Basic Crêpes

Basic Crêpes

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30 mins
Vadim Rachok
17.01.2024
07.03.2024
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Making crêpes at home can seem intimidating at first, but with this recipe, you’ll achieve perfect results every time. These crêpes are incredibly delicate, with a tender texture that will melt in your mouth. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner, this recipe is sure to impress.

Embark on a delightful culinary journey with these exquisite crêpes that promise to elevate your breakfast or dessert experience. The charm of crêpes lies in their delicate, tender texture, and this recipe ensures that you achieve perfect results every time, whether you're a seasoned chef or a culinary novice.

What Is a Crêpe?

Crêpes are thin pancakes served with sweet or savory fillings. They originated in France in the 13th century and are a popular breakfast dish.

How to Make Crêpes

Making homemade crêpes is easier than you think. You can find a comprehensive list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions in the recipe provided below. Let’s go over the basics:

how to make Basic Crêpes

What Are Crêpes Made Of?

Making crêpes is a simple task that can be achieved using basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

  1. Flour: To make these delicious French crêpes, you will need a cup of all-purpose flour as a base ingredient.
  2. Eggs: Eggs serve as a binder in baking by helping to hold the batter together.
  3. Milk: Milk is added to the crêpes mixture to keep them moist and tender.
  4. Water: Adding water to the batter helps in thinning it out.
  5. Salt: Adding a small amount of salt can improve the taste of the dish.
  6. Butter: Butter adds a rich and moist taste to the crêpes.

Basic Crêpes step by step recipe

How to Make Crêpes At Home

When you make homemade crêpes, you can expect a quick and easy process.

  1. Whisk the flour and eggs.
  2. Gradually add the milk and water.
  3. Scoop the batter onto a hot griddle.
  4. Cook until lightly browned on the bottom.
  5. Flip and continue cooking until done on both sides.

Crêpe Filling Ideas

You can customize your crêpes with sweet or savory fillings, such as whipped cream, fresh fruit, cream cheese, chocolate-hazelnut spread (like Nutella), cheese, meats, and veggies.

Basic Crêpes recipe

How to Serve Crêpes

A fun way to serve crêpes is to set up a crêpe bar and let everyone create their own with their favorite toppings and fillings.

How to Store Crêpes

Stack the crepes with wax paper in between each layer, and store them in an airtight container or zip-top bag in the refrigerator for up to two days. You can also freeze the crepes for up to two months.

 

I really like that this pancake recipe doesn't involve adding sugar. Indeed, to make delicious pancakes, it's enough to use tasty fillings (you can always sweeten them with a small amount of honey or agave syrup, for example). Moreover, these pancakes will also serve as a wonderful base for any savory fillings. The only thing I could recommend for maximum benefit is to replace regular flour with whole wheat flour. This will increase the amount of fiber in the dish and contribute not only to the health of the digestive system but also to a slower absorption and release of energy (which means that the insulin spike in response to the pancakes will be lower, and you will feel fuller and more energetic for longer after such a meal). The ideal time for pancakes is, of course, in the morning or at lunch when the body needs complex carbohydrates.

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Basic Crêpes
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
This easy crêpe recipe can be quickly made using common ingredients.
Basic Crêpes
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 crêpes
Ingredients you will need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup water
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Let’s start !
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1 Combine flour, eggs, milk, water, salt, and butter in a mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth.

2

2 To make crêpes, first heat a griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Lightly oil the surface of the griddle or pan, then pour or scoop approximately 1/4 cup of batter onto it for each crêpe. Next, tilt the pan in a circular motion so that the batter spreads out evenly across the surface.

3

3 To cook the crêpe, wait until the top is no longer wet and the bottom has turned a light brown color, which should take around 1 to 2 minutes. After that, use a spatula to run around the edge of the skillet to loosen the crêpe. Then, flip it over and cook until the other side has also turned a light brown color, which should take about 1 minute. Once both sides are cooked, serve the crêpe hot.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 216
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 235mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%
Dietary Fiber 1g3%
Total Sugars 2g 
Protein 7g 
Vitamin C 0mg1%
Calcium 56mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
Potassium 115mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Achieving the perfect crêpe requires mastering the art of the pour. When ladling the batter onto the hot griddle, swirl the pan quickly and evenly to create a thin, even layer. This technique ensures that your crêpes cook uniformly and achieve that coveted delicate texture. Moreover, for an extra layer of flavor, consider incorporating a teaspoon of vanilla extract into the batter. The subtle hint of vanilla enhances the overall taste of the crêpes, making them a delightful canvas for a variety of sweet or savory fillings. Experiment with different fillings and toppings to create a personalized crêpe experience. From classic Nutella and strawberries to savory combinations like ham and cheese, the possibilities are endless. Set up a crêpe bar for family or guests, and let them indulge in the joy of customizing their crêpes with an array of delicious options. May your crêpe-making adventures be filled with joy and creativity, as you savor the art of crafting these delectable French delights. Bon Appétit!

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