Recipe: Crêpes

With ingredients that you already have in your kitchen, you can make a delicious and deceptively easy sweet or savory dish: Crêpes. Here’s the recipe I used last night to make some for my family.


– 1 cup flour
– 1 egg
– 1/2 cup milk
– 1/2 cup water
– 1 tbsp. melted butter

Mix all the ingredients together until the batter is smooth.  The consistency should be thin and fairly runny. Pour 1/4 cup batter into a greased and heated pan, tilting the pan around so that the batter covers the surface in a thin layer. Once batter is almost dry, flip (about one minute on each side.) Yields about 4 crepes.

Once you’ve made the crêpes you can fill them with any combination of things. Add meats, cheeses, and vegetables and you have what the french call a ‘galette.’ We like ours with spinach, mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, and feta, sauteed with olive oil and garlic.

For dessert, fill your crêpe with a simple mixture of butter and cinnamon sugar, or, my favorite, with strawberries, banana, and Nutella.

Top image is by the talented Marina Aurora and the other images are photographed by the amazing Jennifer Causey of Simply Breakfast

About Kristin

Kristin is a photographer who lives in Durham with her husband and two children; she was born and raised in New York but has fallen in love with living below the Mason-Dixon. Before pursuing photography, she worked as an elementary and middle school teacher. She loves to read, sing, craft, and spend time with her family.
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7 Responses to Recipe: Crêpes

  1. Cate says:

    Um, this is GORGEOUS!! And looks delicious. I really, really want to try this . . . I don’t have a griddle though. Do you think that’s ok?

    You’ve done it again, Kristin: I’m just going to have to breakdown and eat some carbs, it just looks too good!

  2. jen_alluisi says:

    My recipe for crepes? Get in car. Drive downtown and find (hopefully free) parking spot. Walk to The Flat. ENJOY. Maybe someday I’ll be ambitious enough to make my own, but…let’s be honest. Prolly not. 🙂

  3. DZ says:

    The Flat rules!

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