Basic Crepes

Crepes.  Growing up in South Africa these were considered pancakes.  Yep, these were OUR pancakes and the pancakes we eat here in the States were considered Flapjacks.

Basic Crepes

It wasn't until I moved to the USA that I realized that what I had been eating and calling pancakes was something totally different.  No wonder my hubby used to give me a weird look when I proudly called these "pancakes" LOL

Crepes are extremely easy to make and I've made so many in my time that I have no problems, no breaking and destroying the first 4 in the skillet and no panicking.  BUT if it's the first time you're making them, they can be a little intimidating....just remember, the first few you make will no doubt fall apart, tear up or just look plain yucky.....don't stop though keep going.

Here's how I make mine, these are pretty basic, the only thing I add sometimes is a few drops of vanilla extract.  We also like ours plain with just cinnamon sugar, some whipped cream and some strawberries on top.  Yum!

Basic Crepes
Basic Crepes

INGREDIENTS

* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1/2 cup water
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons butter, melted


DIRECTIONS

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.


Basic Crepes

2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.


Basic Crepes

3. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.

Basic Crepes

4. We like ours pretty simple, so I just sprinkle on some sugar/cinnamon, roll up the crepe and sprinkle on a little more.


Basic Crepes

Some days like today I add a little scoop of whipped cream and some sliced fresh strawberries.

You CAN also slather on some whipped cream inside the crepe and add sliced fruit (strawberries, bananas, apples), roll it up. Variations are endless :)


Basic Crepes

Comments

  1. I've been meaning to make crepes! These sound super simple and awesome! Thanks!

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  2. I haven't make crepes since freshman year of high school home ec class. LOL!

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  3. I'm planning to make these tonight :)

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