Classic French Crepes (Crêpes)
A crêpe is basically a type of thin pancake made from wheat flour.
Crêpes are a very common food in France and quickly became very popular worldwide.
Crêpes are not only easy to make but can be served any way you would like. This allows the whole family to eat exactly the crêpes that they want… My crêpes are filled with vanilla cream cheese and fried in a pan with butter.
- plain flour - 200g
- eggs - 2
- fresh cream - 1 tablespoon
- milk - 200ml
- cold water - 200ml + extra if needed
- salt - a pinch
- sugar - a pinch
- vegetable oil - 2 tablespoons
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, cream and the eggs. Gradually add the milk and water to give the batter the consistency of single cream. Add one tablespoon of the vegetable oil.
- Put a cloth on top of the bowl and let the batter rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Put vegetable oil in a small cup and with a paper towel rub some of the oil onto a small frying pan and heat over medium-high heat.
- Ladle 3-4 tablespoons of the mixture into the pan. Immediately tilt the pan with a circular motion to cover the pan evenly and thinly.
- Fry for 1 minute until the bottom is light brown. Gently loosen with a palette knife. Turn and cook the other side for next 1 minute.
- Place the crêpe on a dinner plate. To serve put fruit on it with whipped cream, fold in half 2 times. You can also have it plain or with mushroom and cheese.