French crepes with delicious toppings

French crepes is a popular and easy to make French recipe that originated in 13th century in region of Northwest of France. it is delicious, smooth and comes with rich texture if made correctly. it is also believed by some French folks that while making the crepe if you toss it in the pan and catch back while holding a coin in other hand then that year you will become ultra rich, how much truth it holds can only be know by talking with traditional French believer family in native towns of France to know more about this age old traditions origin and its effectiveness.

tasty french crepes

checkout my simple recipe for French crepes shared below for you to make and enjoy with your friends and family. it can be made in 20-30 minutes even if you are making a batch of them for everyone to have in breakfast or as evening snacks. you can use cast iron pan, non stick pan or electric skillet to prepare them easily in less time without any issues.

Scrumptious French crepe with delicious garnishes

Ingredients

  • 100 gram flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 300 ml milk
  • 30 ml butter (more is better to make crepes soft and fluffy)
  • pinch of salt
  • 20 grams sugar

 Note: This quantity would make about 5-7 medium crepes

if you are looking for vegan French crepe batter then make use of pinch of salt, few spoons of oil, about 200-250 grams of flour, 500 ml of almond milk which is sweet or use sugar/dates mixture/molasses for sweetening about 10-20 grams as per your liking.

Crepes toppings and filling food items

below i have shared some popular and trendy ideas for you to make your French crepe taste better after garnishing with good toppings and fillings for making a crepe rolls.

  • Nutella
  • maple syrup
  • banana and maple syrup combo
  • sautéed apples in sugar and butter
  • ricotta cheese with boiled and seasoned corns and leafy greens like spinach
  • chocolate syrup with frozen chocolate chips
  • chocolate sauce with berries like blueberry, red berry, blackberries etc.
  • squash along with goat cheese
  • fresh fruit cocktail with crème cheese or sweet yogurt
  • sautéed pears along with hazel nuts
  • dry fruits and candied fruits mixture
  • peanut butter and its substitutes along with jam
  • lemon zest with some sugar syrup
  • spinach, escarole, cottage cheese or pecorino cheese with bakes carrots and spices

Directions

Add all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add eggs and mix until no lumps are seen as everything is completely mixed. then add milk and butter in the batter to mix and make it thin to make crepes

now add some oil or butter on the pan and let it heat on low setting. now add the batter on pan and spread it across evenly by lifting up and rotating it clockwise or just by using spatula and let it cook for 40-50 seconds. you can turn up the heat to medium if you like faster cooking.

now insert the spatula beneath the crepe and flip it slowly to cook other side also for 30-40 seconds and then once you are satisfied by cooking on both side by seeing the crispy layer on the top and tender crepe on inside then turn off the heat and place the crepe on your serving plate carefully.

once of serving plate drizzle some maple syrups, dry fruits, fruits, different sauces etc. to make it tasty as per your liking for toppings and garnishes to enjoy with your friends and family.

Tips

make sure your pan is hot when you add the batter for crepes on it to cook the crepes properly and fully inside out, if its not sizzling while the batter is dropped then you need to turn up the heat to cook the crepe fully.

you can also add some fruit based liqueur like Grand Marnier in the preparation of batter for crepes if you like to give your crepes a good taste if you consume alcohols. it is totally optional and without it also your crepe would turn out good.

to serve the crepe fast after its being cooked and avoid it being getting cold you need to keep your toppings and drizzling sauces ready before you start cooking the batter for crepes.

you can keep them foil paper if you are making a large batch and later heat them in pre heated oven in 150 degree C for couple of minutes before serving them hot to everyone.

if you want to cook many crepes fast in one go then make use of multiple pan and stoves including induction cooktops to pour the batter on each pan and wait for 10 second then pour on other then flip the first one, doing this will help you cook crepes faster without burning them.

you can also make use of electric whisk from stand mixer, hand mixer etc. to get the batter whisked faster but it may add some air bubbles in the batter so after its down allow it to sit for 30 minutes ideal in the bowl before you make the crepes else it would give you holes in your crepes which is not pleasant to look at. resting will release all air from it and you will get perfect crepes after that.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 130 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 11 grams
  • Fat: 6 grams
  • Vitamin A: 270 IU
  • Calcium: 48 mg
  • Saturated Fat: 4 grams
  • Trans Fat: 1 grams
  • Cholesterol: 75 mg
  • Sodium: 79 mg
  • Potassium: 78 mg
  • Sugar: 3 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams

Conclusions

Hope you like my simple recipe to make French crepes which are tasty, healthy and liked by everyone to eat in breakfast as evening snacks with family and friends. let me know what all toppings and sauces you like to drizzle over your French crepes before serving to make it delicious and yummy to eat.

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