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A plate of crepes on a stone surface topped with sliced fruit and a dusting of icing sugar

Classic crêpes

Published: December 14, 2021 at 4:47 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 12

Using just five ingredients and 30 minutes of your time, these crêpes can be served sweet or savoury – we love them topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal66
fat2.7g
saturates1.4g
carbs7.5g
sugars1.2g
fibre0.3g
protein2.8g
salt0.09g
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Make these classic crêpes, then check out our American pancakes, crêpes suzette, vegan crêpes and more pancake recipes.

Ingredients

  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp (optional) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp melted 
butter, plus more for frying
  • fresh fruit, hot chocolate sauce and whipped cream, to serve (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the milk, flour, sugar, eggs, melted butter and a pinch of salt in a blender and whizz until smooth, and the consistency of single cream. Rest for 10-15 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a small teaspoon of butter in a non-stick crêpe pan, or a 15cm frying pan, and brush around the base of the pan with a silicone spatula or piece of kitchen paper. Add a small ladle of the mixture to the pan, and tilt the pan to thinly coat the base. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the edges release from the side of the pan, then flip and cook for a further 1 minute until lightly brown. Repeat until you use all the batter, you should have about 12 crepes. Keep warm in a low oven while you cook the rest.

  • STEP 3

    To serve, add the fruit, chocolate sauce and whipped cream, or serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkling of sugar.

Take a look at more easy pancake recipes

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