Recipe by Rachel Pardoe
I have been making this recipe for years and never actually wrote it down. It was always in my head and the batter was almost entirely based on texture and appearance. Well, here we are, finally, my masterpiece! If you would like to try a savory version of this recipe, simply remove the sugar. When crepe is on stove, add strong cheese on top to melt, and diced ham. This recipe serves 2-3 people (2 if you're really hungry!).
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 1⁄2 cups 2% low-fat milk
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 10 teaspoons unsalted butter or 10 teaspoons canola oil
Directions See How It's Made
- Sift dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) together in a mixing bowl.
- Add 2 cups milk and stir until blended.
- Add the final 2 1/2 cups of milk and stir until blended. It is okay if there are a few lumps. Add beaten eggs and stir until blended. The batter should be slightly thicker than unwhipped whipping cream. If it is not, then add more flour or milk until it has reached this point.
- Turn stove on to medium-high and warm a large non-stick pan.
- Melt 1/2 tsp butter (or oil) on pan. To test if pan is hot enough to begin making crepes, place a drop of batter on the pan. Batter should start bubbling immediately.
- Use a ladle to pour batter into pan. Tilt the pan to spread the batter evenly across entire pan.
- Check bottom of crepe to see if it has browned at all. If so, flip crepe. Wait another 30-45 seconds and then remove from pan.
- I usually put the crepes in a covered tray in the oven on 200degrees Celsius to keep them warm.
- To eat, I recommend sprinkling a tablespoon of sugar evenly on the crepe and adding about 5-10 drops of lemon or lime juice. It may not sound very appealing, you'll have to take my word for it, it's delicious! Roll up the crepe and enjoy!