Then, just as suddenly as the sleep regression started (more on than another time), Alexander started napping again. For at least one hour each time. The first time it happened, I just couldn't believe it and spent the hour staring at the baby monitor. The second time, I rushed to get a shower, make lunch, water the plants, feed the dog, do the laundry, mopped the floor....he's still asleep! When it become apparent this was a new routine for bub (yay for me!), I decided I would make full use of his precious nap time and make something a little bit special.
So I made this:
|(Mini) chocolate nutella crepe cake with toasted walnuts|
Chocolate nutella crepe cake with toasted walnuts (makes two 10-cm sized cakes)
1 cup plain flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon caster sugar
80g milk chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup cream
Handful of walnuts
1. Place flour, milk, sugar and eggs in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Cover and rest for 30 minutes.
2. Grease 10cm pan (I use canola spray) and place over medium heat. Pour in 1 tablespoon of batter and swirl to cover pan in thin film. Cook crepe for about 1 minute then use a spatula to flip. Cook other side for just under a minute until golden.
3. Transfer crepe to a plate lined with baking paper and repeat with remaining batter, separating each crepe with baking paper.
4. Place one crepe on a plate and spread a thin layer of nutella on. Repeat layering until all crêpes are used, finishing with a crêpe on top.
5. Combine chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir with a metal spoon until smooth. Set aside at room temperature to cool, stirring occasionally, until ganache is thick and spreadable.
6. Heat walnuts in a fyring pan over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, making sure to toss regularly to prevent burning. Once they start to brown or smell toasted, remove from heat. Chop into small pieces.
7. Heat crepe cake in 180 degrees celsius over for 8 minutes until just warm, then transfer to a serving plate. Drizzle chocolate ganache over and top with walnuts.
(This recipe is available in a printer friendly version here).