|Served around the world, Crepes actually originated in Brittany, France. There are two types of crepes: Savory Crepes and Sweet Crepes.
Sweet Crepes are a French classic, easy to make and delicious served with sugar, jam or ice cream.
In France, people serve sweet crepes as a snack that all kids love or as a dessert that everybody enjoys.
Recipe for Sweet Crepes (Crepes Sucrees)
Makes about 20 crepes.
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup lukewarm water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp melted butter
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
Mix all the ingredients into a medium sized mixing bowl or into a food processor, and, if possible, leave the batter to stand for at least 10 minutes before using it.
Then heat a crepe pan or nonstick sauté pan over medium heat until a few drops of water sizzle when sprinkled on the pan. With a paper towel, spread a little butter on the pan, being sure to wipe most of it off.
When the pan is warm, pour about 1/4 cup of batter into it, and spread it accross the bottom by tilting immediately the pan slowly in all directions.
When the edges start turning golden and peeling away from the pan, gently lift up the edge nearest to you using a spatula and flip the crepe over in the pan. The second side should cook much more quickly - less than one minute. Add more butter when needed with a paper towel.
Serve crepes sprinkled with sugar, or enjoy them spreaded with jam, honey, Nutella, melted chocolate, chestnut spread or ice cream...
There are a thousand ways to fill sweet crepes, all easy to do and delicious.
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