A crepe is a thin French pastry that is similar to a pancake. They share common ingredients and can be served with many of the same toppings. Crepes, however, are much thinner and cook more quickly which can be a challenge when using traditional cooking equipment. The even heat of a griddle will allow you to take the frustration out of making crepes and produce evenly cooked, delicate crepes every time. This is a recipe for sweet crepes that can be filled with fruit, chocolate, whipped cream, or any sweet topping you can imagine.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp melted butter
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp sugar
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and no chunks of flour remain. About 10 seconds.
Allow the batter to rest while the griddle preheats to medium heat. Resting allows the batter to settle, eliminating bubbles in your crepes.
Lightly grease the pan before ladling batter onto the griddle. Spread each spoonful of batter into a thin circle. Cook until the crepe looks set. Flip the crepe with a thin spatula and allow the other side to cook. About 10-15 seconds on each side. Be careful not to overcook the crepes as they can easily dry out. You want crepes that are slightly browned but not crispy.
Plate your crepes by filling with sweet toppings before rolling up. Dollop with whipped cream if desired and enjoy your fancy French treat!
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