How to Make Crêpes




It just happened to be France's National Crêpe Day when I was attending a cooking lesson in Provence at Concept Chef. So in addition to our truffle lunch, Chef Julien whipped up a batch of crêpes.


To make the batter, whisk two eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk in one cup of flour until blended. Pour in 1 cup of milk, a quarter of a cup at a time, so that the batter is smooth. Add a pinch of salt and two tablespoons of melted butter. Whisk until smooth.


Place a frying pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, brush melted butter onto the entire surface of the pan.

 

When you are ready to ladle the batter onto pan, pick up the pan, have it tilted at about a 30 degree angle.


Ladle about a quarter of a cup of batter onto the tilted pan. Continue to tilt the pan in a circular motion to spread the batter evenly.

 

Allow the crêpe to cook for roughly two minutes. Use a plastic spatula to loosen the edges of the crêpe.
 


When the crêpe looks ready, peel it off of the skillet and it flip over. Brown the second side for roughly a minute.



Voilà! You have a crepe! Do you think I qualify for a French passport now?!


Crêpe Recipe
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter, divided
Method
  1. To make the batter, whisk two eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk in one cup of flour until blended. Pour in 1 cup of milk, a quarter of a cup at a time, so that the batter is smooth. Add a pinch of salt and two tablespoons of the melted butter. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Place a frying pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, brush melted butter onto the entire surface of the pan.  When you are ready to ladle the batter onto pan, pick up the pan, have it tilted at about a 30 degree angle. Ladle about a quarter of a cup of batter onto the tilted pan. Continue to tilt the pan in a circular motion to spread the batter evenly.
  3. Allow the crêpe to cook for roughly two minutes. Use a plastic spatula to loosen the edges of the crêpe. When the crêpe looks ready, peel it off of the skillet and it flip over. Brown the second side for roughly a minute.

54 comments:

Min said...

Your crepes look perfect! I'm going to wrap them around that Caramelized Pineapple~yum! Thanks for coming to the party!
Min
The Bad Girl's Kitchen

Gabby Gourmet said...

Oh Christine, these crepes look great! I love it!

El said...

I adore crepes. They look delicious!

Megan said...

...something I have not attempted to make at home but definitely should. I love crepes. These step-by-step pictures are great. I keep using the excuse that I need a crepe pan before I can make them, but I guess I don't!

Flour said...

You make making crepes sound & look so easy:) Thanks for sharing the technique! I'll have to try this.

Nicole said...

I have eaten crepes many times, but I haven't even made them in my home. Yours look amazing. I could go for some with some vanilla ice cream right now!

Kristin said...

I would love to be able to master crepes. Sigh. One of these days!

Joanne said...

To be honest, I've never been too great at making crepes or pancakes or anythign in that family. Mine always end up super dense! I will need to try this recipe...maybe I'll get it right someday.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

These sound great and I just saw the most wonderful caramelized pineapple to put in them. Thanks for coming to the party.
Tamy~OKK

PFx said...

Finally got out off the truffle fevers?? :)... Great Crepes, I wanna make one now.

Bridgett said...

This gorgeous little French restaurant here where I live just closed its door and I am so sad as they had the best crepe menu. Every crepe you could think of, both sweet and savory. This post reminds me how I am going to miss my twice-weekly visits! I better learn how to make my own now.

Mimi said...

Great post, nice step by step pictures.
Mimi

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Lovely crepes! Feel free to pop by with a plate full in the morning.. ;-)

Kathleen said...

I love this post. You did a lovely job photographing the different steps!

petite nyonya said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe! I am bookmarking this. There is a crepe cafe in Singapore which I used to go quite often when I was living there. I miss it! The crepes had savory fillings like tandoori chicken etc which was just delicious.

Anja said...

These crepes look quite perfect.

Chef E said...

What a great surprise for him! That demo was fantastic, and now I want crepes or eggs or something...

Simply Life said...

I really need to remember this recipe -thanks for the great tips!

Beth said...

I never imagined crepes would be so easy--I always thought there must be some magic ingredient in the mix that roadside crepe vendors use. Now I'm certainly going to make them at home!

Stella said...

Crepes are always so nice, and these look superb. I hope you guys enjoyed them!

Anncoo said...

Thanks for sharing the making of crepes. Looks perfect!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

These look great. I still have never made crepes. I think this would be the perfect excuse for a new frying pan though...hmm!

Mari's Cakes said...

They look so delicious, and you make them look so easy to make!

Have a great one.

Kristen said...

The possibilities of crepes and island flavor are endless. This was a great choice.
Kristen - Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Chow and Chatter said...

just had them for my breakie yum, come and visit anytime!

Kim said...

I love crepes! Growing up, my friend had a French father who would make crepes for us the morning after a sleepover. As kids we used to call them rolled up pancakes and would fill them with all kinds of wonderfulness. His crepes were so delicious and these look great too!

kat said...

Oh, I haven't made crepes in so long. I used to really enjoying making them

Dolce said...

Your crepe is perfect ! Congratulations, you can now ask for a French passport ;)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love French pancakes! They are very addictive...

Cheers,

Rosa

Angie said...

I still have not made crepes yet, this recipe looks so easy, thanks I'll have to put it on my to do list!

Pam said...

Great post! I love crepes and haven't made them in far too long.

5 Star Foodie said...

Your crepes look perfect! Now, I am thinking of making my crepes with meyer lemon cream!

Bellini Valli said...

My daughter is the crepe maker in this family and has it down to a science:D

The Blonde Duck said...

I feel so educated!

theUngourmet said...

Crepes intimidate me just a bit! I need to invest in the right kind of pan before I attempt them. These look perfectly delicious!

nancy at goodfoodmatters said...

I love crepes, and all the sweet and savory directions you can take them.
Fun and Simple too! We usually include a crepe lesson in our summer teen cooking camp.

♥¸¸.•*¨Skip to Malou¨¨*•.¸¸♥¸ said...

my daughter hosted a french movie night one weekend and we made crepes to go with the motif... BUT we had a lot of breakages... our crepes were challenging to make hahah. your step by step guide will come handy next time we attempt to make crepes again.. thanks again christine!

Joy said...

Christine what beautiful step by step photos on how to make crepes -- you are really cooking up quite a storm! MMmmm delicious, thanks for sharing!

Katy ~ said...

Delicate perfection! Terrific post. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into this.

OysterCulture said...

I love a good crepe and they are so fun to make. Just ordered a few pounds of Meyers lemons and you've given me great ideas for putting them to use!

Sweet and Savory said...

Thanks for sharing the lesson on making crepes. I love crepes, the thin ones that are made correctly. Mine bunch up and I am missing technique. Maybe, this will help me with mine.

Teanna said...

Crepes are one of my favorite things to make! So simple, but they need such finesse!

3 hungry tummies said...

Oh thanks for the recipe, I might try this for Sunday breakfast :)

Meena said...

Love crepes...never tried @ home before...will definitely try now with your recipe!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Crepes for the party...woot ...woot....ur post pings me to try em sooner than had planned....great post that'll sure help a firs timer like me.....
Happy happy dya to u....

Heavenly Housewife said...

Very impressive! This is one of those things that just intimidates me, so I've never tried making it. Still, you never know what I might get up to LOL...
*kisses* HH

tasteofbeirut said...

Love these crepes! I don't understand people who prefer pancakes to crepes! When crepes are so light and wonderful

Juliana said...

Christine, I love crepes...thanks for the recipe, I sure will try on the weekend :-)

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Love the step by step and oh - I miss real crepes after a bit of a crepe fest in France this December!

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Love the step by step and oh - I miss real crepes after a bit of a crepe fest in France this December!

Kitchen M said...

hahaha. I like that French people celebrate crêpes! Your post is making me crave for crêpes right now. Looks really gooood!

Martha's Menagerie said...

Delicate, decadent, delicious! I love crepes but have never tried to make them myself. SO glad you brought them along for the party :)

Michelle said...

I enjoy making crepes! I always feel so fancy when I make crepes and they're so easy.

SU'd!

Diana Bauman said...

I need to try to make these at home. One thing that made me laugh is I was eyeing the brush! I need one badly, lol!