In my home there is one rule I brought with me from back home – rainy Sundays are for French Crêpes! Crêpes have been enjoyed in France since the Middle Ages so it’s no surprise eating crêpes is fully part of the French culture. While crêpes originate from Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is widespread in France.
Crêpes are a French classic. Thin and delicate yet so easy and fast to make, French Crêpes don’t require many ingredients. And adding toppings like Nutella, salted caramel, maple syrup, lemon and sugar or even the good old strawberry jam makes that you won’t ever get bored of them!
- 250 g plain flour
- 4 eggs
- 500 ml milk
- 1 tbsp raw sugar + 1 pinch of sea salt
- 1 tbsp orange blossom water (can be replaced with Cointreau)
- Place flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.
- Add the eggs in the well and incorporate the flour gently.
- Gradually add the milk while whisking the batter (alternatively you can place all ingredients in a food processor and mix until well combined).
- Once the mixture is smooth add the orange blossom water for flavouring.
- Heat a little butter in a non-stick crepe pan on medium heat.
- When hot, pour in just enough batter to cover the base. Tilt the pan so the batter covers the base in a thin film and pour any excess back into the bowl.
- Cook crepe for about 1 minute until underside is golden, then flip. Cook other side for just under a minute until golden.
Do you make French Crepes at home? What is your favourite topping?
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