Many people think that crepes are just for breakfast, but this isn’t true. Although, they do make a great breakfast seem complete the truth is a crepe can be served up anytime of the day or night. Crepes are so tasty that they can even be used as an addition to any type of catering event including wedding receptions, anniversary parties or bridal showers. Try out this easy basic crepe recipe and reap the rewards that come with it. Of course, you will have to find another recipe for filling or use your imagination to create a fantastic filling from scratch.
Basic Crepe Recipe
- 2 cups of flour
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups of milk
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 teaspoons of table salt
- 4 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
- Vegetable oil spray, vegetable oil or a form butter used for cooking
Start by blending together flour, eggs, milk, water, salt and melted butter together with an electric mixer in a large bowl. You can also blend these ingredients with a hand mixer, food processor or by hand just remember you need to take great care and get all the lumps out of the mixture.
Now, heat a lightly oiled or sprayed 9-10 inch pan over medium heat, if you are using a non-skillet you can skip the step of putting oil in the pan. Using a ¼ cup scoop put batter into the center of the pan while simultaneously tilting the pan in all directions, in a circular motion. This is so the batter spreads out evenly over the bottom of the skillet. Cook the batter until the top of crepe loses its shine and the bottom is dry, lightly browned, then turn with a spatula and cook the other side in the same manner as the first, however, for a shorter period of time. Continue cooking your crepes in this fashion until all the batter is gone. You can place each crepe in a pile on a tray or plate until you’re ready to fill them with a tasty filling.
Here are two hints that might help you out in your crepe making endeavor:
- While you are cooking remember to stir the batter up occasionally to keep it from settling unevenly.
- Make the batter a day in advance, covered and in the refrigerator. Just remember to keep them in an airtight container if you put them in your fridge. If you want to warm them up on the day that you’re using them wrap them in aluminum foil and heat in a 350 degree oven until they’re warmed through.
No matter, if you’re eating crepes for breakfast, lunch or dinner the greatest way to serve them up is by using stylish dynamite catering tableware products. Here are three great plates that would clearly enhance any kind of crepe recipe.
- A Classy Bamboo Leaf Rectangle Plate
- A Beautiful Silver Rimmed Plate
- A Chic Medium White Modern Plate
We use this basic crepe recipe filled with our sweet and savory mixtures all the time. Our clients love our crepes and are always requesting that we serve them. Hope you enjoy them, also.