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Crepes are delicious and don’t have to be hard to make.
Crepes are an absolutely delicious food - a very thin piece of egg and flour that you can wrap pretty much anything you want into. Compared to something like a pancake which is often quite thick, a crepe will allow you to wrap whatever you want inside of it - from fruit to peanut butter to lunch meats and anything else you can think of - they almost all go great inside of a crepe.
The big downside is that crepes are often quite slow to make. After you make the batter (which is quite easy), you’re trying to get your pan to just the right temperature and then you’re trying to pour the batter in and spread it around by tipping your pan. Then you get to wait and hope that you got just the right temperature, and so on and so forth. While we’ve made crepes in the past in our home, it was pretty uncommon simply because of how long it took to cook the crepes.
Rather than messing around with a pan though, you can look at a crepe maker. This thing is absolutely awesome as it’s meant just for crepes, you don’t have to guess on temperature, and it’s quick to actually cook the crepes. You don’t have to mess around with the temperature to try to get the perfect crepe to come off of this - they simply work as you’d expect.
In order to make crepes with this crepe maker, it’s very similar to something like a waffle iron. Below are the basic instructions.
- Plug it in and let it pre-heat. It only takes about 4 minutes to be ready to go, so you can start making your batter before actually pre-heating if you’d prefer.
- Make your crepe batter (basic recipe below).
- Pour the batter into the white bowl that comes with it (or onto a plate or bowl of your own).
- Flip the crepe maker over and dip it into the crepe batter for about 3 seconds. Make sure to get the entire surface covered by submerging it into the batter and rolling as needed. Let the crepe cook for about 20 to 30 seconds. You’ll have to get a feel for how brown you like your crepes, and how long you leave them on, but it won’t take too much time.
- Flip the crepe over using a spatula to release it from the crepe maker. You’ll cook this side for about the same amount of time.
- Slide the crepe off of the crepe maker onto another plate to cool off. You can stack your crepes without issue - they won’t stick together.
- Repeat steps 4 through 6 until the batter is gone.
It’s that simple - takes about 10 minutes to make enough crepes for the entire family to enjoy, and it gives you the option of letting your kids put whatever they want inside of it. Here is a basic recipe, but feel free to use your own.
- In a large bowl add one cup of flour.
- Add two eggs, and whisk them slowly together until combined with the flour.
- Add in one tablespoon of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix them fully in.
- Slowly add one cup of milk while mixing.
- Add two tablespoons of melted butter while mixing.
This can easily become one of your favorite and simplest breakfasts that you make. It makes you feel like you’re a real chef, while not taking forever to make.
Grab a crepe maker and start making crepes for your family to enjoy.