Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Crepes filled with ganche- PALAČINKE

Crepes in my home country, Slovenia, are called palačinke (palachinke). So even my children don't use any other name for this delicious treat. I still make them just like I learned from my mother years and years ago.

When I was little, we usually had fish or veggie minestrone on Fridays. Palačinke, crepes, were the ultimate Friday dessert after a nice hot bowl of veggie minestrone. We filled them with home made plum jam or with Eurocrem (hazelnut, chocolate and milk sweet spread, known here as Nutella). Palačinke are also the first dessert that my sister and I ever made on our own. I can’t really remember, but I think she was 12 and I was 10 at that time. And after that there was no stopping us! My children also appreciate palačinke very much and they are often a guest on our dessert table; especially when we have a quick urge for something delicious yet special.

This time we filled our palačinke with chocolate ganche and served them with a scoop of black berry cordial ice-cream.

Everybody in our family prefer palačinka to be rolled, because they are easier to handle that way: you just grab one and sink your teeth to indulge.