Crepes, really thin pancakes that is

Crepes, really thin pancakes that is

Snack or dessert

Difficulty Easy
Prep time 10 min
Cook time About 4 min per crepe, 2 min on each side
Servings 6

Another kids' party favorite. Pretty much any sweet topping will delight kids, and any gourmand for that matter: spread, maple sirup. honey, melted chocolate, jam, melted butter and sugar, just sugar, plain or powder, with a zest of lemon. Possibilities are almost endless.

There is a savory version to crepes too. Coming soon on Formae recipes blog.

Ingredients

- 13 oz / 375 g all-purpose flour

- 3 pinches of salt

- 2.5 oz / 75 g cane sugar

- 6 eggs

- 3.2 oz / 90 g butter

- 24 fl oz / 1 liter whole milk 

- 1 tbsp grand-marnier liqueur (optional)

Utensils

Large mixing or salad bowl, saucepan or microwave-safe bowl, strainer, wooden spoon/spatula, 1 or 2 frying pans (easier with non-stick), long spatula / flip turner, paper towel.

Directions

50-second video from French recipe website Marmiton.org here.

 

STEP 1

Melt butter in saucepan, or in microwave, and let it cool.

STEP 2

Strain flour. This is optional, but it helps avoiding lumps.  

STEP 3

Miix flour, salt and sugar in bowl.

STEP 4

Dig a hole in the mix with the wooden spoon. Add and mix eggs. Then progressively add melted butter (when lukewarm), and mix. Thorough mixing before adding milk in step 6 is another way to avoid lumps.

STEP 5

Start heating saucepan(s) on low-heat. Add a pat of butter.

STEP 6

Add a small amount of milk to the mix and stir thoroughly. This is another trick to avoid lumps. Then add the rest of the milk and stir thoroughly again.

Add Grand-marnier liqueur and stir (optional).

STEP 7

When the saucepan(s) is(are) hot, wipe the melted butter with paper towel.

STEP 8

Pour batter into the pans. Slightly incline the pan(s) and turn it in a circular way to spread the batter evenly. 

After about a minute or two, unstick the batter by delicately sliding the flip turner between the batter and the pan.

When the bottom side of the crepe is toasted to your liking, flip the crepe.

It talks about 2 minutes to toast each side in a hot saucepan on low to medium heat.

Repeat.

If using a stick saucepan, apply butter to the pan with a paper towel every 2 or 3 crepes. This is necessary to avoid batter from sticking to the pan. 

Bon appétit!

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