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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 66.5
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.9 mg
  • Sodium: 198.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

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Basic Family Crepe Recipe

Submitted by: MLABAHN2

Introduction

These crepes are a delicious sweet version.

I prefer to top with berries, roll up like a burrito, dust with powdered sugar and serve for breakfasts or a quick snack, but the possibilities are endless. Great recipe to make for kids and allow them to personalize with their own toppings.

The recipe is easy to follow but crepes can be a bit tricky to cook at first; it is not an exact science and it can take some trial and error
These crepes are a delicious sweet version.

I prefer to top with berries, roll up like a burrito, dust with powdered sugar and serve for breakfasts or a quick snack, but the possibilities are endless. Great recipe to make for kids and allow them to personalize with their own toppings.

The recipe is easy to follow but crepes can be a bit tricky to cook at first; it is not an exact science and it can take some trial and error

Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    1.5 cups Flour (I use whole wheat, but my dad uses plain white)

    2 cups Milk *

    1 tablespoon Sugar

    1 teaspoon Salt

    1 teaspoon Baking Soda

    2 tablespoons Butter (melted)

    2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract

    2 Large Eggs


    * I used nonfat milk in the nutrition calculation

Directions

1. Place a medium or a small sized pan over medium heat and allow to warm

2. In a medium to large sized bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix well

3. Add the remaining wet ingredients

4. Beat on a medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth or with a wire whisk until there are as little clumps as possible

NOTE: It will be a runny consistency and small bubbles may form which are okay

5. pour a little less then 1/4 cup of the batter into the center of the pan and quickly rotate the pan so that the batter will coat the bottom of the pan with a thin even layer

NOTE: The crepe should cook quickly and be thin like a tortilla

6. using a spatula, circle the edges of the crepe to loosen from the pan and then flip the crepe over and cook until lightly browned



SOME TIPS:

~rounded edged pans work the best

~the batter tends to get messy and drips so I prefer to place the bowl over a sheet of paper towel and then use a measuring cup to pour the batter onto the pan

~the first crepe usually turns out the worst

~it takes a bit of practice to judge how much batter to use but it is better to use too little and not be able to coat the pan then to use too much and it be be too thick

~ if it is too thick then the pan may be too hot and therefor not allowing you to spread it enough or you are simply using too much batter so adjust properly





SUGGESTED SERVING METHODS:

~ I like to place mine on a plate and form a row of fresh berries or other fresh fruit down the center and then roll it like a burrito and dust with powdered sugar

~ my younger sister prefers to coat hers with some maple syrup and some powdered sugar

~ other toppings/fillings can include: peanut butter, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sweet cream cheese spead...

~ they can be frozen: after cooking, allow to cool and then lay flat in between layers of wax paper and place in a large ziplock bag and allow to lay flat in the freezer. To reheat, simple take one out and place on a microwavable plate and heat for about 30 seconds or until warm

~ They can be made in any sized pan by adjusting the amount of batter so they can be made smaller for a great snack size



Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MLABAHN2.






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  • This was my very first attempt ever at making crepes and this recipe was so easy! Not only that I got compliments from everyone on how good they were too! Thanks for making me a successful crepe maker! - 1/29/11

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  • I left out the salt, and accidently used almond extract instead of vanilla...still turned out great...thanks for sharing! - 9/7/08

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  • I think I'll try this tomorrow morning!! It sounds delish!!! - 9/5/08

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  • Perfect! A wonderful German recipe! Thanks very much for submitting. I got lucky finding this one! - 9/1/08

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