumin all in the same title!

  12. LOL...Thanks Shu Han! I don't know what to name this recipe so ended up with this!hahahaha This recipe was inspired by some Indian spices that I adore! :)

  13. Wow - what an interesting combination - cocoa with carrots? I never would have thought of that. Your presentation is lovely, as always.

  14. Thank you so much Amy for your lovely compliment! :)

  15. I love the dish presentation! The carrot flowers look so appetizing :) Thanks for the great recipe

  16. Such a creative take on a traditional crepe! The colours look fantastic, too. Great recipe!

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely compliment, Nicola! :)

  17. wow that dish looks amazing - so creative and pretty! I love to make carrot flowers for my little girl so maybe there is hope she will make such a pretty dish one day :-)