Today I'm excited to share a little piece of French cuisine that steals hearts: the French recipe for making crepe dough . And best of all, it arrives just in time to celebrate International Crepe Day!

Imagine the irresistible aroma of crepes browning in the pan, ready to be filled with your favorite ingredients.

About the crepes

Before we dive into the recipe, let me tell you a little about the history of this magical dough. Crepe batter is like a blank culinary canvas, a simple mixture of flour, eggs, milk and butter that has traveled through time and family kitchens.

From the alleys of Paris to homes around the world, crepes have conquered palates and hearts. They are much more than a dish; They are a link between traditions, special moments and the pure pleasure of enjoying something delicious. So join us on this culinary journey as you immerse yourself in the magic of making your own crepes. Let's create something delicious together!

Now, for the recipe, and below I leave you several ideas for some delicious fillings!

Ingredients for crepe batter

  • 250 g wheat flour
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 5 dl of whole milk
  • 50 g unsalted butter (or grapeseed oil)
  • 1 pinch of salt

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, place the flour creating a space in the center. Add the salt.
  2. Pour the eggs into the center and mix with a whisk. Gradually add the milk to obtain a smooth dough (pass it through a sieve if necessary or if you notice lumps, or you can beat it with the electric mixer to eliminate them).
  3. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator so that the flour can hydrate (at least one hour, or you can do it overnight).
  4. Before cooking your crepes, add butter to the crepe maker, let it melt with the heat and spread or brush it to distribute it evenly (once hot, don't delay adding the dough, so that the butter doesn't burn).

We encourage you to cook your crepes in an iron crepe maker for an authentic finish, or a non-stick crepe maker for those looking for convenience. Here you will see them all, there are great crepe makers to choose from!

How to accompany or fill your crepes

After you have the perfect crepe batter, the culinary fun is about to break loose. Crepes are like a blank culinary canvas, waiting to be filled with an endless variety of delicious fillings and accompaniments. Here are some ideas to inspire you and take your crepes to the next level:

Sweet Crepes:

  1. Classic Sugar and Lemon: Enjoy simplicity with sprinkled sugar and a touch of fresh lemon for a sweet and tangy experience.

  2. Hazelnut Cream and Fresh Fruits: Spread Nutella generously and add your favorite fruits. Bananas, strawberries or blueberries are delicious choices.

  3. Caramelized Apples with Cinnamon: Sauté apple slices in caramel and cinnamon, then fill your crepes for a comforting and sweet touch.

Salty Crepes:

  1. Cheese and Spinach: Combine ricotta or feta cheese with sautéed spinach for a savory, elegant and delicious option.

  2. Chicken with Mushroom Sauce: Cook chicken strips and serve them with a delicious mushroom sauce inside your crepes for a more substantial experience.

  3. Egg and Cheese: Add scrambled eggs and grated cheese for a savory breakfast or a quick, delicious option for any meal.

  4. Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese: Combine smoked salmon with cream cheese for an elegant and tasty crepe.

  5. Gratin Ham and Cheese: Fill the crepes with ham and cheese, gratin them in the oven for a classic option that never fails.

  6. Vegetarian Ratatouille: Fill your crepes with ratatouille, a blend of Mediterranean vegetables, for a tasty vegetarian option.

What do you say? What accompaniment do you dare to start with? Or what is your usual accompaniment? We'd love for you to tell us!

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Comments

Claudia&Julia said:

Hola Marta,

Tal como Annie indica, 5 dl corresponde a 500 ml (medio litro) de leche.
Las crêpes quedan cuajadas, pero debes ajustar la cantidad de masa que echas cada vez en la crepera para conseguir que sean finas.

¡Un saludo!

Claudia&Julia said:

Hola Lola,

La cantidad de harina es de 250 g.

¡Un saludo!

Annie said:

5dl equivale a 1/2 litro de leche.

Annie said:

5dl equivale a 1/2 litro de leche.

Marta said:

Hola,

Me podriais decir que cantidad son 5 dl de leche en mililitros (ml)?

Los crepes salen bien cuajados y bien hechos por dentro?

Saludos y gracias

LOLA said:

CUANTA HARINA??

Claudia&Julia said:

Hola Anna, Pilar, Irene y Marta,

¡Tenéis razón! Ha sido un despiste totalmente involuntario; ya está corregido. Hemos añadido el ingrediente que faltaba en la receta: 250 g de harina de trigo.

Gracias por avisarnos y esperamos que disfrutéis mucho de la receta y de todas las combinaciones que ofrecemos ;)

¡Un saludo!

MARTA said:

podeis decirnos la cantidad de harina?
gracias

Pilar said:

Hola, en la receta no habéis puesto la cantidad de harina que hace falta

Irene said:

Disculpa pero en los ingredientes no sale la cantidad de harina
Gracias!

Anna said:

En la receta no habeis indicado la cantidad de harina

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