My Favorite Vanilla Crepe Recipe (Perfect For Savory & Sweet Crepes!)
Crepes are one of my favorite foods. I love them for breakfast, dessert, or any meal in between. Crepe Recipe is perfect to serve with various types of side dishes. It can be eaten as a meal on its own or as a side dish, depending on the type and quantity of crepes that you prepare. You can experiment with different fillings and toppings to make it more filling or tasty for your family members.
Crepes are so versatile and easy to make that they’re a great recipe to have on hand during any busy weeknight. They’re also great if you want to impress your friends without going through too much effort (it’s probably easier than making crostini). The best part is that crepe batter requires no baking skills at all: just follow these simple instructions and you’ll be whipping up delicious crepes in no time!
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tbsp sugar or whatever sweetener you prefer (I used sugar)
- 1 tbsp oil (I use canola oil but you can use whatever you want)
- This is just a basic recipe and it’s meant to be modified by adding more flour or eggs, depending on what your crepe tastes like. For example, if you like them thick and fluffy then add more flour so they won’t fall apart when frying in the pan. If they are too thin then add an egg next time.
- The key is finding out what works best for you!*
- To prepare the crepe batter, place all of your ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir until they’re well incorporated.
- Heat an 8, inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour in enough batter to thinly coat the bottom of the pan and swirl it around so it forms a thin, even layer. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bubbles form on top and edges brown slightly (lift up with spatula to check). Flip and cook for 1 minute more on second side; remove from pan and repeat with remaining batter.*
- Serve immediately with fresh fruit or jam if desired. Enjoy!
- Use a non, stick pan. A crepe only needs a very thin amount of oil to cook in, so avoid using anything with a high fat content.
- Make sure your pan is hot before you pour in your batter. Cold or lukewarm pans will result in undercooked crepes, which will be gummy instead of crispy on the outside and mushy inside.
- Don’t overmix the batter once you have added all of your ingredients. The more you stir it, the tougher your crepes will be when they are finished cooking—and they’ll end up tearing easily when flipping them over!
- Don’t flip until browned on one side (check by lifting an edge with a spatula). If you flip too early, they may not be cooked through yet; but if you wait too long and try to flip while still pale pink or white, they’ll break apart as soon as contact is made between two layers!
- Use a nonstick pan. This will make things much easier when it comes to removing the crepe from the pan.
- Use a stainless steel spatula to flip the crepe over and cook on that side as well, then remove from heat and set aside (that’s how you get those nice brown edges).
- Make sure your pan is hot enough before adding any batter; if the pan is too cold, the batter won’t spread out evenly in the pan or stick well enough to flip it, which can cause problems with tearing and burning later on in your cooking process! So make sure everything is nice and hot before getting started making any kind of crepes at home today!
- The key to making the ideal crepes? Allowing the batter to rest for at least 20 minutes at room temperature (or up to an hour in the refrigerator) can help the flour absorb the liquid and the gluten relax, resulting in soft rather than chewy crepes. Continue reading for additional advice on making the ideal crepes.
Add-ins and Variations
Once you’ve made the crepe batter, you can customize it to your own tastes. Add berries and bananas for a sweeter flavor; add chocolate chips for something more indulgent. Add sugar or cinnamon in place of salt if you want a sweeter taste; add nutmeg or vanilla extract if you want to make your crepe more festive—or just plain delicious. If all, natural is more your speed, try adding lemon juice and/or zest for an unexpected twist on this classic dish!
Crepe Recipe is best to serve with
- Fresh fruit
- Butter/Syrup/Sugar Mix for dusting the crepes
- Cinnamon, sugar, or sweetened condensed milk for dusting the crepes. You can also use confectioner’s sugar and whipped cream to make a powdered sugar glaze.
- Coconut flakes (optional)
My favorite quick and simple sweet morning dish is certainly crepes. Waffles and pancakes take longer to prepare than crepes, and unlike those two other morning foods, crepes beg to have more than simply maple syrup added. The incredible topping possibilities at your disposal include fruit, nutella, gruyere cheese, and mushroom gravy.
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