Crepes are light and delicious pastries. These thin pancakes can be either be sweet or savoury and served with a variety of toppings and sauces. They can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert.
Crepes!! Sounds fancy right? These thin delicate pancakes are so easy to make. You don’t need any fancy equipment to make them. A mixing bowl and a whisk is all you need to make the batter. And lots of patience. Once you get the hang of making the batter, it’s smooth sailing.
Weekends are when we indulge in our favourite breakfast meals. Monday to Friday it’s either toast or cereal. Crepes are a favourite breakfast meal of mine and the family. Sometimes it doubles as a dessert. Mmmmm …delicious!!
The recipe I am sharing creates light, delicate and very delicious crepes. An important part of the crepe making process is getting the right consistency batter. Crepe batter is thinner than most pancake batters. You want it thin enough so when you tilt and rotate the batter around the pan it quickly covers the bottom with a thin layer of batter. Strain the crepe batter through a fine mesh sieve to ensure there are no lumps in the batter. Leave the batter to rest for at least 30 minutes. This allows the gluten in the flour to develop and bond to the milk and eggs. Keep the batter in the fridge, if resting for more than 30 minutes. If the batter gets thick, thin with water.
Before frying, add melted butter to the crepe batter. Butter adds flavour.
To fry the batter a good quality non stick frying pan or crepe pan is required. I got my crepe pan from Ikea for under £5. It’s about 9 inches so takes about 1/3 cup batter for each crepe. If you are using a smaller size pan, reduce the amount of batter .
What I love about crepes is that, they can kept wrapped up in the fridge for up to a week. Simply re-heat when you are ready to serve.
Now what to serve the crepes with??? I have a long list.
Fruit: Strawberries, Raspberries, Chopped Mango, Blueberries and Bananas.
Sauces: Caramel, Strawberry Sauce, Raspberry Sauce, Maple Syrup, Golden Syrup and Honey
Spreads: Nutella, Peanut Butter, Jam/ Conserve
You can also serve with whipped cream or ice cream. Serve with orange sauce aka make crepes suzette. But that is a different blog post.
I have my crepes with chopped strawberries and strawberry sauce whilst Esme loves hers with a sprinkling of sugar and whipped cream.
Whichever toppings or sauces you serve your crepes with, you are definitely guaranteed a very delicious treat.
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