Crepes Just Like Grandma's

A crepe as delicate and feather-light and is a lot easier to make at home than you might think. The five-ingredient batter cooks for just a few seconds on each side, and each hot crepe can be stuffed with all kinds of fillings — sweet or savory — or simply topped with powdered sugar. My great-grandmother and great-aunt made these. 

2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons melted butter
Butter, for coating the pan

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and pulse for 10 seconds. Place the crepe batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This allows the bubbles to subside so the crepes will be less likely to tear during cooking. The batter will keep for up to 48 hours.

Heat a small non-stick pan. Add butter to coat. Pour 1 ounce of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly. Cook for 30 seconds and flip. Cook for another 10 seconds and remove to the cutting board. Lay them out flat so they can cool. Continue until all batter is gone. After they have cooled you can stack them and store in sealable plastic bags in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to two months. When using frozen crepes, thaw on a rack before gently peeling apart.

*Savory Variation Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs, spinach or sun-dried tomatoes to the egg mixture.

*Sweet Variation Add 21/2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of your favorite liqueur to the egg mixture.




Unknown said...

Crepes happen to be my families favorite Sunday morning breakfast. Even when we pack up all the kids and go to the mountains for a retreat; the kids will ask if we have stuff for crepes. I fill mine with a sweet cream cheese mixture, crushed pineapple and then I fold in a can of Mandarin oranges.