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This recipe can be used as the basis for any crepe creation. The buckwheat variation has a slightly heartier texture and a more robust flavor. It's best paired with savory fillings. See our Basic Crepe How-To for more photos.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2009




Basic buckwheat variation: Substitute 3/4 cup buckwheat flour for 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, and add an additional 3/4 cup whole milk. (Makes 40 six-inch or 15 ten-inch crepes. )

Cook's Notes

For Kitchen Conundrums, Thomas Joseph used a blender to combine the crepe batter.

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  • aacccaa
    24 JAN, 2019
    Perfect traditional crepe recipe. This batter makes a crepe that is easy to flip in the pan, with a little practice and a few crepes on the floor anyone can do it :)
  • hoeycaitlingm
    10 JUL, 2016
    All of your recipes and videos are clear, easy to understand, and the results are consistently good. I never realized before now that crepes can be a sugar-free batter. Thanks!
  • MS10789801
    21 DEC, 2014
    Fantabulous recipe. My kids love it at breakfast with Nutella , berries, maple syrup n ice cream. Impressive breakfast or dessert for guests.
  • Clubcyrus
    30 DEC, 2012
    I tried this recipe and like all else I've tried from this website; It's fail-proof!
  • saltyandsweet
    29 JAN, 2011
    Great recipe! I've been making this recipe for years now and it's simple and easy. Definitely a family favorite. Merci Martha!
  • CarrieHerbs
    20 DEC, 2010
    These were outstanding! I was always scared to make crepes. I had no idea how fast and easy they were. We didn't chill the batter for 2 hours, and we used egg whites instead of whole eggs but they came out perfect anyway. I'll be good next time and plan ahead to see if they taste different when I do them right.
  • Shel4dogs
    22 APR, 2010
    I've made crab crepes with a light creamy cheese sauce for brunches. They are quite tasty!
  • marv66
    4 AUG, 2009
    My kids love these wrapped around a link sausage and dipped in syrup or fruit spread!
  • Jnetti
    14 FEB, 2009
    This is such a great recipe, i would like to be able to print out the Bananas Foster Creps recipe. The crepes batter fits perfectly in a 4 cup measuring cup for easy pouring into the pan. The crepes were wonderful. Thanks again Martha. Jnetti
  • MelissaRae
    9 FEB, 2009
    My husband and I enjoyed experiementing with these crepes for Sunday brunch. Our favorite fillings were fontina cheese and smoked ham with cracked pepper and bananas sauteed with brown sugar and cinnamon topped with Nutella. Men take note, these would make an impressive breakfast in bed for Valentine's, Mother's Day, or any other special occasion!

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