Basic French Crepe
A Crepe is a popular French pancake, which is thin and made out of flour, eggs and milk. It is served with a variety of fillings that are suggested below in the recipe. Here is the recipe of a basic crepe.
100 gms all purpose flour,
200 gms milk,
A pinch of salt,
1/2 tsp baking powder,
1 tbsp white sugar,
1/2 tsp vanilla extract/essence,
2 eggs; beaten,
2 tbsp melted butter.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the eggs, milk and sagar and whisk well.
Heat a pan, grese it will butter/oil. Pour a medium spoonful of above batter into the pan, tilt the pan holding the handle in circular motion to spread the batter to coat the bottom of the pan evenly. The crepe should be thin. Cook for around 2 minutes. Pour little butter from the sides of the pan and then flip over. Cook for 2 more minutes and then transfer it to the serving dish.
Crepes are served with:
1. As a breakfast-
Cheese, Ham, Spinach, Eggs, Ratatouille, Mushrooms, Artichoke, etc.
2. As a dessert-
Jam, Ice cream, Chocolate filling, orange sauce, bananas, berries, maple syrup, whipped cream, fruit spreads, etc.