Classic Crepes Recipe


Indulge in the timeless elegance of French cuisine with this simple yet sophisticated crepes recipe. Delicate, thin pancakes perfect for any occasion, whether filled with sweet or savory delights. Follow these instructions for a culinary journey to the streets of Paris.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (for sweet crepes, optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional butter or oil for cooking

Directions

  1. Prepare the Batter:
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, eggs, milk, melted butter, sugar (if making sweet crepes), and salt until the batter is smooth and free of lumps. For an extra smooth batter, you can use a blender.
  • Allow the batter to rest for at least 30 minutes at room temperature. This resting period helps the flour hydrate and results in softer crepes.
  1. Cooking the Crepes:
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. Lightly grease the pan with butter or oil.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan, then quickly tilt and rotate the pan to spread the batter evenly into a thin, round crepe.
  • Cook the crepe for about 1-2 minutes, or until the edges start to lift slightly and the bottom is lightly golden brown.
  • Using a spatula, carefully flip the crepe and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, until golden brown.
  • Transfer the cooked crepe to a plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep warm while you cook the remaining batter.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
  • Serve the crepes warm with your favorite fillings. Popular options include Nutella and sliced bananas for sweet crepes, or ham and cheese for savory crepes.
  • Fold or roll the crepes with your desired fillings and toppings, then sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with maple syrup if desired.
  • Bon appétit!

Experiment with different fillings and toppings to create your own signature crepe creations. Whether you prefer them sweet or savory, these classic crepes are sure to impress your friends and family.

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