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Crêpes – the upmarket pancake

19 Feb


Crêpes are everywhere, walking down Oxford street and all you can smell is the delicious aroma of melted Nutella, waffles or crêpes…unsurprisingly the smell gets my mouthwatering in an instant…want to make that magic happen in the comfort of your own home?…it is easy! Here’s how:

What you need:
100g plain flour
1/2 tsp caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
225ml semi skimmed milk
1 egg

What you do:
1) Combine all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
2) Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the milk and egg. Beat well to combine.
3) Heat a lightly oiled, non stick frying pan over medium high heat.
4) Using a ladle, pour the crêpe batter into the pan.
5) Tilt the pan in a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
6) Cook the crêpe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen the edges with a fish-slice, flip over and cook the other side.
7) Serve hot with your filling of choice.

Easy as that!! I used to make these all the time and I prefer them much more to the traditional American pancake, it’s lighter, more delicious, and can also be used with savoury dishes(minus the sugar). I like mine with whipped cream and strawberries…how do you like yours?

Keep it delicious!