How to Make Crepes

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Crepes were always popular in my house. It would be a special breakfast, coming down the stairs to see my mom double-wielding frying pans. The crepes were usually flipped right onto our plates as we clamored for more. My brother or sister would come down a little late, just in time to see the last one disappear. And they were always delicious.

This recipe is family-sized, unless your family is as ravenous as my family of five. Then it's almost, but not quite, enough.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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You will need:

1 C water
1 C milk (buttermilk is also good)
2 C flour
4 eggs
1/2 t salt
4 T butter

Add a little butter to this ingredient list to grease the pan later.

Step 2: Mix

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Melt the butter.

You can mix this up two ways: throw it all in a blender. This works great.

Alternately, whisk it all together. Eliminate all flour lumps.

Step 3: Prepare the pan

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Heat the pan.

To test whether it is hot enough, get your hand wet and flick some drops of water on the surface. It should sizzle.

Like this:

Turn the heat down to medium-low, and lightly butter the cooking surface.

Step 4: The pour

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Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan.

Slowly roll the pan to spread the crepe. A thin layer should stick to the pan as it begins to cook. Keep rolling the pan until the batter no longer moves.

Step 5: The flip

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When the surface of the crepe is no longer shiny (it is solid), it is ready to flip.
You can use a spatula if you want. But here is a more fun way to flip:
Pick the pan up off the stove. Shake forward and back to make sure that the crepe is not stuck to the pan. Then, in one quick motion, flip the pan up and forward. Catch the flipped crepe in the pan.
You can only do it if you move confidently. If you drop one, it's not a big deal. Just clean it up.

dzhang2 years ago
Where's the flour in the list?
SelkeyMoonbeam (author)  dzhang2 years ago
Oh! Thanks, I completely missed that! Fixing it.
zdudz2 years ago
you can add beer or fruits liquor to the recipes (little), taste great !
Another tip, split flour 50% corn flour and 50% normal flour.
viper642 years ago
thanks it taste great!
bajablue2 years ago
Selkey... if I used buttermilk, will I need to omit the butter?
SelkeyMoonbeam (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Apparently not. I actually used buttermilk for the first time to make these, and used the normal amount of butter. They turned out fine/ a little thinner than normal (though that's a good thing). I also only needed to grease the pan the first time; when using milk, you usually have to re-grease after a while.
Thanks... good to know!
reganbella2 years ago
I like mine with fruit and yogurt (or Nutella!). Thanks so much because now I can make my own!