Ahh crepes! How I love thee. I was first introduced to crepes many many years ago when my younger sister had to make them for her high school french immersion food project (try saying that three times quickly-tongue twister!!) So naturally, my mom made them for her LOL. All I know is, my sister speaks french fluently (mashAllah) and I am thankful she had this project and my mom learnt to make these amazing crepes and passed the recipe down to me! It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it. You have to work fast in rotating that pan to evenly coat the pan with the batter. And the best thing is, you can eat these any time of the day and change the filling/toppings up to fit the meal (but that’s another blog post 😉 ) Here ya’ll go:
1 cup all-purpose flour [or whole wheat/multigrain flour like I used!]
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
OPTIONAL TOPPINGS (can substitute with other goodies):
Cream cheese frosting
Vanilla Ice cream
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, whisking to combine. Add the salt and melted butter; beat until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled/buttered frying pan (non-stick preferably!) over medium high heat.
Pour or scoop the batter onto the centre of the pan/griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe and tilt the pan in a circular motion so that the batter coats the pan surface evenly.
Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown.
Loosen with a spatula, flip and cook the other side.
Your crepe is now ready! I have spread my crepe (pictured above) with a Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting (mmm!), with mashed up Oreo’s topped with a single scoop of vanilla ice cream which was drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce!! All sorts of topping combinations can be had on crepes: fresh fruit, different flavours of ice cream, brownies, etc-the possibilities are limitless (my mouth is watering as I type this out!!!!!)
**Note: remember to re-butter the pan lightly after each crepe is made to prevent sticking to the pan **