How To Make A Basic Crepe

How To Make A Basic Crepe

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
Whisk the flour and the eggs together in a large mixing bowl. Slowly stir in the milk and the water. Add the salt and butter, and beat the mixture until smooth.

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.

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From chef yas
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My first time making crepes. It was awesome!

Comment submitted: 7/4/2020 (#20980)

From J. Panda
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Comment submitted: 8/21/2019 (#20831)

From J. Caine
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Good easy recipe. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 6/5/2019 (#20779)

From K. Creed
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Terrific. Tasty with raspberry jam.

Comment submitted: 6/2/2018 (#20578)

From Clay
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Terrific! Thanks.

Comment submitted: 5/14/2018 (#20565)

From Crepe Creator
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Mmmmm! Delicious!

Comment submitted: 2/6/2018 (#20520)

From Carter
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I made these for my dad and sister and they were very good.

Comment submitted: 12/31/2017 (#20480)

From Gayle
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Comment submitted: 5/11/2017 (#20287)

From Amber-4
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Was good! Added about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Served them with PB&J and Nutella with whipped cream on top. For dessert, not breakfast.

Comment submitted: 2/9/2017 (#20191)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Life232 (Team Breakfast Member)
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This is too basic. I suggest adding 2 pumps of vanilla.

Comment submitted: 1/4/2017 (#20163)

From Sweet123
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Good. Needs to be sweeter.

Comment submitted: 11/3/2016 (#20107)

From Scout
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Made this for a scout night. Perfect.

Comment submitted: 11/3/2016 (#20105)

From chipmunk
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Worked great for us. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 5/4/2016 (#19904)

From J. Glass
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Don't get the batter too thick. With hot pan, roll the pan so as to spread the batter. Serve with lemon juice and sugar, but not too much of either.

Comment submitted: 4/2/2016 (#19855)

From Kyle
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Very good on a Saturday morning.

Comment submitted: 5/29/2015 (#19434)

From Night Owl
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Brilliant. Also easier then I thought.

Comment submitted: 2/28/2015 (#19295)

From B.F.F.

Making them for my bff and myself tomorrow... fingers crossed they turn out right!

Comment submitted: 2/23/2015 (#19287)

From privie
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Just made them and stuffed them with lettuce, fried egg, raw tomatoes and onions. Everyone loved it.

Comment submitted: 2/10/2015 (#19257)

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Comment submitted: 1/31/2015 (#19238)

From Robin
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First time making crepes and these were awesome. Love how easy they are to make.

Comment submitted: 1/19/2015 (#19218)

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