Friday, December 18, 2009


Basic Crepe Recipe
From Nadine Bailey

4 eggs
1 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
Measure all ingredients in to blender jar; blend for 30 seconds. Scrape down sides. Blend for 15 seconds more. Cover and let sit for 1 hour. (This helps the flour absorb more of the liquids.) Makes 12-14 crepes.
Recipe Variations:
For a Sweeter crepe:
Add 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
For a Chocolate crepe:
Add 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce to sweet crepe recipe.

How to Prepare Crepes:

1. Pour a little vegetable oil on a folded paper towel, and wipe the pan evenly. Keep paper towel at hand while preparing crepes, in case you want to give it another wipe.
2. Pour in 2 - 3 tbsp. of batter and quickly move pan around, so that batter spreads evenly, covering the whole surface with a thin layer.
3. Let cook for about 1 minute. Then, flip with a metal spatula, and cook other side for about 30 seconds.

Serving Ideas:

Traditionally, a crepe is lightly topped, and then folded into quarters. Meaning, fold in half, and then fold in half again.

If you prefer, you can also top your crepe and then roll it up like a tortilla.

Of course, when you are using thicker fillings, you will probably just want to fold the crepe in half once
Basic French crepe recipes are usually lined with the following: granulated sugar and melted butter (one of my favorites!), sugar and sprinkled lemon juice, jam or jelly, Nutella.
Other ideas: scrambled eggs topped with cheese sauce, pie filling topped with whip cream

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