Homemade Sweet Crepes
You probably have already seen or had crepes before in some restaurants or cafes. They are good, right? At first sight, they may seem complicated to make. But the truth is, making restaurant-quality crepes is not really that difficult. In fact, you can make them by just using a blender and a regular skillet.
But first, what are crepes? They are very thin, pancake-like pastries that are usually served for breakfast or dessert. Yes, they are French-style pancakes made without any leavener. As long as you follow the right steps in making them, you should have crepes as thin as lace with their delightful crispy edges.
Crepes are a popular option for breakfast or brunch, but you can actually serve them at any time of the day, even dessert. You simply have to fill them with whipped cream, chocolate, berries, or any sweet sauce. That’s how versatile they are, and exactly the reason why they are so fun to eat.
Crepes are super versatile. You are free to serve them for breakfast, brunch, snack, dessert, or any time of the day. If you want them for dessert, simply load them with sweet filling or sauce. Fresh fruits would be nice too.
3 tbsp. unsalted butter (add 3 to 4 more for the pan)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 c. whole milk (at room temperature)
1/2 c. water (at room temperature)
2 large eggs (at room temperature)
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Melt 3 tbsp. of butter on the stove or in the microwave. Cool for about 5 minutes.
- In a large blender or food processor, combine the cooled melted butter, flour, sugar, salt, milk, water, eggs, and vanilla. Blend on medium-high speed for about 20 to 30 seconds until all the ingredients are well-combined.
- Once the mixture is silky smooth and has the consistency of cream, transfer to a medium bowl, cover tightly, and refrigerate for about an hour or even up to a day.
- Heat the remaining butter on a skillet. Pour about 3 tablespoons of the batter into the center of the pan. Twirl the pan to spread the batter as far as it will go.
- Cook for about 2 minutes or until the bottom is set. Cook the other side for about 30 seconds.
- Transfer the cooked crepe to a large plate and repeat with the remaining batter.
- Fill the crepes with your choice of filling or topping.
- If you don’t have a blender or food processor to combine the ingredients, you can simply whisk them using a large mixing bowl by hand.
- The thinner the crepes, the better the texture.
- To prevent the crepes from tasting rubbery, don’t wait too long to flip them.
Filling and Topping Suggestions:
A crepe is basically a blank canvas for any fillings and toppings that your heart desires. You can make use of strawberry sauce, lemon curd and fresh berries, whipped cream, peanut butter (or Nutella) and sliced banana, chocolate ganache, salted caramel, and many more. The list can go on and on.