Monday, November 17, 2014

Bobby Flay's French Crepes served with Fat Free Sugar Free Zero Calories Chocolate Sauce

Is today your perfect day? I just had one recently...

On one perfect sunny day, my kid was in school and my husband was at work.

I was all by myself at home. It was quiet and so I had the music on.

I was dancing in my kitchen and thinking to cook something nice and easy for myself...

Bobby Flay French crepes zero calories chocolate sauce
Bobby Flay's French crepes served with zero calories chocolate sauce

For me, I have decided to cook these nice and easy crepes. Plus, I'm eating these crepes with lots of fresh fruits served with a fat free, sugar free and zero-calories chocolate sauce.

Zero-calories chocolate sauce??? You must be thinking... It must be too good to be true!!! Yup! It is true and this is it...

The zero calories chocolate sauce!
I like to look at the product closely and see the benefits of enjoying this sauce!

Now, let start cooking the crepes...

First I whisk the flour and salt together.
... and whisk again.
This resting step is important.
Cook and flip!
Arrange strawberries on the crepes and fold the crepes into quarters to enclose the fruits. 
This is the moment that I have been waiting for...
I need more chocolate sauce to eat with more strawberries!!!

Being zero in calories and fat, I was not expecting this chocolate sauce to be super thick or luscious and I'm really surprised that it tastes pretty good!

Being sweetened with Stevia (a natural sugar substitute), the sweetness of this sauce is just right and I can't detect any bitter after-taste at all.

Before proceeding on to the recipe, I like to make a disclaimer here that I'm not paid by Nunaturals to promote their products. I was given these samples to try and like to share my most honest opinions to my friends and all readers.

Seeing the benefits of Stevia being a calorie-free sweetener, I like to strongly encourage people with diabetic and weight control problems to enjoy their food better with Stevia. You may wish to see here at to know how to use 
Stevia as sugar substitution for cooking and baking.

Although I like the fact that Stevia is noncaloric, I like to emphasis that the consumption of 
Stevia should be in moderation as excessive consumption may cause some side effects for some people especially those with 1) ragweed allergies, 2) low blood pressure or 3) difficulty to control blood sugar levels. Personally, I think that pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid consuming sweeteners too... Well, this is my very very very personal opinion.

Me? I like to moderate everything that I consume and so I like to enjoy the benefits of both Stevia and sugar.

And here's the crepe recipe that is mostly adapted from Bobby to serve just one happy person.

Make approximately 3-4 large crepes

37g (1/4 cup) all purpose flour
a pinch of salt
60ml (1/4 cup) whole milk
2/3 tbsp water
1 large eggs
15g (1 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for the pan

Whisk together the flour and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together the milk, water, eggs and butter in a small bowl. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture. Cover and let sit at room temperature for 30 mins or refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Heat a 6-inch (15 cm but mine is 26 cm) nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat and brush the bottom and sides with melted butter or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place a 6-inch nonstick pan over high heat. Spray with cooking spray and reduce heat to medium. Ladle 2 ounces of the mixture into the pan, swirling to evenly coat the pan with the mixture. Cook pancake until just set on first side, approximately 1 min. Flip over and cook for an additional 20 to 30 secs. Remove to a plate and repeat all steps with the remaining mixture, stacking the pancakes and covering with foil to keep warm.

I like mine to be served with strawberries and blueberries plus lots of chocolate sauce. You can also serve these pancakes with any chocolate sauce (including the zero calories that I had) or this no-cream chocolate sauce which is less guilty and super delicious too!

Happy Cooking
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  1. Oh boy! Your crepe looks so good, thin and fragrant.. I could imagine the smell when you flip them on the pan.. The egg and butter smell, ooohhh la la... I am easily contented with honey+butter, or just kaya with my crepes.. If I make pancakes, Kz is already happy eating them with strawberry jam only..I can finish your 4 large crepes eaten just plain like that!

  2. what a wicked wicked wicked post.... it's totally awesome! i love these to the max

  3. This recipe looks awesome! I love crepes and pancakes especially but I have no issues with using regular sugar, I'm not a fanatic of sugar replacements but I've seen this around a lot and would be keen on trying it!

  4. I like the 2nd last picture..... Yum!

  5. Sounds like you had just a perfect day, Zoe. Boy would I love to see you dancing around your kitchen, lol...I do that too lots of times:)

    Crepes are the perfect way to celebrate a "me" day and when you add fresh fruit and ooo la la chocolate, oh yummy yummy!!!

    I now have yet another way to use my winning Stevia chocolate sauce. It hasn't disappointed yet, lol...Thank you so much for sharing, Zoe...I won't be entering your generous give-away I won a prize not too long ago:)

  6. wow its really superb zoe and sure i will participate in your giveaway.yummy pancakes love love chocolaty

  7. Beautiful photos and recipe! And awesome giveaway! Joined. Hehe.

  8. Hi Zoe,
    The crepes with the chocolate sauce look so awesome!

  9. Zoe, you gave yourself such a yummy treat!

  10. Fat-free, sugar-free and zero calories sure sounds good... haha can douse everything in chocolate sauce from now on! :P

  11. Hi Zoe, what a great way to enjoy crêpes with zero calories chocolate sauce and some fresh berries ! Yum yum !
    Yeah ! great giveaway too ... participated ... hee hee good luck to me ^-^!

  12. Easy and delicious!!!
    Love the decoration with strawberry...

  13. hi zoe, nice crepes. Not sure if i hv told you before, i've made crepes once but quite a failure.but i think could be a little kind of crepes, that was was too oily! thanks for letting me know about the giveaway, will try :)

  14. Fat free and zero calories, that's what I need. I prefer crepes to pancakes.Love the luscious chocolate sauce.

  15. Zero calorie chocolate sauce?!

    I'd be gulping the whole bottle down the hatch!
    This looks decadent. I make crepes at least once a week for my family. They're so delicious and buttery, we never get tired of them! xo

  16. The link to your Facebook page on the giveaway is broken and doesn't work. And, I can't find you on FB search or a button to FB from your website. Only an FB button to post your recipes to my own FB page. Do you even have an FB page? I've emailed you a couple times about Pinterest and you NEVER reply! It's a bit rude.

    1. Hi Marsha,

      I must apologise if I have given you an impression that I was rude. Being a working mum, I have been making extra effort to write and maintain this blog and that's why I have limited time to be active in my social media. After seeing your comment, I have double checked my FB account and page and they seems to be ok. My pages are and

      To avoid any further FB problems, I have added buttons to link to my FB account on my side bar too.

      Besides, I have also checked my Pinterest account and didn't see any message from you. Hope that you don't mind that I'm quite hopeless in coping with all these social media and if you have anything that you need to ask, you can write to me via my blog or my email address, Cheers!


    2. Hi Marsha,

      I have finally succeed in adding Pinterest pins onto my blog. Hope that they work! You are welcome to leave a comment on my blog if you encountered any problem but please bear with me if I'm a little slow with my response.

      Thank you for understanding and support! Cheers!


  17. Hi Zoe, I love crepes too especially with chocolate sauce. Sounds so healthy with 0 calorie and extra berries topping :D Yummy!

  18. Hi Zoe, this is indeed a perfect and wonderful day for you. Why not, with such a delightful crepes, I think I would be knocking at your kitchen door, hahaha... Thanks for sharing this great crepe recipe. You have a wonderful week and warmest regards :)

  19. Hi Zoe,
    Nice crepes! How I wish I could join you!
    No guilt at all having your crepes with zero calories chocolate sauce!
    Thanks for letting me know about the giveaways !

  20. Your crepes look so yummy!
    I've submitted my entries, finger crossed now!

  21. What a wonderful day for you,dancing in your kitchen...hahaha
    and your crepes with the chocolate sauce,really yummy!

  22. Aww...Zoe, you know I love contests! I've done my part. Wish me luck ^.^

  23. Oh wow, finally you've discovered NuStevia! I'm glad you're also using them now. Good luck to your participants, Zoe! xoxo

  24. Your crepes look so good!! I could definitely do with some of that now! And calorie sauce that also tastes good!?!? :O

  25. Mmm these look lovely, Zoe! Crepes are delicious. I cannot wait to join this month's Cook Like A Star.


  26. Zoe,
    这crepes看起来还真的很简单方便哦,我把食谱给抄下了。感谢您的分享 ^o^

  27. Hi Zoe, thank you for reminding me about the awesome giveaway! I've never even seen this wonderful sugar free chocolate sauce, unless I missed it in our supermarkets, or it's still new here, in S. Florida! I love how you made the yummy crepes, just for you and on your special 'me time' day! Every time I make crepes I feel like I'm in a 'crepe factory' in my little kitchen because, I have to make mine with 2 cups of flour, and at least half a dozen have extra to freeze for my family! Love Bobby Flay, and all his recipes, and you always make everything so perfect and delicious! Will visit your FB now, and will have to request your friendship...don't think I follow you there! xo

  28. Zoe, I also enjoy the me alone time at home, but this can be very very rare as my house are full of people lol. That's why I always like wake up at midnight when everyone sleeping, I baking hahahaha.... nice crepe, especially love the chocolate sauce, yum!

  29. Hi Zoe@ I love crepes and this chocolate sauce sounds amazing!
    Thanks by sharing Zoe:)

  30. Hi, Zoe...this french crepes could be serve as a healthy breakfast or during tea break ^_^
    Thanks for the invitation!

  31. Wonderful crepes, Zoe!
    I'm not taking part in the giveaway, because I won a set of these last year! Giving a chance to others now! All the best to the participants!

  32. thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. How great that this giveaway is open internationally. I have entered - thanks so much. Stay in touch xxx

  33. Hi Zoe...

    Yummilicious looking crepes with fresh fruits! Zero-calories chocolate sauce.. got to be kidding! Too good to be true eh?

    I just want to find out, if these stevia products that you're using in your cookings and bakings, does the sweetness stays at your tounge for quite sometime? I had stevia tea before and after drinking, I can still taste the 'sweetness' for quite a while...

    Thanks for the invite. I've entered. Thank you Zoe. Have a nice day!

    1. Hi MamaFami,

      I'm really surprised that the zero calories chocolate sauce taste really good. I must admit that it is not thick and creamy but the sweetness is just right for me.

      You are right that the taste of Stevia is never the same as sugar and I didn't mind the difference. I guess it is up to each individual preference.

      Good luck with the giveaway! Cheers!


  34. Awesome giveaway. Also, I LOVE crepes! These look amazing!

  35. Interesting giveaway. I think some Singaporean bloggers also had experience with stevia. I wondering how the chocolate ones taste like.

  36. Wow hahaha thank you so so much dear :D Love to be your friend :D Hope I have completed every formality for this Event.. if something i am missing do let me know :) and just followed you on blog too :D wow you really have a cool place :D lemme visit few of your posts .. you look pretty too <3 <3 God Bless you are such a sweetheart..

  37. Thank you Zoe for the invitation. I really appreciate your kindness but I haven’t joined in any giveaway, so is this time. My odds of winning would go to someone else to please her. Anyway, the French strawberry crepe with cocoa syrup is a heaven!


  38. And i would like you to participate in me and Haffa's Wedding anniversary Event :) too.. You have to link beautiful entries related to this occassion like sweet desserts,etc .. Glad if you participate dear :) bless you .. have a great weekend gal :)

  39. These crepes look amazing, Zoe! And the pictures are stunning, as always :)

  40. Thank you for this fantastic recipe!
    Mmmm..loks delicious!
    Ilove your blog and I m very happy to discover it.
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