Basic French Crepes with Milk
Basic French Crepes with Milk

Basic crepe recipes – how to make basic French crepes with milk and eggs. Easy pancake recipe to prepare authentic French crepes with simple ingredients like flour, milk, and eggs.

Learn in this video how to make pancakes at home by using the authentic French crepe recipe from scratch!

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Basic French crepes – video 📺

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What ingredients do I need for basic French crepes? ❓

1) 1 kg / 35 oz of all-purpose flour (for about 30 crepes of 20 cm / 9 inches)
2) zest from a lemon
3) a pinch of salt
4) 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
5) 5 tbsp for the batter + more for frying of sunflower oil
6) 3 eggs
7) 1.5 l / 50 oz of cow milk

How to make basic French crepes from scratch? ❓

1) place the flour into a large bowl
2) grate zest from a lemon over the flour
3) add some salt and vanilla extract to the bowl
4) add 5 tbsp of sunflower oil to the bowl
5) break 3 eggs and add them to the bowl
6) gradually add milk to the bowl while stirring continuously by hand to avoid making flour lumps, the batter is ready for frying when it’s smooth and creamy
7) brush a frying pan with oil and wait until it’s hot
8) pour about a ladle of pancake batter into the pan and spread it into a thin layer
9) fry the crepe until golden on bottom, then flip it and fry until browned evenly
10) take the crepe out from the pan and place it to a platter
11) continue in the same way with the rest of the batter

Cooking tips about basic French crepes recipe 🔎

French crepes or pancakes, how are known in some English-speaking countries, are for a long time among the most appreciated dessert recipes.

Most of us have tasted at least once in life this delicious dessert. For sure you know that sweet crepes are served with various fillings, from which the most common is fruit jam. However, crepes can be stuffed with many other ingredients such as chocolate cream, sweet ricotta cheese, vanilla custard, and many more.

There are not many cooking tips to share regarding this basic crepes recipe. Preparing the batter is really easy, so it’s nothing to say about this step.

When it comes to frying pancakes, keep in mind three important things: one, wait until the oil is very hot before pouring batter into the pan, two – spread the batter into a thin layer and three, don’t fry excessively the crepe because it becomes bitter when burns out. Don’t forget, the crepe is ready when it’s slightly golden, NOT brown!

If you don’t have at disposal milk or you don’t want to use this ingredient, you find below a link to a crepe recipe without milk. The method is very similar to the basic French crepes recipe and the results are very tasty as well.

Can I make crepes without milk?

Yes, there are crepe recipes without milk among ingredients.

Enjoy basic French crepes with milk!

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