Basic Crepe

Basic Crepe

I really enjoy crepes because they can be made up to a month before they are needed.

Cook them, stack them – layering them with wax or parchment paper, put them in a freezer bag and freeze. Pull them out of the freezer, let them thaw until they are soft, then they are ready to roll!

The filling choices are only restricted by your imagination. Crepes can be for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, and they can be made with either sweet or savory, hot or cold fillings. Use them anytime as they are very versatile!The Best Basic Crepe Recipe

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Basic Wheat Flour Crepes
(makes about 24 crepes)

  • 1 1/3cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 tsp. butter, divided 4 tsp. butter, divided

Basic Rice Flour Crepes
(makes about 18 crepes)

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ Rice Flour
  • 6 tsp. butter, divided 4 tsp. butter, divided

What you do:

  1. In a large bowl, blend milk, eggs and flour until smooth then let stand for at least an hour at room temperature.
  2. Melt ¼ teaspoon butter over medium-high heat in a small flat pan (6″-7″), or a large fry pan if you don’t have a flat pan. We use a non-stick 6″ fry pan.
  3. Pour 2 Tablespoons of batter in the bottom of the pan and tilt the pan so it covers the entire bottom. Tiny bubbles will start forming immediately if the heat is right, if not turn it up a bit.
  4. Cook until they lose the gloss and the edges are starting to turn golden brown.
  5. Flip and heat the other side to brown.
  6. As you take them off of the pan, stagger them on a plate to cool to room temperature, or if you are going to freeze them, stack on layers of wax or parchment paper.

For the Fillings:

For breakfast we mostly use fruits and cream cheese combinations but you can try any chopped meat/fish or vegetable combination with different sauces either in or on top. How about a hot one of scrambled egg with bacon bits and cheese, topped with salsa? Or a cold one with ice cream, such as Crepe Suzette? The possibilities are endless and many you can make ahead, and quickly put on the finishing touches.

If you would like some recipe combinations just let me know. You can enjoy your guests and look like you have spent the entire day cooking.

Or, if you happen to be in Paris enjoy crepes at La Brehatine. They were friendly, helpful and served up a wonderful selection of delicious crepes. Bon appétit!

Blueberry Crepe

Blueberry Crepe

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