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How to Make Delicious Crepes

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The crepe lies somewhere between the pancake and the tortilla. A crepe is a delicious breakfast with just a little powdered sugar or yogurt but it is also a savory lunch with some sliced meat and cheese and some mustard. Because crepes are French, they get that feeling of classiness comes with everything French. Crepes are versatile, delicious, classy and, best of all, easy to make.

You will need the following ingredients and about a half hour to make around 12 crepes.

Ingredients:
*1.5 cups all-purpose flour
*1 tablespoon sugar
*0.5 teaspoon baking powder
*0.5 teaspoon salt
*2 cups milk
*2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
*0.5 teaspoon vanilla
*2 large eggs
*Butter, oil, or PAM to lube the pan
*Topping or filling of your choice

For the topping or filling I prefer yogurt for breakfast and turkey, pepper jack cheese, and mustard for lunch. Nutella is popular for a treat. You can put anything you want in them.
 
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Step 1: The Preperations

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First melt your butter in a small bowl in the microwave or however you prefer.

In a large bowl, one that you can pour from is best, mix all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then mix in the rest of the ingredients: milk, butter, vanilla, and eggs.

Mix it until it's smooth. A hand mixer is helpful here, but I find that a power mixer is overkill. As you cook the crepes, more mixing will be required because the butter will cool and lump up.

Smear a light coat of butter on a frying pan that is larger than 8 inches and heat over medium heat. Once the butter starts to bubble you are ready for the next step.

I liked your video. I learned that you can freeze and then use as wanted even in a toaster. I never thought of that. Using a toaster seems particularly efficient when you don't have a lot of time. I use only olive oil in making the crepes or pancakes and it works really well. I switched to using vegetable oil which is healthier for us years ago. Thanks for all your effort!

TheCritic2 years ago
Now this is a Great desert crepe. All you need to do for a savory crepe is omit the sugar and vanilla.
good job.
Cubie23 years ago
Yum? I used powdered milk instead of real milk and my first one's currently cooking right now... I'll wait to taste it before posting this to get a good description of what it tastes like...

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A short while later...
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HOLY FLIPPY!!! Half a sec- must finish before posting...
THAT WAS TOTALLY AMAZING!!! I'M MAKING ANOTHER BATCH AFTER THIS ONE!!!! :D
goodygoodygoodygoody.
Aerohoff... Come be my chef. PLEASE.
Cubie2 Cubie23 years ago
Oh yeah- by the way, my cooking stone couldn't be picked up so I used a 120 PSI air compressor (not even kidding) to spread them out. ;)
schumi23 Cubie22 years ago
Otherwise you can just do it with a spatula or simlilar thing...
TSNinja3 years ago
GREAT recipe! I never made crepes before- assumed they were too hard- but your recipe is so easy and awesome. I've made them savory and sweet (nutella and bacon, om nom nom) and it works either way. Thanks forever!
pyrorower4 years ago
I love either doing one with nutella, and banana as a dessert kinda thing. Or for something more filling, I like to get some steak or grilled chicken, pesto, baby spinach, lemon jiuce, and maybe some of the large (I think middle eastern) cous cous instead of pasta noodles, then roll/fold it into a cone. YUM :)
maniacx5 years ago
Just made them; turned out AMAZING. Highly recommend this recipe. For a filling, I used plain melted milk chocolate (chocolate chips + microwave)
Silverifle5 years ago
I just made some right now, and man, they are awesome! As as filler, I used chocolate. ( chocolate frosting to be exact), but still awesome.
PKTraceur5 years ago
One word to describe it: Superfriggenfantasicecspeciallydelicious... (That's a take-off on what I beleive was in the Sound of Music or Mary Poppins...) ~RoAr
Masterdude5 years ago
I'm Polish and I also approve this instructable. I've been eating them for years.

CREPES ARE AWESOME!!!!!
i'm french and i approuve this instructable. but : don't roll it like burritos, just fold it in 2, and fold it in 2 one more time ( you should have a quart of a circle ) and i'm using an old slim-fast shacker for making the batter, my friends use a blender.
I'm also French but "backing powder" in crepes! Please please tell me it's a mistake.... I agree with the blender or shaker method but why not using your hands? Just make sure you pour liquids into solids (flower, sugar, salt) little by little, mixing with a wooden spoon. You will have a perfect batter. You can also replace a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the milk with either beer or water. It makes much lighter crepes. Leave the batter to rest for at least 1/2 hour before using it. This will allow the flour to mix internally with the liquids (just like bread making in fact). All your ingredients should be at room temperate (eggs particularly). Mickaël
Jyssa5 years ago
Your crepes look awesome - I've been looking for a good crepe recipe! Every Saturday morning, we have a local produce market - and there is a french family in a tiny combi van that come along, and serve absolutely heavenly crepes. Their aroma wafts throughout the whole market...but they cost $3-4ea, and I have a budget...:( You have saved my wallet from my crepe-desiring tummy! Thank you
Jyssa Jyssa5 years ago
we tried your crepes for dinner last night - perfection!! :) We'll be having them again, for sure.
Jyssa5 years ago
And may I suggest, for fantastic fillings, maple syrup and sliced banana?
abnor6 years ago
great instructable. really. sounds delicious
My absolute favourite way to eat crepes is a way I had in France... in a little cafe at the Mont St. Michel... ok, now I'm France-sick!! lol... butter and sugar... nothing else... it's incredible, you've just got to try it! That or freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar, that's a classic.
in the video, maybe you should clean your kitchen counter and stove a bit
aerohoff (author)  Yerboogieman6 years ago
Haha, You're right. It looks pretty nasty. It's mostly crepe batter, but I should probably clean up before I make a video.
ijius6 years ago
if you omit the vanilla and sugar and use dry cottage cheese mixed w/ an egg yolk as the filler (about 1-3 tbls ) and fry it up as chooseausername says a little bit more browned. this is sooo good as a main meal.all you need for seasoning is a bit of salt to taste. My mom used to make this when i was growing up. i just wish i could make them look as nice ...but the taste is the same....goooood!!!!!!!!
Gwenieviere6 years ago
mmm crepes....
Don't be afraid to make your crepes slightly more browned when you cook them. =o)

It's also possible to eat crepes as a first course (? is that how you call it ?) :
You can fill them with bechamel sauce, mushroom and cheese. Then, you fry (slightly browned) your rolls in a frying pan with some butter.
Your rolls of crepes will be crusty ! This is delicious too !

(Wow ... I'm hungry now ! ...)
aerohoff (author)  chooseausername6 years ago
Fantastic! Thanks for the feedback.
Yum! These look really cool, I want to make some soon. :P
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
I love crepes! Great job!
Patrik6 years ago
Yumm! :-)