Easy crepe recipe: learn how to make a delicious authentic french crepe recipe.
What are the best crepe ingredients to use for a thin, crispy crepe to eat for breakfast. Full list of crepe filling to enjoy an Authentic French crepe like the Bretagne recipe.
French crepes anyone ? Who is better than me, a French girl born and raise in France to share the authentic French crepes recipe, right? That is the Authentic french crepes recipe as you will eat in Paris. You guys know I am French right? So after a year of blogging it maybe the time to share my easy and healthy traditional french crepes recipe.
Each year on the 2nd February, it is what French people call ‘La Chandeleur’ or the day when a whole country eat crepes! It is a tradition and most French family will be eating french crepes for the occasion. Don’t ask me why – I am actually not to sure about the story – all I know we eat crepes! Even since I moved in New Zealand we make crepes on that day. The tradition says that we must eat them only after 8 pm. Well, nobody wait up to that time, trust me everyone starts eating them at breakfast. So now, you probably want to know what is exactly is an Authentic French crepe recipe, right? Well, there is actually two authentic french crepes recipes depending on the filling you are going to use.
Yes, crepes are French and not only the sweet crepe recipe. Crepes, sweet or savory, are traditional recipe form the French Bretagne region in West of France. There are two different French crepe recipe, one for sweet crepes using white wheat flour and one for savory crepes using buckwheat flour: buckwheat flour crepes.
The crepe ingredients needed to make delicious French crepes are simple 6 ingredients listed below. It is pretty easy to make french crepes. The French crepe batter is very similar to pancake batter, using milk, eggs and white wheat flour. Most often crepe batter is flavored with vanilla extract or orange blossom flower water.
Personally, I love orange blossom flower water.
Well, not really as French crepes are made of refined white flours, sugar, milk and all those ingredients are high in carbohydrates and sugar. However, it is a traditional recipe and as a French I am proud to host this on my low carb recipe blog to remind my roots.
I know it is not the healthier recipe in the world and since I eat low carb now, I created my own low carb crepes recipes. French crepes don’t taste like eggs. Low carb crepes alternatives on the opposite, have a stronger egg flavor. So if you don’t mind the carbs stick to this recipe. Otherwise have a look at my low carb crepes recipe below.
So what are the tricks to make a perfectly thin and crispy French crepe. Let me tell you my secrets.
The pan you use makes a big difference on how the crepe will cook and how thin you will able to spread the batter. You must use a non-stick tefal crepe pan for best result. It will work in a regular pan but you will never achieve such a thin crepe. Otherwise use a pancake griddle but it is more difficult to create beautiful round shaped crepes on a griddle.
It takes time and practice to perfectly tilt the pan in round circle movement to spread your batter evenly around the pan. I recommend to pour the batter on a very hot pan while tipping the pan at the same time you pour the batter – as you see me on the picture below. That is how you will make the most beautiful thin and crispy French crepes. That is all you need to know to make the best french crepe – the same Authentic French crepes you will eat in France.
French people eat crepes anytime for afternoon tea, birthdays, breakfast but always with many friends or family members. We invite friends for crepes party all the time. French loves eating crepes as a social thing. In France some family have a party crepes maker that allows 6 people to sit around the table and everyone can cook it is own small crepes in front of him. It is a fun simple food that gather everyone around the table and welcome creativity as anyone can add its own favorite crepe fillings.
The most favorite french crepe filling are not healthy at all ! A French crepe is usually made of 1 to 4 toppings.
The most commonly used on their own or associated with other ingredients are:
Most French people roll their crepes and we eat them with fingers. In restaurant crepes are folded in a triangle shape. Filling is always added in the open crepes, then return to the pan to melt and wram the filling before being fold and served. Here we go! you know everything about french crepes now ! Don’t hesitate to ask me more by leaving a comment! I will love to help you design your best crepes party !