Classic Crepes Recipe


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Indulge in the delicate and versatile delight of homemade crepes with this simple and timeless recipe. Whether you prefer them sweet or savory, these thin pancakes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. With just a few basic ingredients and a bit of practice, you’ll be whipping up batches of perfectly thin and delicious crepes in no time.


– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 2 large eggs
– 1 1/4 cups milk
– 2 tablespoons melted butter
– 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (for sweet crepes, optional)
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– Additional butter or oil for cooking


1. **Prepare the Batter:**
– In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, eggs, milk, melted butter, sugar (if making sweet crepes), and salt until smooth and well combined. The batter should be thin and pourable, similar to heavy cream. If it’s too thick, you can add a splash of milk to thin it out.

2. **Rest the Batter:**
– Let the batter rest for at least 15-30 minutes at room temperature. This allows the flour to fully hydrate and helps create tender crepes.

3. **Heat the Pan:**
– Heat a non-stick skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. You want the pan to be hot enough that a drop of water sizzles and evaporates immediately.

4. **Cook the Crepes:**
– Lightly grease the skillet with butter or oil. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan, swirling it around to spread it thinly and evenly across the bottom. You can lift the pan off the heat and tilt it in a circular motion to help spread the batter if needed.
– Cook the crepe for about 1-2 minutes, or until the edges start to lift and the bottom is lightly golden brown. Use a spatula to carefully flip the crepe and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, until lightly golden.

5. **Repeat:**
– Continue cooking the remaining batter, greasing the pan as needed between each crepe. Stack the cooked crepes on a plate and cover them with a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm while you finish cooking.

6. **Serve:**
– Once all the crepes are cooked, serve them warm with your favorite toppings or fillings. Sweet options include Nutella, fresh berries, whipped cream, or powdered sugar. For savory crepes, try fillings like ham and cheese, spinach and feta, or sautéed mushrooms with herbs.


With their thin and delicate texture, homemade crepes are a delicious canvas for a variety of flavors and fillings. Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, this classic crepes recipe is sure to impress. Experiment with different toppings and fillings to create your own signature crepe creations and enjoy the culinary versatility of this beloved dish. Bon appétit!