Crepes were a stranger to me, until I met my husband. He talked a lot about the crepes his grandmother used to make for him. So after many years of marriage and the discovery of the internet and food network I also discovered crepes. However, I was afraid of them. Yes that’s right I was afraid of making this super thin pancake or perhaps I was afraid they wouldn’t compare to the ones he grew up loving. I took the challenge.
This fine pastry can be a quick appetizer or an #easymeal, you can impress your friends and family by having a crepe bar at your next party. They only take minutes to create and the filling can be sweet or savory.
Really, this is all you need!
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cups milk
3 Tablespoons of melted butter
Combine everything except the melted butter, then as your mixing add your cooled melted butter. ( I know simple right) This recipe and many variations can be found all over the internet. I can’t remember where this one came from, but its the one I’ve been using for years now.
Now you can buy some fancy pan to make your crepes in, but any flat pan will do. I use my cast iron griddle pan. #lovecastiron
See just simple everyday utensils. Sometimes I will use butter on my pan other times I use the spray oils. Depends on what I got on hand.
I heat up my pan before adding the oil, (please remove the can of spray oil from the stove top before turning it on). Notice the squash that came from my garden, the eggs come from our chickens too.
Once pan is heated, ladle on some batter, lift your pan (caution, it may be HOT), swirl and replace pan on burner. This only takes minutes like 2-3, flip and cook the other side another 2-3 minutes. You have just made your first crepe. Swirl some more batter and keep going till its gone. Now grab some jam ( this is our home canned jam, that recipe will come at a later date).