How To Make A Basic Crepe
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If you have a crepe maker, you probably know what to do next. If you're not so lucky...
Heat a griddle or frying pan to medium. Give it a very light spray of cooking oil. Drop the crepe mixture onto the heated surface. Using about a 1/4 cup of batter for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly. "Thin is in" when it comes to the layer of batter.
Cook each side until the golden brown brown (about 2 minutes for side one -- batter will bubble; and 1 minute for side 2). Gently remove and place on a plate. Place waxed paper between cooked crepes to prevent sticking.
This will make 8 crepes. 2 crepes make a serving.
One recipe and you can make a thousand different kinds of crepes. Use any filling or topping you can imagine. This is just a good basic, go-to crepe recipe.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.
Recipe number 259. Submitted 5/7/2002.
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I've made this three times now! I'm finally getting perfect crepes each time. The trick is to tilt and turn the pan as you add the batter. I start with a 1/4 cup measuring cup, but usually only use about 3/4 of that. Stop adding batter when the bottom is coated and the crepes turn out each time. The amount of batter really depends on the size of your pan.
Comment submitted: 5/10/2013 (#15851)
Add 2 teaspoons sugar and 2 drops vanilla to the batter. Served with sliced strawberries and Nutella. Absolutely amazing! Thanks!
Comment submitted: 4/12/2013 (#15628)
They were delicious. I like them so much that I'm thinking of having them at my wedding!
Comment submitted: 3/14/2013 (#15385)
Yum! Delicious with Nutella!
Comment submitted: 1/12/2013 (#15073)
Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for. They came out great.
Comment submitted: 12/20/2012 (#14974)
From G. Selle
I add two teaspoon of sugar and 2 drops of vanilla to the batter if I'm making sweet crepes. I mix jam and cream cheese together for a quick filling.
Comment submitted: 12/2/2012 (#14926)
Great! So delicious! Try it if you haven't yet. They are awesome.
Comment submitted: 9/6/2012 (#14388)
I haven't tried this recipe yet but I'm planning to for dessert. I like how this recipe specifically tells everything you need to do, instead of "Put on stove and cook." This recipe is much more specific. I'm going to try topping the crepe with chocolate ice cream. Maybe some pieces of fruit inside...
Comment submitted: 9/3/2012 (#14382)
Thank you so much! On holiday in France and it would have been a shame not to try cooking these - I LOVE the recipe. Thanks for sharing it! :)
Comment submitted: 8/21/2012 (#14312)
Comment submitted: 8/20/2012 (#14310)
Great recipe but I think this should call for 1/6 or a pinch of salt. 1/4 teaspoon just made the crepe a tiny bit salty.
Comment submitted: 8/8/2012 (#14281)
Great recipe! I filled them with scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon. Plus we have some leftover crepes for dessert tonight.
Comment submitted: 8/4/2012 (#14216)
From Dino 70
I added 2 tablespoon of sugar because I found it too salty, but it was great after that. Marvelous taste and look.
Comment submitted: 8/3/2012 (#14210)
From Levi H.
Great method, love it, will try it for breakfast for my family. Thanks so much for sharing.
Comment submitted: 7/24/2012 (#14183)
From Tammy Y.
I topped them off with chocolate. They came out delicious. Thank you!
Comment submitted: 7/22/2012 (#14174)
From Be Sharp
This is my first time making GOOD crepes. Recipes I got from other website came out too big because they didn't tell me how much batter to put in so I put the whole thing in! LOL.
Comment submitted: 7/18/2012 (#14165)
I liked it a lot but use a medium-small pan. Really recommend it!
Comment submitted: 7/1/2012 (#14094)
This recipe was great. I'm going to use this often.
Comment submitted: 6/22/2012 (#14074)
From B-fast Freak
I'm gonna try this for breakfast tomorrow. I hope it comes out good... I don't have syrup, jelly or anything. What else can I put on top?
Comment submitted: 5/31/2012 (#13994)
From Cameron W.
They are so great. The first few were not that good but after time, I got better at the technique and they looked and tasted awesome!
Comment submitted: 5/13/2012 (#13903)
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