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The Best Basic Crepe Recipe

Why not welcome spring with a batch of crepes. They are so easy to make and can be made ahead of time which make it the best dessert when you have company! Spread with your favourite preserves, sweetened cream (cream cheese, whipped cream, yogurt), chocolate spread or peanut butter. Topped with some cooked berries, preserves, or icing sugar, it makes a perfect springtime meal!!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour spooned and leveled
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
  • cups whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • Additions for serving cream cheese, whipped cream, sweetened yogurt, powdered sugar, ice cream, etc

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine flour, sugar, salt, milk, eggs, and butter.
  • Puree until mixture is smooth and bubbles form on top, about 30 seconds. Let batter sit at least 15 minutes at room temperature (or refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 1 day; whisk before using).
  • Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium. Lightly coat with butter. Add ⅓ cup batter and swirl to completely cover bottom of skillet. Cook until underside of crepe is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Loosen edge of crepe with a rubber spatula, then with your fingertips, quickly flip. Cook 1 minute more. Slide crepe out of skillet and repeat with remaining batter. (Coat pan with butter as needed.)
  • Crepes can be covered and kept in the refrigerator for a few days or can be separated by parchment paper and frozen to use later.
  • To serve, spread with your favourite preserves, sweetened cream (cream cheese, whipped cream, yogurt), chocolate spread or peanut butter. Topped with some cooked berries, preserves, or icing sugar, it makes a perfect springtime meal!!