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Easy Homemade Crepe Recipe

How to make delicious, light, airy crepes with pantry ingredients you most likely have on hand.


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Make this weekend extra special with this easy crepe recipe. Crepes aren't just for brunch, or a bridal shower. Crepes are great for breakfast or dessert and simple to whip up with many different filling options. You can make these lightly sweetened, delicate crepes with a cream cheese filling, sweetened ricotta cheese (my favorite) Nutella, fresh fruit, and even scrambled eggs with bacon or sausage. I will link the filling recipes below. The best part is you don't have to have a fancy crepe pan, a simple non-stick skillet works perfectly.


Cream cheese filling



THREE TIPS FOR PERFECT CREPES

1. Let your batter chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator before using it. This gives the gluten time to rest, which gives the crepes their light and airy consistency.

2. Melt the butter before adding it to your batter.

3. The milk and water should be at room temperature.


How to store leftover crepes?

Chances are you won't have any crepes leftover but if you do store them in a ziplock bag with a paper towel on the top and bottom of the stack of crepes. The paper towel will absorb any moisture so the crepes don't get soggy. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days. To freeze, lay a piece of parchment between each crepe, this will prevent them from sticking together, and place in a ziplock bag.


What is the difference between crepes and pancakes? Crepes and pancakes are both made with a batter of flour, milk, eggs, and butter with different ratios of ingredients which gives each of them a different texture. Pancakes have raising agents like baking powder and baking soda, which is what makes pancakes thicker, light, and fluffy, while crepes are flexible, thin, and delicate. Crepes can be rolled or folded.


What ingredients do I need to make creps? This is the best part! Basic pantry ingredients are all you need to make delicious crepes. Flour, milk, eggs, butter, water, and vanilla. Most recipes also call for a tablespoon of sugar. The filling can be anything you have on hand. Let us get to the recipe, these homemade crepes are too good to wait any longer.



Ingredients

1 cup of all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon of sugar

A pinch of salt

¾ cup of milk, at room temperature

½ cup of water, at room temperature

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla

3 tablespoons of melted butter plus butter for the skillet


Directions

Combine the flour, sugar, salt, milk, water, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl. Whisk ingredients together, then add the melted butter and whisk until the batter is smooth and there are no lumps. The batter is going to be thin.


Chill the batter for at least one hour. You can also chill crepe batter overnight.


Generously butter the skillet, add ¼ cup of the batter to the center of the skillet, and swirl the skillet in a circular motion to stretch the batter. Cook for about one minute or until a light golden brown. Flip the crepe and cook the other side. Cook the crepes one at a time over medium heat. Be sure to butter the skillet by cooking each crepe. Add filling and roll or fold your crepes and enjoy! Crepes are perfect for the summer when fresh fruit is bountiful.


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