How to make crepes – easy crepe recipe Hello and welcome back to our kitchen. Today I am going to show you how to make crepes, or the French pronunciation I believe is crepe. I had a request to make a video on crepes, so here we go. Crepes are really easy to do, if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started. First some people like to do this in a blender, so I have a blender here, but I am going to do this with a hand mixer, you can use a stand mixer if you want, or you can use a whisk.
But uh, let’s first start off with 2 eggs, 1 and 1 half cups of milk, this is 2 percent milk, but you can use 1 percent, or whole milk, if you like, 1 tsp. of oil this is canola oil, or you can use vegetable oil. Also some people like to substitute the oil with butter, take like a tablespoon of butter and melt it, and put it in there. All right I am going to blend this together well. And now I am going to add 1 cup of all-purpose flour, and 1 fourth tsp. of salt. And that is the base batter for crepes.
If you are going to make a sweet crepe what I like to do, is I like to add 1 tsp. of vanilla extract, and one tablespoon of granulated sugar. If you are making a savory crepe, leave out the vanilla extract, leave out the sugar, and add an extra half tsp. of salt. Mix this together. There we go. Now if for some reason it is pretty lumpy and you can’t get the lumps out, you can throw this through a strainer. Now some people will chill this for about an hour in the refrigerator, I don’t do that, I don’t find it necessary, but you certainly can if you are having trouble with your batter. And now this batter is ready to go. All right I am going to turn the heat on the stove between medium and medium high. Now I just have an 8 inch non-stick skillet here, they do have a crepe skillet that you can buy, I will put a link down below if you want to get one of those, or they also have these little crepe making kits that you can get that are pretty cool, I will put a link down below in the description for those as well.
Now once our pan is getting heated up, I am also going to take a little bit of butter, not a whole lot, and we will put it in the pan. I have ladle here and it holds about a quarter cup of batter, if you don’t have a ladle like this you can just use a quarter cup if you want, but this works really nicely. And then what I do is I am going to come in here and grab some batter, and I am going to pour the pan, or tilt the pan, lift it off the heat, tilt it up, and just go in here and pour this in here, and then tilt the pan, like that. Put it back on the heat, and then this is going to take oh about a minute, minute and a half, on this side. What we want it to do is we want it to get nice and dry on the top. And then we are going to take a spatula, and just come underneath here, whoops, and flip it over, like that, that wasn’t the best flip.
And just like pancakes the first one, doesn’t usually turn out the best, but that’s okay, you can still eat it. Now when you flip it over on this side it is just going to be there, for 10, 20 seconds. Okay, and if you look at this side that is ideally what you like to see, these little blotches on there, that looks great, I am going to put it over here. Tilt it up, get some batter, turn it over, and you can just go ahead and stack them up on each other, they won’t stick. All right now that our crepes are done, it is time to prepare them. There are some many ways that you can make a crepe, you can do a sweet crepe, which is what I am doing, and you can do a savor, totally up to you.
Some of my favorite toppings are strawberries, Nutella, bananas; whip cream, cool whip, honey, powdered sugar, so many different varieties. Drop a comment down below and let me know what your favorite kind of crepe is. Right now I am going to show you a couple of my favorites. And for this one I am just going to do a classic nutella one. And so you just grab some nutella, however much that you want, I am not going to put a ton on there, for the really big crepes that you get like at the crepe shop, usually what I have seen is they will take it and they will fold it over like that, and then they will fold it over one more time like that. So that is a cool way to do one, one of my favorite ways, and then you can top it off with powdered sugar.
Another favorite way of mine is we will grab some of this cool whip and then we will line it with strawberries. Ooh strawberries, love strawberries, almost as bacon. All right, and then on this one, I am just going to fold that over and then roll it up. And then you can top it off however you like. So there are a couple of my favorite ways to eat a crepe. Again, let me know what your favorite way is. All right our crepes are done, yummy, really easy to do, if I can do it you can do it.