This basic crêpe recipe can be used for both sweet and savory fillings.
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar (omit if using a savory filling)
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup melted butter
- Beat eggs and salt. Combine flour and 2 tablespoons sugar; combine vanilla and milk. Add the flour and milk alternately to the egg mixture, beating with electric mixer or whisk until smooth. Stir in melted butter.
- Allow crêpe batter to stand for an hour or more in the refrigerator before cooking. The flour may expand and some of the bubbles will collapse. The batter should be the same thickness as heavy cream. If the batter is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk and stir well.
- To cook crêpes, use a non-stick coated pan. Heat pan to medium-high heat. With one hand, pour in 3 tablespoons batter and lift the pan above the heating unit. Quickly rotate pan until batter covers bottom and return it to heating unit. Cook until light brown. Turn and brown other side for a few seconds.
Makes about 16 crêpes.
*Tip: Crêpes can be frozen for use another time by separating with pieces of waxed paper and wrapping air-tight. May be stored for 3 months in freezer.
Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.