Friday, 1 February 2008

French crepes

After our Pancakes a couple of weeks ago, I decided I wanted some crepes, so for breakfast (well lunch by the time we both got up today!) I made some crepes. Rob hadn't really had crepes before and wasn't all that impressed, however I thought they were delicious! I had mine with sliced strawberries and nutella. And now quite fancy making some for something savoury later.

The first one or two didn't turn out too well in shape as I hadn't got the technique right for flipping the thin crepe, but they still tasted great.

But I soon got the hang of it and was making great crepes.

French Crepes

Makes 8-10 crepes


1 cup plain flour
1 tsp white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs
2 cups milk
2 tbsp butter, melted

1. Sift together the flour, sugar and salt, mix and set to the side.
2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and milk together with an electric mixer.
3. Beat in the flour mixture until smooth.
4. Stir in the melted butter.
5. Heat a frying pan over medium high heat and spray on a little cooking spray.
6. Pour a ladle of the batter into the pan, tip and rotate the pan to spread the batter as thinly as possible.
7. Cook for 1 minute and flip. Cook for one minute then remove from the pan. Keep it warm until you have cooked all your crepes (remember to add a little cooking spray for each crepe).

It should take about 15-20 minutes to prepare and cook your whole batch.


  1. Delicious, lol what time should I arrive for the savoury ones ;)

  2. Looks great Ruth. I love crepes! My favourite were in Belgium at the Christmas markets. They would put a very thin line of this golden sugar syrup (stroop) down the middle and roll it up. Heavenly! ;-) I suppose I'll be following suit on Tuesday!

  3. Any time you like cooking! Gives me an excuse to make more haha!

    Hey Deborah, there used to be a fantastic creperie in Belfast that made the most amazing crepes, gorgeous sweet ones and amazingly tasty savoury ones. My favourite was thai chicken with grilled peppers and lettuce.... I'm drooling thinking about that now! And don't worry I'll be making more on Tuesday too! :o)

  4. OO i miss Flour! Why did they take that place away it was soo wonderful. I loved that thai chicken one as well as the nutella with bananas and walnuts. Gosh I'm going to have to make some of these now!

  5. Ahh you have really brought back nostalgic memories for me with your crepes. In my youth I visited Brittany where I watched little ladies dressed in lace shawls making crepes and I have to say yours look just like the real deal and delicate like lace!

    Wonderful post and thank you for sharing, I have really enjoyed reading :)

    Rosie x

  6. Mel, they have a stall in St George's Market now, not as much variety in the fillings but still a ha mayzin!

    I'm glad to hear that rosie! How cool that must have been. I dream of having real French crepes made in France someday!

  7. I love pancakes I could just take one out of this picture and eat it with some nutella too. :-)

  8. Thanks Jeena, each time I look at that picture I'm drooling at the thought of having more!


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