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Simple Crepes

Recipe photo courtesy of Lennart Weibull

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.

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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  • MS11241189
    26 MAR, 2019
    So easy and they turned out perfectly.
  • home1027631
    4 DEC, 2018
    This isn't pronounced "crape" it's pronounced "crap".
    • angelicanhamilt
      24 FEB, 2019
      No, not really. In US English, it is definitely pronounced "crape," but in French it's pronounced "crêpe" with the shadow of "uh" on the end. I sure haven't heard anyone pronounce crepe as a curse word! :)
    • jomishu
      24 JAN, 2019
      Is the batter the same when you make manicotti?
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    7 FEB, 2019
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  • andr_brow
    23 DEC, 2018
    Actually she is saying Crepes correctly. What you are hearing is her accent. I give you the following evidence Now we got that straight you can also called them blintzes, but that has nothing to do with the recipe. The recipe is easy as a basis batter not to sweet so one can use savory fillings or add little more sugar if you want a sweeter base but be careful as sweet fillings and toppings could make the crepes/blintzes to sweet.
    • robynsutherlan
      26 JAN, 2019
      Are any of the people commenting on the pronunciation of the word "crepe" a linguist? I would really like to know how certainly you know how certain words are to be pronounced. Or how anyone is seemingly purposefully ignorant of the fact that words can be pronounced differently across cultures. Not to mention that criticizing the pronunciation of a word in a cooking video provides absolutely nothing useful to anyone.
  • raycatcher48
    25 AUG, 2018
    This is the first ever attempt at crepes!! The recipe was very simple and came out great. The only thing I would do different is add a little more sugar. Thanx for a great and easy recipe !!!!
    • home1027631
      4 DEC, 2018
      This isn't pronounced "crape" it's pronounced "crap".
  • xavierczerewko
    21 NOV, 2018
    My vultures loved it, and I did as well, so much that I even created an account to leave a review! Definitely will use this recipe. 10/10 would feed my vultures. Cheers! -Egg
  • ajaj1591827
    6 AUG, 2018
    These crepes are awful i [filtered] hate them martha you don't know how to make a crepe. and lady that was telling us how to make it pronounced it wrong. oddest use this recipe
    • negrasanchezbs
      17 OCT, 2018
      Totally agree with you my first time doing crepes and they came out great! Thanks Martha
    • bcturellicloud
      4 SEP, 2018
      What are you talking about? The lady making the crepes was pronouncing it correctly. Crepes are French and that is the French pronunciation. Perhaps you didn't follow the recipe properly? These came out beautifully for me.
  • MS10319280
    5 AUG, 2018
    I loved these crepes! I have been looking for an easy, delicious crepe recipe and THIS IS IT! These came out perfectly. I made a simple apple caramel filling, and must say I would strongly recommend trying them. They were easy and everything was exactly as Martha says, including the foam that formed at the top of the batter. I will never go out to a restaurant for crepes again! This recipe has it all. Thank you, Martha!!
  • finnstachurski
    5 JUN, 2018
    it's light fluffy and good with sugar
  • 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...
    • tracysugar777
      2 JUN, 2018
      The term crepe is pronounced "crep", although it's fine to pronounce it as "krape", as well, in the U.S.
    • maryamb8650794
      20 MAY, 2018
      amen to the word crepe being used too much

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