How to Make Simple Crepes
I love crepes and I forget how easy they are to make at home. The ingredients are simple and items I always have in my cupboard. They are also relatively inexpensive ingredients that can make a yummy breakfast.
Crepes can be topped with many different ingredients. The recipe below states how to make the actual crepe. I topped my breakfast ones with strawberries, whipped cream, butter, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. Growing up we usually just used butter, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. You can also use jam or jelly on the inside.
My kids today thought they were tacos because they do look a little like a burrito with the add ons in the inside and a little powdered sugar on top.
What is your favorite topping for crepes?
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbls butter, to season pan
Creating a Basic Crepe
- Using a large mixing bowl, I crack two eggs and place the contents of them into the bowl, then whip eggs until thoroughly blended.
- Measure out the milk and whip milk into mixture, then add flour & salt. Mix completely until there are no lumps.
- Turn the frying pan on and heat at a medium temperature. In the frying pan melt the butter.
- Pour about 1/3 cup of crepe mixture into the pan over medium heat. Lift pan and evenly distribute the mixture in a thin layer across the bottom of the pan. Place back onto heat. Cook about 1 minute until starting to have golden edges
- Using a spatula gently pull up the edge of the crepe in order to flip the crepe. Cook about 1 minute more on the opposite side.
- Serve with toppings immediately. Repeat until all batter is gone. This is one of those meals I never get to eat until everyone else is already done with because I keep cooking all the crepes.
Crepes - The French Pancake
Every year my friend who is a French teacher makes a ridiculous amount of crepes for her students. She is a dedicated teacher who loves what she does so this never surprises me. Although I make mine with regular flour they are usually made with wheat flour. There are two kinds of crepes, one which is a sweet, think fruit and sugar yumminess, and one that is unsweetened.
Swedish pancakes are similar to crepes and are usually served with preserves or jams.
Have you ever heard of a creperie? It is a take away crepe stand in France, I would love to visit one someday.
February 2 was once know as the Virgin Mary's Blessing Day, but now is more popularly known as France's national Crepe Day. It is said that if you hold a gold coin in your left hand while flipping the crepe in the pan with your right hand on this day you will have a rich year. Might be worth the try if you believe in those types of things.
Although it is toss up between a funnel cake or a crepe to which is my favorite. I am pretty the crepe is healthier for me though.