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Crepes recipe: How to make amazing French crepes!

Updated on July 2, 2012
French Crepes
French Crepes

French crepes are much easier to make than you may think. We grew up with this simple crepes recipe, and you will love it. If you are using a medium size frying pan, this recipe will make about 4 perfect crepes!


French Crepes Ingredients

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter

Finishing Touches: Crepes Filling

  • You can have crepes rolled with your favorite jam.
  • You can roll the crepes with sour cream and sugar.
  • You can also roll the crepes with Nutella and fruit!
  • If you prefer less moist, thinner crepes, add 1/2 cup of milk, and subtract one tablespoon of butter.

So, how do you make crepes?

Step 1: Make a post on Facebook that you are making French Crepes to impress all of your non-cooking friends. And then, of course, mix all of the ingredients, and blend them in as smoothly as possible. Create an even mix. Do not worry when you see that your prepared crepes' mix is too liquid. You are not making pancakes, you are making crepes!

Step 2 (very important!): Preheat the frying pan to medium-high (or medium, depending on the stove) and spray it with non-stick spray. I personally prefer using real butter, instead of the cooking spray. It will make for a more moist and delicious crepe.

Step 3: Use an oversized serving spoon to pour the crepes' batter into the frying pan. Aim for about 1/8 of an inch thickness and a round shape. If the shape of the "crepe puddle" is not what you would like it to be, it's okay to add extra batter here and there to fill in the gaps.

Step 4: Sit and stare at the crepe. Do not pick up the phone when it rings, do not check your Facebook posts, and do not take the dog out (it will just have to "hold it" until this crepe is finished). If you do not heed this warning, I promise you, your first crepe will burn.

Step 5 (helpful hint): when you see the edges of your soon to be perfect crepe getting dry and lightly brown in color, the crepe is ready for flipping. So, don't be afraid, and use the spatula to lift every side off the pan first, then push the spatula towards the center of the crepe (hold your breath...) and... flip it!

Step 6: Wipe your tears from not making a perfect flip. Straighten out your crepe, and promise yourself that you will get it right next time (and you will, it's like magic; the second crepe always turns out better).

Step 7: Remember that the second side will cook much faster than the first side (so continue ignoring the phone, Facebook, and the whining dog by the door).

Step 8: Ta Da! Once finished with your first crepe, let the dog out.

Step 9: Repeat the process, until the batter is finished. You may consider placing a couple of thin slices of butter between the finished crepes, as you are piling them into a beautiful crepe tower. This will make them moist and extra delicious. If you add a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar in between, your kids will worship you, and promise you to get good grades next quarter.

Step 10: Take pictures, post them on Facebook for all friends to be jealous of your mad crepe-making skills, and don't forget to link this recipe!

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French Crepe
French Crepe

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      bnmarquez 

      6 years ago

      Great recipe instructions!!

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      ignugent17 

      6 years ago

      This is really a good recipe post to facebook before making and be attentive in making it. voted up and I think this taste good too.

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      Blair 

      6 years ago

      I'm a fan of dessert and especially those which are french and I recommend the Brittany speciality: crepes! There is a good article here: http://www.frenchcultureguide.com/05/crepes-with-m...

      Enjoy!

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      eye say 

      6 years ago from Canada

      this looks easy enough without too many ingredients - trying it - if it flops I'll be back! ;O)

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      Lyudmyla Hoffman 

      6 years ago from United States

      thank you! hope they turn out well for you. Crepes are much easier to make than what most people think, and they make for a beautiful breakfast presentation.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      6 years ago from Planet Earth

      I've been wanting a tried & true recipe for crepes for a long while - these look so good! Thanks for sharing! Bookmarked, and voted up and useful.

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      dobo700 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Sounds fantastic, I'll have to give it a go.

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      Hollie Thomas 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Voted up and bookmarked!

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