French Crêpes

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The word crêpe is French for pancake and is derived from the Latin crispus meaning “curled”. Crêpes originated in Brittany. Crêpes were originally called galettes, meaning flat cakes. Crêpes are traditionally served in England on Shrove Tuesday, more commonly known as Pancake Day.

French Crépes

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time2 minsTotal Time12 mins

 100 g Plain Flour
 10 fl oz Milk
 1 Egg
 25 g Caster Sugar
 Butter for Cooking

1

Add the Flour, Egg, Milk and Sugar to bowl and whisk vigourously. Transfer to a convenient pouring jug.

2

Crêpes are best made using an omelette pan. However you can use an alternative method, either in a small frying pan or directly onto a griddle. Apply heat and get your cooking surface moderately hot.

3

Add a knob of butter to the heated surface. If the butter sizzles, the surface is hot enough and ready to use.

4

Pour sufficient of the mixture to cover the area and size of your choice. If using an pan, swirl the mixture around to cover the base of the pan. if using a griddle, pour slowly in one spot until you reach the desired size.

5

After 1 minute, either flip or turn the crêpe using a palette knife to cook the other side. After a further minute, remove and transfer to a serving dish.

6

Serve with Lemon Juice and Sugar.

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Ingredients

 100 g Plain Flour
 10 fl oz Milk
 1 Egg
 25 g Caster Sugar
 Butter for Cooking

Directions

1

Add the Flour, Egg, Milk and Sugar to bowl and whisk vigourously. Transfer to a convenient pouring jug.

2

Crêpes are best made using an omelette pan. However you can use an alternative method, either in a small frying pan or directly onto a griddle. Apply heat and get your cooking surface moderately hot.

3

Add a knob of butter to the heated surface. If the butter sizzles, the surface is hot enough and ready to use.

4

Pour sufficient of the mixture to cover the area and size of your choice. If using an pan, swirl the mixture around to cover the base of the pan. if using a griddle, pour slowly in one spot until you reach the desired size.

5

After 1 minute, either flip or turn the crêpe using a palette knife to cook the other side. After a further minute, remove and transfer to a serving dish.

6

Serve with Lemon Juice and Sugar.

crepes

French Crêpes

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