I woke up this morning with a craving for some crepes.
Growing up in a French home, crepes were a staple breakfast food for me and my family. We’d eat them hot with a big serving of Nutella layered in the middle! I also love sprinkling some white sugar in the middle and rolling it up, the sugar makes for a crunchy, sweet bite!
Crepes has to be one of the easiest things to whip up, here is my easy recipe:
1 cup of flour
1 cup of milk
1 cup of water
A drop of vanilla extract
Add all the ingredients to a big mixing bowl. Then start to whisk! Whisk it good. It needs to be free of those little “grumeaux,” French for lumps!
At this point your batter will look very watery, that’s okay. French crepes need to be really thin and airy. You can even add more water as you go along if you think your crepes aren’t coming out thin enough.
Now heat up a pan and add some butter. Use a napkin to wipe away all the extra butter in the pan.
I used a crepe pan because I had one on hand, but any medium size pan should do.
Start by pouring 1/4 cup of the crepe batter, holding the pan in your hand while you do so, make sure you turn the pan from side to side so that the batter spreads everywhere in the pan and remains a thin layer. Add more if needed.
Now let it cook! Flip it when you start to see those little bubbles appear.
Serve and enjoy!