Crêpes are very thin French pancakes that can be either savory or sweet. They use some of the most basic ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and the only equipment you need is a blender and a skillet — c’est facile! (it’s easy!)
Adapted from the Women’s Weekly Cookbook; Cooking Class French
Makes approximately 12 crêpes.
¾ C All-Purpose Flour
3 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp Neutral Oil, such as canola
1 C Milk
Optional Toppings and Fillings Inspiration
Whipped Cream & Strawberries
Ham & Cheese
Granulated Sugar & Lemon Zest
Sift the flour into a bowl. Leave a little well in the center for the wet ingredients. Whisk eggs, oil, and milk together. Pour into the well. Slowly whisk liquid into flour until batter is smooth. This can also be done in a blender if you’d prefer.
If making by hand: strain batter into a container with a spout to make pouring easier.
Heat pan over medium heat. We recommend using a small, heavy bottomed pan about 8-9.5in., such as the Mauviel carbon steel crêpe pans. Add a small pat of butter to the pan and swirl it around to distribute. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of batter from the container into the pan and swirl to cover the base of the pan evenly.
When crêpe is lightly browned underneath (you can lift it up a bit on the side to check) use either a spatula or fingertips to turn it to brown on the other side.
Once the second side is brown remove from the pan and add fillings (if using), then either roll up or fold into a triangle. They’re delicious served plain or filled! Eat warm.