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Basic Crepe Recipe

Garnish This Classic Crepe Recipe To Your Taste With Variations For Fillings & Toppings

What makes a crepes recipe sweet or savory is only in the adjustment of a few ingredients and toppings.

crepe recipeBasic Crepe Recipe To Make Many Variations

But, you don't have to make any adjustments if you don't want. Just use the basic crepe recipe as is and garnish with whatever you like!


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basic crepe recipeBasic Crepe Recipe With 5 Ingredients

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

1 cup (100 gr) plain flour

a pinch of salt

2 large eggs

1 tbsp olive oil

1 cup (300 ml) 1 or 2% milk (semi-skimmed milk)


METHOD

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.

Make a well in the center, then add the eggs, oil and 2 tablespoons of the milk.

Stir with a whisk until smooth.

Slowly stir in the remainder of the milk.

Let stand 1 hour.


Tips For Successful Crepes

1. Stir crepe batter with a whisk until smooth, do not beat.

2. Let batter stand for 1 hour before cooking for best results.

3. Heat pan slowly (use a non-stick crepe pan unless you are experienced) until it is hot about 200°C /400°F.

4. Butter pan quickly and pour in batter. Cook fast or they will be rubbery.

5. When edges start to lift, it is time to turn.


Try the many variations listed below and then come up with your own & let us know in the comments below!

Savory Crepe Recipe Variations

Tip For Savory Crepe Batter

Use olive oil, vegetable oil or sunflower oil in the batter as each one will enhance your crepes with a slightly different flavor, your preference.

Try them out by dividing the other ingredients in half placing each half in a separate bowl and use 2 different oils to see the one you like best.


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Sweet Crepe Recipe Variations

Tip For Sweet Crepe Batter

Add 1 tbsp caster sugar (To make castor sugar (buzz granulated sugar in the blender until finer but not powder, be careful not to breathe in the dust)

Or, use light brown sugar to make golden caster sugar which adds a slight caramel flavor.

Note: ½ cup white sugar will equal ½ cup, plus 1 tbsp of castor sugar.



Chocolate Cream Filled Crepes




Creamy Dark Caramel & Pecan Crepes

Basic Crepe Recipe

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Basic Classic Crepe Recipe
Yield
4
Author
Judith Coates
Prep time
25 Min
Cook time
20 Min
Total time
45 Min

Basic Classic Crepe Recipe

What makes a crepe recipe sweet or savory is only in the adjustment of a few ingredients and toppings.

Ingredients

Basic Crepe Recipe
  • 1 cup (100 gr) plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup (300 ml) 1 or 2% milk (semi-skimmed milk)
Tips For Successful Crepes
  • Stir crepe batter with a whisk until smooth, do not beat.
  • Let batter stand for 1 hour before cooking for best results.
  • Heat pan slowly (use a non-stick crepe pan unless you are experienced) until it is hot about 200°C /400°F.
  • Butter pan quickly and pour in batter. Cook fast or they will be rubbery.
  • When edges start to lift, it is time to turn.
Tip For Sweet Crepe Batter
  • Add 1 tbsp caster sugar (To make castor sugar (buzz granulated sugar in the blender until finer but not powder, be careful not to breathe in the dust)
  • Or, use light brown sugar to make golden caster sugar which adds a slight caramel flavor.

Instructions

How To Make Basic Crepe Recipe
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center, then add the eggs, oil and 2 tablespoons of the milk.
  3. Stir with a whisk until smooth.
  4. Slowly stir in the remainder of the milk.
  5. Let stand 1 hour.
Tip For Savory Crepe Batter
  1. Use olive oil, vegetable oil or sunflower oil in the batter as each one will enhance your crepes with a slightly different flavor, your preference.
  2. Try them out by dividing the other ingredients in half placing each half in a separate bowl and use 2 different oils to see the one you like best.

Notes:

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