Sharing The Best Crepes Recipe in time for Mardi Gras (aka Pancake Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday). It makes a family-size batch of crepes and is really easy to put together. You will want to print this one out…
The Best Crepes Recipe
You will need:
- 3 cups pastry flour
- 6 eggs
- 3 cups of milk
- 3/4 tsp salt (or a pinch – whatever you prefer to measure)
- sugar 1 tsp
- melted butter @ 1 tsp
- 1 tsp rum (optional)
Ask how many crepes this recipe makes? It will feed a family of 5 nicely.
TIP: I usually make it in advance and let it sit in a covered bowl in the fridge for an hour. It helps with flavour. Though, you can just dump the ingredients and make right away.
Directions to make The Best Crepes Recipe
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, eggs, milk, salt and sugar. Use a whisk to mix it. Mix until there are no lumps (it should be more liquid than pancake batter – if you find it thick add 1/4 cup of water to thin it out).
Add in rum and melted butter. Don’t worry the alcohol will burn off during cooking (kid-friendly recipe).
Cover the crepe batter and let sit for 1 hour.
Heat crepe pan on stove top (a skillet or frying pan will do as well) to medium heat. Once hot (and not before), ladle one scoop of crepe batter into the hot pan. Swirl the crepe batter around (move crepe pan in circular motion with your hand to distribute the batter). And than leave to cook on one side (2-3 minutes).
Once the edges start to pull away from the crepe pan flip the crepe over to cook on the other side (I use a thin silicone spatula for flipping). Allow the crepe to cook 2-3 minutes more.
Once golden brown on both sides – flip the crepe on to a plate. And continue making crepes.
What do I put on a crepe?
- Sugar (icing sugar, table sugar, coarse sugar all work)
- Jams or jellies
- Maple syrup
Related: CREPE PARTY IDEAS
In our house, Sunday mornings are for pancakes and waffles but Mardi Gras (Pancake Tuesday) is for crepes. We also forego dinner once and a while and just have sweet crepes as a treat instead. This is a simply and easy recipe which makes a good batch of crepes!