Basic Crepe Batter

"This is a recipe from an old 1970's cookbook that myself and my oldest Son still cook from. They are really great and very easy. I included the one hour resting time in the preparation time. Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
12 crepes




  • Beat together the eggs and milk with a whisk or in an electric blender. (We always use the blender and it's easy to pour from).
  • Sift the flour with the salt and add to the egg and milk mixture.
  • Add the melted butter or vegetable oil and blend thoroughly.
  • If beating by hand, strain the mixture through a sieve to remove any lumps.
  • Allow mixture to stand for at least an hour before using (my kids can't do that!). If the batter is too thick, add a little milk and mix.
  • Pour one or two tablespoons of the batter in the centre of a hot, nonstick frying pan. Tilt to spread the batter to the edges of the pan. Cook until the top is dry. Turn over and cook the other side for about 15 seconds. Don't worry if the first couple aren't perfect - those are the trial ones for me!
  • You can roll these with fruit inside and top with whipped cream. My kids like using peanut butter and bananas and I like blueberries or spinach and mushrooms. Be adventuresome!

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  1. I use the pretty much the same proportions of all the ingredients, just mix it up occasionally, for vegan, use egg replacer , 2 tablespoons of canola, plain Cashew or Almond milk works well. I used 1/2 cup spelt flour and 1/2 cup organic all purpose flour.... and for improved flavor, try a teaspoon of vanilla extract, or a tablespoon of carnation malted milk powder.
  2. Couldn't be any easier. I used them in a savory application. :)
  3. Quick easy and delicious. It doesn't get any easier than this. I did use the blender, it works beautifully, thanks for the recommendation. The crepes were perfect, soft, tender and flavorful. I paired them with recipe #447850 for a lovely breakfast. Made for the Fearless Red Dragons- Family Picks - Zingo Round
  4. Quick, easy and delicious. What else is there to say. I didn't want to haul out my blender and simply used a whisk. I had no problems with lumps at all. I ended up having my crepes with apple sauce. Made for ZWT8 Family Picks.
  5. Very nice, easy recipe. I loved the blender idea - worked great! I definitely messed up the first crepe (my technique, not the recipe!) :) But after that I got into the groove and these came out very nicely. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8


I love great food and I particularly like trying cuisines new to me! Although I don't prepare as much food as I used to, creating in my kitchen is still one of my favourite things to do. Enjoy!
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