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Basic Sweet Vanilla Crêpes {Recipe}

Author Renée B. ♥ The Good Hearted Woman

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk* see note
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour sifted
  • 3 Tbs. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Simple fillings or toppings for sweet crêpes include:

  • A dusting of powdered sugar and a sprinkling of fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh fruit
  • Whipped cream
  • Jam or jelly

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients - the milk, eggs, vanilla, flour, sugar, salt and melted butter - in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Allow crepe mixture to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before using.

To Prepare Crêpes:

  1. Heat a crêpe pan (or an 8- or 9-inch non-stick sauté pan) over medium-low heat. It is important to find the right temperature for crêpes. They are not supposed to be all brown and crispy. Start your pan on medium low and work from there.
  2. If you are worried about your crêpes sticking, rub a little coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil over the surface with a paper towel. Remove any visible oil before proceeding.
  3. Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup crêpe batter into the middle of the heated pan. Immediately swirl it around to create a thin flat crepe that reaches just slightly up the sides of the pan. I usually lift it off the burner for this step: it makes it much easier to manipulate the pan.
  4. The crêpe is ready to flip when the edges are just beginning to turn brown and the batter in the middle is no longer glossy or wet looking.
  5. Using a large, thin spatula, flip the crepe and cook another 15-20 seconds.
  6. If you are making another crêpe, don’t let the pan set empty on the burner for more than a few seconds or it will get too hot.