This french crepes recipe can be used as a basis for all types of things. You can have a plain crêpe sprinkled with just a little sugar and lemon juice, or add more ingredients to make a sweet dessert or savoury dish.
Technically, France has two words for pancake: crêpe and galette. A galette is made usually with buckwheat flour, a little thicker in texture, and used for savoury pancakes.
The crêpe is a little thinner, using plain white flour, and popular for sweet desserts.
We’ve put together two french crepe recipes – the second being more for a traditional savoury galette if you’d like to try it.
Basic Recipe for Crêpes
2 cups plain flour
400 ml milk
1½ tablespoons of melted butter
extra butter for cooking in pan
All you need to do is mix the above ingredients together. The consistency should be like a thin cream.
4 cups buckwheat flour
1 cup milk
4 tsp. plain flour
40 ml cold water
butter for cooking in pan (or vegetable oil)
Same for the galette – mix the above ingredients to form a smooth batter.
Next, simply heat up a frying pan, melt a dollop of butter and make sure it covers the entire base (use a paper towel to spread if necessary).
Pour the batter into the pan and then swirl the pan around so that it spreads evenly across the surface.
Let it sit for one minute, lift the edge to see if it has browned a little bit then flip over with a spatula and cook for another 30 seconds.
And there you have it – a delicious french crepes recipe to make lots of wonderful treats!