Can I Make Crêpes?
Updated: Aug 29
I used this Recipes by Carina video on YouTube to try to make crepes. I actually saw this Tasty video on YouTube with different crepe cakes and desserts with different flavors, but since I had never made a crepe, I decided to start simple by just making a crepe first.
What are crêpes?
"A crêpe (pronounced /kreɪp/, French IPA: [kʀɛp]) is a type of very thin, cooked pancake usually made from wheat flour. The word, like the pancake itself, is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning "curled." While crêpes originate from Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is nowadays widespread in France and is considered the national dish. Crêpes can be compared to the African injera, the tortilla, the Indian dosa and the Mexican sope. Crêpes often have a fruit filling of syrup, mixed berries, fresh fruit or lemon cream."
I decide to make them for Feb. 2 post since it is called the "Day of the Crepe".
What is The Day of Crêpes? "The Catholic holiday of Candlemas, celebrated every year on February 2, is a feast of crêpes that are meant to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus."
"February 2 is known as le jour des crêpes (‘the day of crepes’) and folks make crepes, and apparently most make them for dinner. In the beginning it was a religious holiday.
It is also known as La Chandeleur (‘the return of the light’), because it symbolizes that Spring is on it's way. the crepe looks looks like the sun and reminds us that the cold winter will soon be over.
Some say it is the French Groundhog Day." I thought this was funny and decided to draw a groundhog in Nutella on the crepe.
I used the same batch of batter to try to make crêpes 2 times to see if I could get better. The main thing I knew would be tough would be trying to flip them. I also wanted to see if I could get them to be nice & thin.
In the video, she mentions that she usually makes the batter and then puts it in the fridge overnight. I decided to do this too.
Crêpes seem fancy, but there are only 5 ingredients and they are things that you probably have already.
1 Cup / 125g Flour
½ tsp Salt
1¼ Cups | 310ml Milk
2 tbsp Melted Butter + extra for cooking
I melted the butter in the microwave. I used 2 bowls - one for dry ingredients and the other for wet ingredients. I sifted the flour and added it to the bowl with salt. Then in the other bowl. I whisked the milk and eggs together. I added the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and I added the butter to it.
I whisked everything together. Then I put it in the fridge overnight.
The next morning:
To cook the crêpes, you brush melted butter on a pan on medium. Then you pour a small amount, ~1/4 cup of batter on to the pan. There is a crepe tool that you can use to spread the batter, but I just kind of swirled the pan around.
I put it on YouTube. Check it out. Haha! :)
We are good at this. The crêpes tasted good and similar to what I've had before. Also my crepes were thin and pretty round. I had them with Nutella -- my favorite type of crêpes.
Recipes by Carina was a good video because it was very detailed and she gives some good tips. I recommend it if you are going to make them.
Give it a try! We are good at this!
I was wondering if during my second attempt I would get better at making the crêpes...
I hadn't used all the crêpe batter I made. I did the same setup as in Attempt #1.
I also posted it on YouTube, but the video isn't great, haha! I made one before I started taping.
We are good at this. Since they were the same batter, the crepes, of course, still tasted good. They were also pretty thin. However, the shape of the crêpes in this Attempt #2 were less consistently round actually.
As I mentioned above, since people call it "French Groundhog Day," I decided to draw a groundhog in Nutella on one of the crêpes. :)
Check out some photos below.
Give it a try! We are good at this!