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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 278.0
  • Total Fat: 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 163.3 mg
  • Sodium: 93.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 10.0 g

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Basic European Pancakes

Submitted by: BINEMELLES
Basic European Pancakes

Introduction

I'm calling these "European" Pancakes as opposed to the ones i have come to know as American Pancakes, because mine are thin and about 8" in diameter, instead of small, thick and fluffy.
They are known all over Europe, the French call them Crepe, the Dutch Pannenkoeken and the Austrians and Czech Palatschinken.
They can be sweet or hearty - i add apple slices for my favourites.
I'm calling these "European" Pancakes as opposed to the ones i have come to know as American Pancakes, because mine are thin and about 8" in diameter, instead of small, thick and fluffy.
They are known all over Europe, the French call them Crepe, the Dutch Pannenkoeken and the Austrians and Czech Palatschinken.
They can be sweet or hearty - i add apple slices for my favourites.

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    * Flour, white, 1.75 cup
    * Egg, fresh, 4 large
    * Granulated Sugar, 3 tsp
    * Salt, 1 dash
    * Milk, 3.25%, 1.5 cup
    * Butter, unsalted, 3 tbsp (soft)

    Optional: fruit, powdered sugar, molasses or maple syrup (not included in recipe calculation, so you'd have to enter the calories separately)

Directions

In a mixing bowl make a fairly liquid batter out of flour, sugar, eggs, milk, a dash of salt and 2 tbsp of the butter.
Heat a dab of the remaining butter in a low-sided frying pan - i personally like to use an iron skillet, but a non-stick pan will be useful if you want to scrimp on the butter for baking.
Now bake the individual pancakes adding just enough batter to the pan each time to cover the bottom of the pan evenly.
Now would be the moment to "individualize" your pancake - i like to put thin apple slices on mine, but they are not included in this "basic" recipe. But if you would like to try this you can now evenly embed some apple slices into the not-set batter.
Once the underside is set and lightly browned, turn over the pancake with a wide spatula. This can be a challenge with a large pancake like this, but you'll get the knack soon.
Allow the other side to brown lightly and you are done.
You can dust the pancakes with some powdered sugar, depending how sweet you'd like them to be, or you could have them with molasses or maple syrup, it's up to you.
Recipe should yield 6 about 8" pancakes, but i cannot guarantee that you'll stop eating after one.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BINEMELLES.






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  • This is an awesome one. - 1/27/11

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  • These pancakes were great, I enjoyed them with low calorie Ice Cream and fruit. Thanks. - 8/2/08

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  • These crepes ROCK! They're delicious. We eat 'em with fresh strawberries rolled inside and lite cool whip! A favorite for sure. Thanks so much for this recipe, I've been looking for it for years! - 6/3/08

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