Authentic French Crepes

Authentic French Crepes


A crepe is a type of very thin, cooked pancake usually made from wheat flour. The word, like the pancake itself, is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning "curled." While crepes originate from Brittany, a region in the northwest of France.

Authentic French Crepes ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 c of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • pn Salt
  • 1⁄3 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄4 c Milk

Cooking Authentic French Crepes

In a mixing bowl blend the eggs, flour, sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk.

Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a small saucepan and add to the batter, whisking briefly until thin and smooth batter. Let the batter rest for about 20 minutes before using.

Melt the remaining butter and use to brush the crepes pan as necessary. If a black steel crepe pan is well seasoned, it will need little or no butter before receiving the batter. if it is not well seasoned, brush it thoroughly with butter before its use. Note: Crepes can also be made in a non-stick pan if desired.

Using a ladle, pour 1 ounce of batter into a very hot crepe pan, rapidly dipping and moving the pan in a figure 8 motion so that the batter spreads thinly and evenly over the surface.

Browni the crepe on one side about 40 seconds, turn with a narrow spatula to brown the other side. repeat with the rest of the batter.


Crepes can be stacked and wrapped and refrigerated until needed. (no more than a few hours)
serve with a variety of fillings, from the most simple with only sugar to flambeed crêpes Suzette or elaborate savoury fillings.


A French friend was recently in town and her stepmother's recipe has beer in it! I'd never heard of that before but she is from Brittany, where crepes originated, so it must be pretty authentic! And it did taste fantastic :)

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