Simple Crepe Recipe
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Simple Crepe Recipe

Easy to make, enjoyed as a sweet or savoury food, convenient and versatile. That's why you need to have a basic crepe recipe.
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword simple crepe recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 145kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD

Ingredients

  • cups milk warm
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter unsalted, melted
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour all-purpose
  • melted butter for cooking

Instructions

  • Combine the warm milk and eggs in a blender.
  • On medium-high speed, mix until light and airy.
  • Reduce speed to low.
  • Remove feed top.
  • Through opening, add sugar and salt. Replace feed.
  • Turn the speed back to high and blend for about 1 minute.
  • Turn speed back to low.
  • Add butter, brandy, and vanilla. Alternate going from low to high speed after each addition.
  • Manually add the flour all at once and mix until combined
  • Strain the batter through a fine mesh.
  • Place the batter in the fridge for an overnight stay (Optional step.)

Let's make crepes:

  • Place crepe pan over medium-high heat.
  • Brush pan with melted butter with a pastry brush.
  • Pour 1/4 - 1/3 cup batter in smoking hot pan. Try to pour and tilt the pan in order to thinly spread out the batter.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes or until bubbles begin to form.
  • Crepes are done when slightly browned. You may have to play with the heat if they brown too quickly.
  • Turn the crepe over. (I find it easier to use my fingers, tongs also work.)
  • Once cooked, remove from pan.
  • Give the batter a quick whisk and repeat until all batter is finished.

Notes

Crêpes can be made in any pan, but a crêpe pan is preferable to obtain uniform shape.
1 serving = 1 crepe
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
*Based on recipe found at Epicurious
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.7mg