Happy Crêpe Day! Crêpes are a type of very thin pancake, usually made from wheat or buckwheat flour. The word is French in origin and derived from the Latin word “crispa,” meaning "curled". Crêpes are often associated with Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, but their consumption is widespread in France, Belgium, Quebec and many parts of Europe, North Africa and the Southern Cone of South America. Served with a variety of fillings, crêpes are a delicious treat for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This basic crêpe recipe can be made in minutes.
· 1 cup all-purpose flour
· 2 eggs
· 1/2 cup milk
· 1/2 cup water
· 1/4 tsp salt
· 2 TBSP butter, melted
1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually stir in milk and water. Add salt and butter and beat until smooth.
2. Lightly oil griddle or frying pan and place over medium high heat. Pour or scoop ¼ cup batter onto pan and tilt pan with circular motion so the batter coats the pan’s surface evenly.
3. Cook crêpe for about 2 minutes or until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.