Simple Crepes

Our crepe recipe is easier to make than you think! Crepes, considered French-style pancakes, can be dressed up with sweet or savory toppings and flavorful fillings. In France, crepes are enthusiastically received any time day, at breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea, or dinner. So, bon appetit!

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  • Yield: Makes 9
Simple Crepes

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2011


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. In a blender, combine flour, sugar, salt, milk, eggs, and butter.

  2. 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).

  3. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium. Lightly coat with butter. Add 1/3 cup batter and swirl to completely cover bottom of skillet. Cook until underside of crepe is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. 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.)

Cook's Notes

Using a blender ensures a smooth crepe batter that has the consistency of heavy cream.


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