The best handmade crepes I’ve ever had. Using this simple recipe, everyone can whip up a batch of these crepes at home. All you need is a nonstick frying pan and a blender to prepare these crepes. Delicious and easy to make!
What is a crepe?
French pancakes are known as crepes. They have a thin, crispy coating on the outside.
Creperies, cafes, restaurants, and roadside vendors are just some of the venues where you can find them.
Crêpe sucrée (French for “sweet crepe”) is the most common way to eat a crepe in France. Galettes can also be savory and served as a side dish.
This French delicacy can easily be made at home. To make crepes, all you need are a few simple ingredients:
- Whole milk
- All-purpose flour
- Unsalted butter
HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE CREPES
In this simple crepe recipe, I’ll show you how to make crepes at home step-by-step.
- To begin, in a blender, combine the flour, sugar, salt, milk, eggs, and butter until well-combined.
- A nonstick pan should be heated to medium-high heat and coated with butter before making the pancake. Then, pour in the batter and use a spatula to spread it evenly on the pan. Bake until golden brown on both sides.
- Gently release the crepe’s edges and serve immediately with a rubber spatula.
SWEET CREPES VS SAVORY GALETTES
The batter for these sweet crepes is made with all-purpose flour, milk, sugar, and water.
They are always made with sweet fillings. For dessert or dessert-like snacks, these are ideal.
Buckwheat flour, salt, and water are the traditional batter components for savory galettes in the United States. The effect is that they have a brownish hue. As the main course, they are consumed.
Fillings for sweet crepes include the following:
- Fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, and bananas
- Ice cream
- Whipped cream
Any of the following or more can be used as a filling for savory pancakes or galettes:
- Vegetables such as spinach or tomatoes
- Sauteed mushrooms
- Fried eggs
- Cheese, usually gruyère or comté
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT PAN TO USE FOR HOMEMADE CREPES?
- Crepes are traditionally created using a large flat crepe pan, a wooden spreader, and a rotating paddle.
- Amazon has an electric crepe maker, but you may also use a 12-inch nonstick or cast iron pan to prepare this crepe recipe.
- For cast-iron pans, make sure they’ve been appropriately seasoned.
HOW DO YOU SERVE CREPES?
- Berries, powdered sugar, and maple syrup are some of my favorite toppings for pancakes.
- With melted butter and powdered sugar, crepes can also be eaten and served most traditionally.
- Whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and salted caramel sauce can also be toppings.
What is the average number of calories in one serving?
- Each serving of this recipe contains only 118 calories.
With this recipe, what are its complementary dishes?
This dish goes well with other French delicacies. I’ve compiled a list of recipes for a French dinner at home.
- FILET MIGNON
- ULTIMATE FRENCH MASHED POTATOES (JOËL ROBUCHON)
- FRENCH YOGURT CAKE
- HOMEMADE BAGUETTE
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 heaping tablespoon sugar
- Combine the flour, sugar, salt, milk, eggs, and butter in a food processor or blender. If your blender is out of order, use a whisk to combine the ingredients.
- Make sure that the mixture is bubbly and bubbly by blending it for 30 seconds.
- An oven with a medium heat setting and a 12-inch nonstick skillet works well. Apply a thin layer of butter. Add a third of the batter and swirl until the bottom of the skillet is completely covered; the crepe should have an 8-inch diameter. For a golden brown underside and crispy edges, cook crepes for 2 to 3 minutes.
- To release the edges, use a rubber spatula to flip the crepe over. Cook for a minute. Refill skillet with remaining batter and make another crepe. (Add butter to the pan if necessary.)
- Spread Nutella or chocolate sauce on the crepes before folding them over and serving them right away. The inclusion of berries of your choice is entirely up to you.
- It is possible to make crepes in advance. Keep crepes in the fridge for up to three days by stacking them in wax paper or aluminum foil and keeping them in the freezer.
- Martha Stewart provided the inspiration for this dish.