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Crepes Recipe

Crepes, tried ones loved forever kind of dish or shall I say breakfast, did you know that it can be dessert too?! Crepes can be sweet and savory, can be filled with strawberry and chocolate and can be filled with chicken and mushroom sauce, but for today’s post we will keep it sweet 😊

Crepes served on a plate with icing sugar.

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How to Make Crepes?

Making Crepes is easy, you can add all the ingredients in a blender and pulse seven times, to get a smooth batter, or you can follow my way and save yourself from the hustle of taking out and then cleaning your blender, by whisking the ingredients instead. In both cases, you must cover and refrigerate the crepe batter for at least 45 minutes.

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Egg and sugar in a bowl

Adding melted butter to crepes batter.

preparing crepes recipe and adding flour.

Adding milk to crepes batter.

Crepes in frying pan and ready to be served.

No Fail Crepe Recipe

Like many, making crepes was scary to me too, but with practice and the tips below, I learned to make perfect crepes each time.

Refrigerate the batter for 45 minutes to an hour.

Use a nonstick pan.

Use a medium size pan; the 8-inch pan is perfect.

Lightly grease the pan.

Keep the heat on medium.

Be patient and gentle when flipping the crepes.

Place a wax paper or paper towel between each crepe if you are stacking them, and this will prevent the crepes from sticking to each other.

Crepes served in plate with strawberry slices in the middle.

Crepe filling ideas you might like

Nutella and strawberry.

Fresh cream and apples.

Caramelized bananas

Cream and honey (my hubby’s favorite)

Pastry cream and slices of peach.

over head shot of crepes.

Crepes vs. Pancakes

Both are awesome of course and are different. Pancake is more like a cake in a smaller form, but the crepes are flat and delicate. Three pancakes might fill you up, but you need more than six plain crepes to feel satisfied. The crepes batter is more forgiving than pancakes’. If you overbeat the pancake batter you will get flat, tasteless pancakes but not much the case with crepes.

Crepes take a longer time to prepare since you can only make on a crepe in a pan, while in the pancake case, you can make two to three pancakes at the same time in one pan.

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Crepes Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 

Elegant crepes made from scratch and are ready to be filled with chocolate, caramelized banana or your favorite filling.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: crepes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 181 kcal
Ingredients
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add sugar, vanilla, and the egg. Whisk until combined.
  2. Add the butter and beat for one minute.
  3. Add the flour and whisk until combined.
  4. Add the milk gradually while whisking until you get a smooth lump free batter.
  5. Cover the batter and refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour.
  6. Lightly grease a nonstick pan, add a half cup of crepes, remove the pan from heat and swirl it, so the batter coats the bottom of the pan. If the crepes have holes, pour a small amount from the batter to cover the holes.
  7. The batter will quickly dry, and the moment it loses its shine, turn it over.
  8. When the crepes are fully cooked, gently place them on a plate.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was originally published in 2013. It's been updated with new images and text.

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French Crepes Recipe. Delicate crepes recipe, this is a fail proof recipe and will always turn out great. Fill these crepes with chocolate, strawberry, or cream and honey. #crepes #french

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