The Whole Crepes Story or “how to make and eat French Crepes in 4 steps”

In France we all know and love Crepes and history tells us that the modern version of Crepes can be traced back as far as the 13th century somewhere in Brittany, so needless to say that a French cooking site without its French Crepes recipe would not be worth its name.

So I have been busy on my kitchen and made some Crepes just for you guys. However for something a bit different I have tried to create a comprehensive picture based step by step picture recipe on how to make, cook and eat real French crepes.

Enjoy….

The authentic French crepe recipe:

To start off you need to gather and weigh all of your Ingredients and have them ready:

In order to make around 25 crepes this is what you will need:

  • 225 grams of plain good quality flour
  • 3 good quality free range eggs (whole eggs)
  • 400 millimeters of milk
  • 100 millimeters of Good quality beer or cider ( up to you)
  • 25 grams of caster sugar
  • 20 gram of melted unsalted butter
  • Orange or lemon zest (optional)
  • Brown Caribbean rum (optional)

Step number 1

make your “pate a crepes” (crepe mix)

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step number 2

let it rest for one Hour

step number 3

make the crepes

Beginners this way please:
Daredevil or non first-timers you can try that at your own risk:

When your crepe is cooked (no longer then 3 minutes in total) reserve it on a plate and repeat the process piling up your crepes until you get something like that:

French Crepes, Yummy!
Your crepes must be as thin as possible

crepes have many shades, just make them the way you like

Step number 4

Eating time!!

You can use tons of different filling with french crepes  but as a rough guide here are some my favorite crepe filling

  • Jam only (in this example)
  • Butter+sugar
  • Butter+cinamon sugar
  • Butter +sugar+lemon juice
  • butter+sugar+Grand Marnier (French spirit)
  • Nutella with Freshly whipped cream
  • jam+freshly  whipped cream
  • Chesnut paste (creme de Marron)+ whipped cream
Lets have a look at the Cherry jam version now:

This is where our Crepe story ends  folks, I hope you liked it and please spread the love and make yourself some crepes.

See you again next time

The French Cooking Academy

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