Crepes

By Erika on May 7th, 2012 / / No Comments

My mother used to wakes us up on weekends with delicious bubbling crepes. She served these with butter and apple sauce inside, or butter and jam, always sprinkled with powdered sugar and syrup on the side.

Yield: Makes sixteen to eighteen 6- or 7-inch crêpes, or ten to twelve 9- or 10-inch crêpes

Crepes

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus 2 or 3 teaspoons butter for coating the pan
  • canola oil

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the eggs, milk, water, flour, sugar salt, and the 2 tablespoons melted butter for 5 seconds, or until smooth. Stir down and repeat if necessary. Or, to mix by hand, sift the flour into a medium bowl and add the salt. Whisk the eggs until blended, mix in the milk and water, and whisk this mixture into the flour and salt; stir in the 2 tablespoons melted butter. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (though 2 hours is preferable) or up to 24 hours.
  2. Gently stir the batter if it has separated. Heat a seasoned 6- or 7-inch nonstick crêpe pan over medium-high heat until hot. (Use a 9- or 10-inch pan for larger crêpes.) Coat the pan lightly with butter and a little canola oil, lift the pan from the heat, and pour in 2 or 3 tablespoons of batter for a 6- or 7-inch pan, or about 1/4 cup for a 9- or 10-inch pan, tilting and rotating the pan to coat the surface. Cook until almost dry on top and lightly browned on the edges, about 1 minute. Loosen the edges with a spatula and flip the crêpe over using your fingers or the spatula, then cook the other side for about 15 seconds, or until lightly browned. Turn the crêpe out onto a clean tea towel or plate Repeat with the remaining batter, wiping the pan with butter as needed and stacking the crêpes as they are cooked.
  3. For serving immediately, cover the crêpes with aluminum foil and keep them warm in a preheated 200-degree F oven. For serving later, wrap them in plastic wrap in quantities intended for each use and slip them in a self-sealing plastic bag. Refrigerate crêpes for up to 3 days, or freeze them for up to 2 months.

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