You don’t have to be an expert in the kitchen to do incredible things. We teach you how to make a crepe at home in 3 easy steps. All you have to do is gather the ingredients and get yourself a nonstick skillet or crepe maker (for a small fee). We also suggest some sweet and savory crepe ideas to put your culinary skills to the test.
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How to make crepes at home in 3 easy steps
We detail, step by step, how to make a proper crepe that will leave your guests speechless.
This is all you need to make the base of the crepe or crepe, which will be used to add almost anything later. Luckily, these ingredients are very common in the kitchen and can be found anywhere.
- 2 eggs
- 150 grams of flour
- 250 ml of milk
- 1 spoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pinch of salt
- Extra virgin olive oil to grease the pan
- Optional: 1 tablespoon of brandy
3 steps to make crepes
Through these simple steps we will see that making crepes at home is within everyone’s reach and will take very little time.
1. Make the dough
First of all, we put all the ingredients in a container and beat them very well until there is a mixture without lumps, with a creamy texture . If it is too thick, we can add a splash of milk. Although we can already use the mixture, we can also let it rest in the fridge for an hour.
2. We toast the mixture
The second step consists of pouring a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil into the non-stick pan. If we have a crepe maker, it will not be necessary to grease. When the pan is very hot, we pour part of the dough (a large saucepan) and move it so that it is uniform. When we see that the edges begin to brown , we turn it over.
If we make the crepes at home, this first one is usually discarded , since they contain too much fat and do not turn out too well. For the following times it will not be necessary to add oil to the pan, since the crepe will be done in a jiffy.
3. We stack the crepes
To keep them warm while we prepare them, we do the following: put a saucepan with water over low heat. Place a plate with aluminum foil on top and stack the crepes on top. You won’t have too many problems because they don’t stick.
Ideas for your crepes
The crepe is one of the most versatile recipes we can find. Once we know how to make the crepe, we can add almost anything, both sweet and savory. Here is a list of 4 of the most delicious ideas. Let your imagination fly because the possibilities are almost endless.
Sweet Crepes Recipes
Let’s go first with the crepes for sweet lovers. Ideal to put the finishing touch to a good menu.
1. Apple and cinnamon pancakes
Cut 3 sour apples into squares and add them to the pan. Add a tablespoon of butter and another of sugar until the apple is golden. Fill the crepe and sprinkle with cinnamon. To enjoy!
Delicious apple pancakes, an easy and appetizing dessert. | Image from: Youtube.
2. Nutella crepes
One of the favorite recipes around the world and very easy to make at home. The queen of sweet crepes. All we have to do is spread the nutella and fold the crepe. Instead of Nutella we can use any type of chocolate and we will have an excellent dessert for any occasion.
Savory crepes recipes
If yours is more salty, don’t worry, we offer you some ideas to make crepes as a main dish.
3. Pesto pancake ribbons
Finally, we offer you a curious and very delicious idea. Cut the crepe into strips and, in a pan, cook pesto sauce. When it is hot, add it to a plate with the crepes and place some cherry tomatoes.
4. Bechamel pancakes with chicken and spinach
A tremendously original recipe. We prepare a very thick bechamel and saute the spinach with oil and garlic (garlic, always to taste). Mix the sauteed and bechamel sauce and add grilled chicken cubes. Finally, we fill the crepe as if it were a handkerchief.
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