Simple Crepe Recipe
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Simple Crepe Recipe

These simple crepes are a very useful recipe to have up your sleeve - they take minutes to make and you can fill them with anything you like!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British, French
Keyword Simple Crepe recipe
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 Large Crepes
Author Nickki Thompson

Ingredients

  • 250 g plain flour
  • A small pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 500 ml milk
  • About 25g butter for the pan

Instructions

  • To make by hand, place the flour and pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.
  • Add the beaten eggs and oil. Mix the ingredients with a whisk and start to gradually add the milk, whisking all the time until the mixture is smooth and lump free.
  • The batter should be the consistency of single cream.
  • Alternatively, blend all the ingredients in a blender, switching the power off the second the mixture is smooth.
  • Allow the batter to rest for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Place a large non stick frying pan over a medium heat.
  • Place a small knob of butter in the pan and wipe the excess off with a paper towel.
  • Using a ladle, pour some crepe batter and tilt the pan slightly to spread the batter all over the base of the pan.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the bottom of the crepe is golden brown, then toss or turn the crepe over with a spatula.
  • The first crepe is always the worst one - so don't think you are doing something wrong! The next will be better, I promise.
  • Repeat the process above until all of the batter is used up.
  • The crepes are best eaten the day you make them, but they can be re-heated the next day in a warm oven. You can also re-heat them in microwave, but they can end up a little rubbery so I do it in 10 second bursts.

Notes

The crepes are best eaten the day you make them, but they can be re-heated the next day in a warm oven. You can also re-heat them in microwave, but they can end up a little rubbery so I do it in 10 second bursts.