Crepes are one of those vital, versatile foods to ever exist. The crepes can be eaten plain, with a slab of peanut butter and powdered sugar, or packed with meats, veggies, cheeses, and more.
Best crepes are flat and simple; with an everlasting flavor and being French origin make them more exciting and steadfast crowd best snack.
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Create simple Crepe recipe (Basic Crepes) at home for a deliciously upgraded dessert, breakfast, and even fun dinners.
This iconic French food is also great food for children! So, what are crepes, and what makes them so popular?
What Are Crepes/Crêpe/Creep?
A crêpe or crepe basically is a type of very thin pancake. Crepe recipes can vary, but the two most common are sweet crêpes (crêpes sucrées) and savory galettes (crêpes salées).
Homemade crepes can be folded and stuffed with fillings and a topping of one’s choosing.
Why are crepes popular?
Crêpes like the pancake is of French origin. It originates from Brittany; a region in the northwest of France, their consumption these days has widespread in France and beyond, including Nigeria.
Crepes are so popular that February 2nd is celebrated as the Day of the Crêpe in France. Known as jour des crêpes, the holiday is linked with the Catholic feast of Candlemas. On this date families all over France make crêpes.
5 FAQs about Making the Crêpe Batter
- What is the difference between crepe and pancake?
The major dissimilarity is that pancake batter has a raising agent in it, such as baking powder or baking soda, and crepe batter does not have.
This means that pancakes are denser and fluffy while crêpes are thin and flat.
- What are crepes made of/ filled with?
The 5 common ingredients for tasty crepes include flour, butter, eggs, milk, and a pinch of salt.
Crêpes are usually of two types:
Sweet crêpes (crêpes sucrées) made with wheat flour and a little bit sweetened; while
Savory galettes (crêpes salées) is made with buckwheat flour and unsweetened.
- How to Eat Crepes
Crêpes can be stuffed and dress with whatever fillings or toppings of choice. The most recent topping is simply with Nutella and powdered sugar. Seafood crepes or vegetarian crepes are other ways of eating crepes.
- How Does A Crêpe Taste Like?
Crepes are made with the less sugar, resulting in less of a sweet taste and more of a subtle egg flavor. Also, there’s no rising agent or baking powder, accounting for the thinness.
- Are crepes a dessert or breakfast?
Sweet crepes can be enjoyed at breakfast or as a snack or dessert. Savory crepes can be stuffed with an assortment of fillings like vegetables and eaten as a meal along with a salad.
If you have not made crepes before, it is time to see what you have been missing with this 5-ingredient easy crepe recipe.
For quick crepe mix: A blender is an ideal tool for whipping up the batter, even though you can also make it with hand using a bowl and a whisk.
Second and most important: Allow the crêpe batter to rest in order to produce light, delicate crêpes. 30 minutes to 1 hour on the counter is fine, but overnight in the refrigerator is even better.
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour(230g)
- 3 eggs
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract optional
- 1 teaspoon white sugar optional
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 tablespoons butter melted or vegetable oil of your choice
How to Make Crepe
- First of all, add the flour, eggs, salt, vanilla extract, melted butter in a large bowl and sugar if used.
- Then, using a whisk or electric mixer or blender, beat in the milk gradually until a smooth batter form with no lumps.
- Next, heat a lightly buttered crepes pan over medium/high heat.
- Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan, then tilt and rotate the pan to spread batter as thinly as possible.
- Finally, cook the crepe for about 1-2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot with your favorite fillings.