The French enjoy thin, pancake-like crepes with sweet or savory toppings and fillings at any type of day. These are sweetened slightly with sugar, perfect for a simple dessert. Serve rolled up or folded.


Credit: Mike Krautter

Recipe Summary

50 mins
2 hrs 50 mins
Makes about 20


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Puree milk, eggs, butter, flour, sugar and a pinch of salt in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into a bowl, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

  • Whisk batter until smooth. Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet or crepe pan over medium heat (pan should measure 8 inches across the bottom of the skillet) and brush with butter. Tilt skillet at a 45 degree angle, pour in a scant 1/4 cup batter, and swirl to evenly distribute in a thin film across the bottom. Cook until edges of crepe turn golden, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Flip and cook just until set, about 30 seconds more. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining batter, whisking between crepes, buttering pan every other crepe, and stacking finished crepes. Cool completely.

Cook's Notes

Store the crepes refrigerated, wrapped in plastic wrap, up to two days; or frozen, wrapped in paper towels (to absorb moisture when thawing), plastic wrap, and a freezer bag, up to one month. Thaw completely before filling.