Sweet Crêpes

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Servings 
8-10 Crêpes

A crêpe is a type of very thin pancake made from flour, eggs, sugar, milk and butter. Crê​pes can be either sweet or savoury, depending on personal taste or for what meal they are being prepared.

For my Savoury Crêpes recipe, check HERE.

This is my sweet crêpes recipe, which is great for breakfast or can be enjoyed as a dessert. Super-easy to prepare and very delicious!

Ingredients
1 cup
all-purpose/plain flour
2
eggs
3/4 cup
milk
1/2 cup
water
2 tbsp
melted butter
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
vanilla extract or essence
2 tbsp
sugar
some oil or butter for greasing the pan
chopped fruits for serving
chocolate sauce or syrup
whipped cream
(optional)
Instructions 

Put the flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl and give them a quick stir using a whisk to combine the ingredients and aerate the flour. These will be your dry ingredients.

In a small jug, pour the milk, water, vanilla and eggs. Whisk them together just to combine. These are the wet ingredients.

Make a well in your dry ingredients and gradually pour the wet ingredients whilst whisking until you have a thin batter. Lastly, add the melted butter and whisk until it has incorporated.

You can now use the batter right away or cover and rest it for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. This batter can keep perfectly for up to 2 days if refrigerated. The perfect pancake batter that can be prepared the night before, making it easy to just cook the crêpes in the morning in time for breakfast. Remember to give the batter a quick stir before using.

To cook the crêpes, heat your frying pan on medium heat until very hot. Put a few drops of oil or butter and swirl it around or wipe it with a kitchen towel to have a thin coating of oil on the pan.

Scoop about a 1/4 cup (use a measuring cup if you have one) of batter and pour it on the hot pan. Grab the handle and swirl the pan around to distribute the batter evenly and as thinly as possible. Set the pan back on the heat and cook for about a minute or less. Once the bottom of the crêpe is nicely browned and cooked, flip it over and cook the other side.

Remove the ready crêpe on a plate and wipe the pan with a drop of oil in preparation for the next one. Repeat the procedure until all the crêpes are done and ready.

These yummy light pancakes can be served as is, or with a filling of your choice. I have used fresh cream and sliced bananas as the filling, and drizzled some chocolate syrup on top. You can use strawberries, blueberries, sliced apples, or any fruit that you like. Dust them with icing sugar if you prefer. Also, in place of fresh cream you can use nutella or cream cheese or even peanut butter as part of the filling!

Enjoy! 

 


Comments

Looks wonderful..love the presentation! I like to sprinkle some brown sugar over the bananas when I make crepes.

Your recipes are so easy...............Thanks for a nice website. I Suggest you please recipes should be in Urdu.

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At the moment that will not be possible as I do not speak or understand Urdu. Thanks anyways! :)

please maintain the site in English to accommodate everyone. I love your site!!!!

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The site will definitely remain in English, thanks Cathy.

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They really are! I love them at suhoor time! :)

If I need to make these savory instead of sweet, how do I alter the recipe?

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Omit the sugar and vanilla, add to the salt. You can add a touch of garlic paste, chopped fresh herbs like coriander and green chillis.

thank u for posting such a wonderful recipe .. Tried them and they were simply awesome !

Simply the best crepes I have ever made. So easy yet so scrummy! My two little boys loved it!

mashallah very nice rspy u help me alote thank u fauzia God bless u ramadhan karim

thank u so much i finally made them successfully....

Is there any substitution for melted butter?

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Melted butter gives best results for these crepes.

When u say cup of flour or one cup of any other ingredient....what is it in grams as I don't have a measuring cup...

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Hi! Please refer to this note for my measurement conversions: My Measurements

any substitution for butter??? maybe oil??

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You can use oil if you want, although butter gives best results.

Jzk for my conversion you texted....I was using a standard cup...no wonder things didn't turn out well....ooppppsss

Tried the sweet crepes and my son and husband were fighting over them...my husbdand especially liked the fact that they were thin n not oily...thanks Fauzia's kitchen they were delicious

Salaams, is the cup of milk, liquid of powdered?

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W/salaam, liquid.

Salam,tnx for the wonderful recipe my husband loved it,dey are so easy to make jzk

asalam,
i would like to know if cool whip is good for the crepe filling?

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W/Salaam, yes that is fine.

Hi,

Do you have the recipe for the traditional mkate wa maji? I couldn't find it on your website and so I posted the question under crepes since they look a lot alike.

Thanks :)

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Hi, sorry at the moment I do not have that recipe posted yet. Will definitely try and add one inshaAllah.

Hi fauzia.,
I can find so many recipes of chocolate crepe on the internet but i want yours because ive tried ur many recipes all turned out to be so good.
So can u pleaseee please give me a chocolate crepe recipe ???
Awaiting ur reply

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Hi, try substituting part of the flour with cocoa powder (about 2-3 tbsp). :) Thanks!!

Jazakillahu khair
Wanted knowing if the pancakes can be taken with spinach sauce.

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Yes that is fine.

Assalamualaikum! Can I omit the eggs or substitute them with something else?

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W/Salaam, for this particular recipe the eggs are crucial to get the correct texture. Sorry, have never tried substituting them and not sure if they would turn out the same without the eggs.