How to Make Crepes

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Introduction: How to Make Crepes

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In this instructable, I will show you how to make crepes. With this easy crepe recipe you will be making crepes in no time. What is your favorite way to eat crepes? Sweet? Savory? There are so many possible ways to eat crepes. Join me as I show you how to make them, if I can do it, you can do it! Let's get started!

If you have any questions or comments put them down below.

Follow the easy steps or watch the short video tutorial or do both!

Step 1: Ingredients/Tools

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk (2%, 1%, Whole) (355ml)
  • 1 tsp. of canola or vegetable oil (or one Tbsp. of butter, melted) (5ml)
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour (120g)
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt (or 3/4 tsp. for savory)(5.5g)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (for sweet) (5ml)
  • 1 Tbsp. of granulated sugar (for sweet)(12.5g)

Tools:

Step 2: Add Eggs, Milk, Oil

First some people might opt to use a blender which you certainly can use. In that case just add everything to that and blend it all together. I am using a big bowl and hand mixer. Add your eggs, milk, and oil (or you can use 1 tablespoon of butter which you will melt before adding). Then turn on your mixer until it is well blended.

Step 3: Add Rest of Ingredients

Now we add our flour, salt, and if we are making sweet crepes, 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of sugar. If you are making a savory crepe, don't add the vanilla extract or the sugar, and add an extra 1/2 tsp. of salt. Now mix it all together until nice and runny.

Step 4: Add Butter Then Crepe Batter

Turn the heat in between medium and medium-hi. Now we add a little bit of butter to our non-stick skillet or crepe pan or optionally crepe maker. Next we raise the pan off the heat and tilt it. I like to use a ladle for this next part. My ladle holds about 1/4 cup of batter, pour some batter onto the pan. Pour it in the middle of the pan and then tilt the pan in a circle like motion, so the batter covers the whole bottom of the pan, then just place the pan on the heat again. We will cook it for about 1 minute or so on this side, until the top gets nice and dry.

Step 5: Flip Crepe Over

Next we flip it over after a minute or so and then cook the other side for about 10 to 20 seconds, then flip it one more time and you will see nice cook marks on your crepe. Now you are done and you can stack them on a plate. They won't stick together so don't worry about that.

Step 6: Toppings: Method 1 (Triangle Shape)

Now it is time to add some toppings! A classic method is to add some nutella to the crepe then fold it over once and then over one more time making a triangle shape. Then you can top it off with powdered sugar, whipped cream, syrup, or just eat it as is.

Step 7: Toppings: Method 2 (Roll It Up)

Another method is to add whatever you like to the inside, in this case, cool whip and strawberries, then you roll up the crepe. Then top it off with whatever you like. There you go, super easy to make crepes which taste amazing!

Step 8: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action by checking our the video tutorial!

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    I love crepes so much and will definately use this reacipe really soon! I hope you win this contest!!

    I love crepes! But I have a gluten intolerance. Do you have a recipe with gluten free flours?

    Here is one you can try! I haven't tried it but it looks good - http://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes/how-to-make/gfcf-light-and-fluffy-crepes/

    Thank you so much, Matt! I appreciate the trouble you went to to find that.

    Nice job with your 'ible! I am almost a complete stranger in the kitchen, but I cook up a mean pile of pancakes. Crepes, actually. My recipe is essentially the same as yours. My daughter is gluten sensitive, so I just get a gluten-free mix. we cannot taste the difference between from-scratch and a good brand-name mix. I usually cook them on high, but lately have started using lower heat. I've found that the best way to get the right consistency of the batter is to mix with a fork in a measuring cup, using the fork to break up the clumps against the side, then adding milk as the batter thickens. It usually takes 5-15 minutes for the batter to reach the point where it stabilizes. I like the crepes so much better than American pancakes, as the pancakes can too easily get powdery and/or heavy in the middle. Too, the crepes are so light, and the flavor seems more delicate. I stack them on a plate as I make them, covering them with another plate to keep them hot

    Thank you so much!! That is awesome you found a gluten-free way to make them. Yeah if I have to choose between the two I will pick crepes any day. Although I do like a big fluffy pancake now and again, they are more like a sponge and just sit in your gut...lol I also love a good Belgian waffle. Great tips on how to keep the clumps out! :)

    When you say crepes, are these any different from normal pancakes?

    Yes Crepes are different then normal pancakes. Crepes are an extremely thin more of a pastry really, but could be considered a "type" of pancake. Here is a cool article on wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%AApe