French Crepe Recipes!
Perfect Desserts for All Occasions!
These sublime French crepe recipes are guaranteed to please all! Hot, oozing chocolate, or sweet fresh fruits… ice-cream, whipped cream… we all scream for more!
You can make these French crepe recipes in any basic frying pan. 7 or 8 inches works best. Or, better yet, with a handy crepe maker! In any case, the most difficult part is choosing which recipe! Because they're all so good!
The basic batter recipe is just below, but if you want to skip right to the fillings, go ahead! To take a look at these succulent and delicious crepe filling recipes,
Basic Crepe Batter Recipe:
Pâte à Crèpes… Thin, light, and luscious!
This recipe is home base for all your fantastic crepe creations! Simple to make, and wonderful to eat!
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: about 30 minutes
Ingredients (for about 15 crepes):
2 cups Flour
2 1/2 cups Whole Milk
2 tbsp. Butter (melted)
Pinch of Salt
1/2 Vanilla Stalk or Few Drops Vanilla Extract (optional)
Vegetable Oil (for pan)
How to Prepare Batter:
1. Sift flour and mix with salt in a bowl.
2. Make a well and pour in eggs. Stir well.
3. Slowly pour in milk while stirring. Keep stirring batter until small bubbles form on the surface.
4. Stir in Butter.
NB The batter does not need to stand before using it. However, if you do let it stand, you will most likely want to add 1 tbsp. of water before cooking with it. General rule of thumb: if it seems thicker than cream, add a little more water, and/or a little more milk.
How to Prepare Crepes:
1. Pour a little vegetable oil on a folded paper towel, and wipe the pan evenly. Keep paper towel at hand while preparing crepes, in case you want to give it another wipe.
2. Pour in 2 - 3 tbsp. of batter and quickly move pan around, so that batter spreads evenly, covering the whole surface with a thin layer.
3. Let cook for about 1 minute. Then, flip with a metal spatula, and cook other side for about 30 seconds.
Repeat these steps until you are out of batter, stacking cooked crepes on a plate. Yum!
Prefer whole wheat flour? No problem. You can substitute the white flour with your own favorite!
Traditionally, a crepe is lightly topped, and then folded into quarters. Meaning, fold in half, and then fold in half again.
If you prefer, you can also top your crepe and then roll it up like a tortilla.
Of course, when you are using thicker fillings, you will probably just want to fold the crepe in half once.
Now, We're All Ready To Compose
Fabulous French Crepe Recipes!
Basic French crepe recipes are usually lined with the following: granulated sugar and melted butter (one of my favorites!), sugar and sprinkled lemon juice, jam or jelly, Nutella.
If you want more elaborate French crepe recipes -- yum, yum, yum! -- take a look at these tantalizing ideas:
Crepes suzette recipe
More fillings for French Crepe Recipes.
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Have fun creping! And…Bon Appétit!