Homemade Crepes

Homemade Crepes
Homemade Crepes

Homemade crepes are so much easier to make than people think. Not only that, it doesn’t take a lot of ingredients. I love crepes because:

  • They are the perfect wrap for many foods, sweet or savory
  • Freezing them is so easy. Just place a piece of paper towel in between each and store in air tight freezer bag
  • They can even be deep fried to make an awesome snack

This recipe uses regular flour, but gluten free flour can also be used.

Want Perfect Crepes Every Time?

I discovered a while ago that if I wanted consistent results every time, the key is having a scale. Since getting a scale and measuring based on weight instead of volume, things have become so much easier.

  • Doubling, tripling, or even halving a recipe is quick and simple
  • Flours differ in density, and this affects their weight by volume.  A cup of whole wheat does not replace a cup of all-purpose,because it weighs more.  Your batter may be thicker and not pour as well.  Substituting flours by weight is more likely to give you the desired consistency.
  • The climate of your kitchen – the temperature and humidity – as well as how you store your flour will affect its compactness. This can have a big impact on how much flour is actually in a volume measurement, but the weight will not change.

Although we do provide alternate volume measurements in the recipe notes section, I highly recommend adding a scale to your kitchen arsenal.

Think Outside of the Crepe Box

Do you think crepes are just for breakfast? Think again. Crepes can be used for sweet or savory recipes.

  • Fill with fresh, canned, or sautéed fruits
  • Consider all of the savory fillings you would use for tortillas. The same can be used in crepes
  • Crepes are great for deep frying and then sprinkling cinnamon sugar, or salt with other spices
  • Grill filled or topped crepes

Recipe Demonstration Video

This video demonstration shows how easy it is to make crepes.Use this basic recipe to make both savory and sweet crepes

Experiment and have fun.

Homemade Crepes

GET MORE INFORMATION

Homemade Crepe Recipe

Print Recipe

Servings Prep/Rest Time Cook Time
9 Crepes 20 minutes 15 minutes

Recipe Notes

  • To freeze: allow crepes to cool. Stack crepes with a piece of paper towel between each crepe. Store in a freezer safe, air tight bag or container.
  • If you want to add flavour to the base crepe, go ahead. Add spices, a small amount of sugar (1/4 Teaspoon), or extracts like vanilla (1/4 Teaspoon).

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Large (6 oz) Eggs
  • 170 mililitres (3/4 Cup) Milk
  • oz (84 grams, 1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons) Flour
  • Pinch (1/8 Teaspoon) Salt

DIRECTIONS

Homemade Crepes
Gather your ingredients.

 

Homemade Crepes
Prepare your pan by spraying or wiping it with oil. Wipe excess off with paper towel. Preheat the pan until very hot. Only grease the pan once, at the beginning.

 

Homemade Crepes
Add eggs and milk to a bowl and whisk until smooth.

 

Homemade Crepes
Add salt and flour. Whisk until smooth. Let batter rest for 15 minutes.

 

Homemade Crepes
Pour 1/4 cup of batter into centre of pan and quickly swirl so that batter covers the entire pan. After about 45 seconds, check the bottom to see if it is browned. Flip when the bottom is browned. Remove once the other side is also browned.

 

Homemade Crepes
To keep warm, place cooked crepes in a tortilla warmer or wrapped in a clean tea towel. This will keep them from drying out. Serve with your choice of sweet or savory fillings

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: