This article will take a closer look into this classic French dish, then provide a recipe for your very own crêpes!
Crêpes are a very light cake formed from a batter. Many people like to relate crêpes to pancakes (although I do not like to degrade crêpes to such a level, you may call them whatever you want). What makes crêpes so amazing is it's versatility: they can be stuffed, topped, or folded to your liking.
Common Crêpe Toppings/Fillings?
Obviously I will only be naming a few, however you can share you favorite crêpe pairings in the comment section.
Sweet "Dessert" Crêpes
Butter and Sugar
Savory "Meal" Crêpes
A variety of French cheeses can be used
Ham and Cheese Crêpes
Variety of Sauces
Basic Crêpe Recipe
So, are you inspired to make your very own crêpes chez vous? Below is a basic recipe for crêpes that I've used once or twice. You can change up the batter however you'd like, add a dash of brown sugar, add some vanilla, make it your own!
1 cup of skim milk
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon of butter
1 pinch salt
Combine all ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk until smooth (you may also use a blender). It would be ideal to let the batter sit in the refrigerator for an hour, but this step is not necessary.
Heat up and grease your skillet (preferably with a cooking spray). The ideal temperature is when an additional teaspoon of butter begins to bubble.
Crêpes should be AS THIN as possible to differentiate them from pancakes. If the batter isn't at the right consistency, then you may need to add a little more milk (or flour). I typically like to pour the battle onto the skillet with a laddle, try a nice circular motion and let the batter spread thin. Flip when the top looks to be setting. The first crêpe will most likely be a mess-up, so plan on eating it...
Add whatever you'd like to the Crêpes et bonne appetit!
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