Crepe Recipe

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These simple pancakes are sometimes called ‘crepes’. The first one you make may be a bit messy as the pan’s still warming up – think of it as a cook’s treat. This crepe recipe can be made in advance, refrigerated and then re-heated just before serving. Pancakes also freeze very well. Interleave with non stick baking paper or greaseproof paper, then wrap in foil and freeze for up to a month. Thaw at room temperature for several hours.

Crepe Recipe
Prep
10 minutes
Cook
20 minutes
Best for
Serves
10
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • 110g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 300 ml milk
  • 15g melted butter
  • Sunflower or canola oil for frying

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Method

  1. Stir the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, then add the eggs plus half of the milk.
  2. Stir to make a very thick, lump free batter using a wooden spoon, then beat in the remaining milk followed by the melted butter or just whiz all the ingredients in a blender
  3. Heat a non stick frying pan (approx 20cm/8 inch) on medium heat and grease lightly with oil.
  4. Pour approximately 3 tbsp of batter into the pan, tilting so that there is a thin coating on the base of the pan.
  5. Cook for 1 to 1 ½ minutes until golden brown, then flip with a spatula (or toss if you dare !) and cook a further minute.
  6. Serve with sugar and lemon or maple syrup or one of the fillings featured in this book.
  7. Transfer to a plate. The crepes can be stacked with squares of greaseproof paper or baking parchment in between.

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