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Simple Crepes

Recipe photo courtesy of Con Poulos

Crepes are easier to make than you think. These French street-food staples can be dressed up with sweet or savory toppings and any number of flavorful fillings.Need recipe inspiration? Sign up for our Everyday Food Newsletter and get our most delicious recipes delivered to your inbox.

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2011
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Cook's Notes

Using a blender ensures a smooth crepe batter that has the consistency of heavy cream. If not using immediately, stack cooked, cooled crepes with wax paper and refrigerate, up to 3 days.

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  • ireneconroy
    13 FEB, 2018
    These are delicious! They are my go to recipe for crepes & I make a lot of them because its one of the three foods my son will actually eat. They come out perfect every time. It really does make a difference if you let them chill in the fridge for a half hour to an hour. I keep the rest of the batter for the following day & they taste even better!
  • vpd012001
    25 JAN, 2018
    As some other people have noted this recipe is heavy on the egg but I liked that. If that doesn't appeal to you I think a lot call for only two or three eggs per cup of flour. I was skeptical because although I know it's supposed to be thin it was super liquidy and a lot higher wet vs. dry ingredients than I was expecting. The blending and letting it rest must have done the trick because they turned out great. The first one was for practice and after that it was a breeze. I'm definitely making this again but if I were trying to make something a little less rich I might try a recipe with less egg.
  • leshayner
    15 NOV, 2017
    I've used better and worse recipes. I enjoyed the video-- very helpful. To the reviewer who commented that she felt grated by the constant mispronunciation of the word crêpe, you are incorrect. The word is pronounced in French like it rhymes with step, not "crape" like many English speakers say.
    • lukewesthoffis
      20 JAN, 2018
      You are correct that in French it is pronounced like "crep", but in English, the word for it is pronounced "crape"
  • gillanin7624092
    25 SEP, 2017
    Made these crepes for the first time this morning, followed the recipe and the results were perfect, so excited as I love crepes and have had them in many countries. Thank you.
  • kanetagouri
    24 SEP, 2017
    The constant mispronunciation of the word "crepe" is really grating in the video--also, WHY is she using metal tools in a nonstick pan? O, the luxury of pans that you don't have to pay for...
  • fregebre
    3 JUL, 2017
    This is the best crepe recipe. It has been a tradition every Saturday to make crepes for years now! Me and my kids enjoys makeing crepes and new foods now! Thanks for the very helpful recipe martha! - Fre
    • clownwhisper49376319746
      30 AUG, 2017
      Do yourself a favor and from Julia Child's book The Art of French cooking volume 1 and 2 get a real crepe recipe so you can distinguish what a crepe should taste like and how Lacy it should be this crap should be in a Happy Meal
  • clownwhisper49376319746
    30 AUG, 2017
    I am quite surprised that Julia Childs have has not yet risen from her grave to beat the living hell out of Martha Stewart for this recipe. It is not lazy that is not delicate it is not a crepe. This is something that belongs in a Happy Meal
  • monique3081
    19 JUL, 2017
    I love it when I can define a sinfully delicious recipe with just a few words. With very little time, I needed something very simple, easy and scrumptiousto make for our guest and the love of my life. We've been married for less than 2 years, and today was the first time we had guest over for early morning brunch. In addition to a simple veggie egg omelet and fresh fruit, I wanted to have something sweet, yet simple to make. I googled simple crepes, and that's how I came across Martha's perfect recipe. Having all the ingredients, it only took 5 minutes to measure and put into the blender. As I prepared the omlet, I let the batter set for 15 minutes which was perfect timing. Topped the crepes with fresh blueberries, fresh whipped cream, powdered sugar, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. The guys just LOVED IT! I've made crepes before but this was the first time using the blender, which provided an even smoother rich consistency, just like heavy cream as noted in the recipe. Total prep time was 20 minutes! Simple and sinfully delicious! Thank you!
  • sarahdd63
    21 FEB, 2015
    Crepe is not pronounced Crape, it is "EH" sound note the "ay" sound, La Crepe!!! I don't know where this started in America but it is time for the brilliant creation to be pronounced properly.
    • marcus112356
      3 JUL, 2017
      What about Quebec? Isn't there french there too? But it's true though, "Crêpe" is pronounced as CrEHpe. (Also "eh" is not pronounced as ay, idk why lots of americans think that)
    • ALR12127573DW
      16 MAY, 2016
      Who cares how the country formerly known as France pronounces it. The arabs have overrun it and there will soon be no more French language in the world. Goodbye France! Was nice knowing you! We saved you from the Germans but no one could save you from the migrant invasion that your leaders forced.
  • mikeslesingma
    5 SEP, 2015
    in what way is "refrigerate overnight" considered "basic"?
    • marfino1454810
      21 MAY, 2017
      I agree, mikeslesingma.. Obviously putting something in the fridge overnight is not difficult, but it puts the recipe in the category of "wait til tomorrow to finish!!" :)
    • jadeberry3gmai
      26 MAR, 2017
      Firstly putting something in the fridge is the other option, secondly, putting something in the fridge isn't difficult is it?
    • thesilverhawkin
      3 SEP, 2016
      I guess there always has to be a wiseguy... Great recipe... Thx, The crepes come out beautifully soft & delicious as is, even without topping... Thx Ms. Stewart...
    • ilikepizza189h
      5 DEC, 2015
      The recipe is more for people that know how to read. Like where it says "or refrigerate", indicating you can make it fresh or makeit the night before so it's ready for a quick breakfast.

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