The easiest crêpes style Pancakes

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Crêpes Pancakes

These are the easiest crêpes style Pancakes you can make. They are a real kiddie’s favourite. This pancake recipe produces French crêpes style pancakes, not the fluffy American style ones.

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These type of French pancakes should be as thin as possible.

Crêpes Pancakes

We used to eat pancakes just on Shrove Tuesday, but now my daughter asks for these several times per week.

 

She absolutely adores them. It is so rewarding to see her face light up when she knows I am going to make them for her. 

Crêpes Pancakes
The easiest crêpes style Pancakes

We normally use half the quantity below to give us both 3-4 pancakes. The quantity given below will make about 12-16 good size pancakes, enough for the whole family.

Crêpes Pancakes Nutella
Nutella Pancakes

Cultural differences

Everyone and every country is different with their pancakes or crepes.

If you were in the Netherlands you would have a slightly different type of batter, which is a bit thicker.

There they like to serve up sweet and savoury pancakes, and one pancake is whole meal! Often bacon will be added to the pancake dough in the pan and they add a type of thick syrup (stroop) to sweeten it.

The beauty of this crepe recipe is that it is flexible. You can add whatever you want to them to make them as you wish.

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Banana crepes, Nutella crepes, sugar and lemon crepes, bacon and syrup crepes, fruit crepes. Whatever takes your fancy basically!

And I think the thinner pancakes just taste better.

They are also a good idea to make up front and can be filled with Nutella for a tasty road trip or picnic snack.

nutella crepe

I personally like to eat them with sugar and lemon juice as a dessert crepe.  My daughter likes them with fruit and Nutella and Maple syrup.

Whatever your preference, I have yet to find a kid that does not love them!

How to make the easiest crêpes style Pancakes

The best, easiest and quickest Pancakes

The best, easiest and quickest Pancakes

This french crepe recipe will give you about 12 delicious pancakes. Easy to prepare and quick to cook.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 220g Plain Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp Salted Butter, and more to fry each pancake
  • 400ml Milk
  • 150ml water

Instructions

  1. Weigh the flour in a bowl and measure the milk/water in a measuring jug
  2. Mix the flour, eggs, salt and then bit by bit add the milk/water into the bowl (I use a simple hand blender to do this – it works fine). Make sure all the lumps are gone and then pour back into measuring jug.
  3. Melt some butter in a pan and pour back into jug and mix with the batter
  4. Then get pan to a good heat and add the mixture, rolling it around in the pan until you have an equal layer. Not too thick!
  5. Let the pan side cure before flipping to the other side – either by literally flipping (always good fun) or by using a spatula carefully. Make sure the pancake is cooked on both sides before eating. Flipping is easier if your pan is not too heavy – and kids seem to love it when you flip them, but get some practice before you stick them to the ceiling!
  6. For successive pancakes add a small amount of butter to the pan and swirl it around before adding the next portion of batter.

Notes

How to eat pancakes is very personal. I like them with some sugar in the middle, rolled and then covered in lemon juice. But you can also use all sorts of different ingredients such as Maple Syrup, Lyle’s Golden Syrup, Nutella to get them to your taste.

Everyone and every country is different with their pancakes.

If you were in the Netherlands you would probably want a slightly different type of batter, but you could try frying a piece of bacon first and then adding batter to it in the pan, before covering with stroop (syrup) and powdered sugar to finish it off on the plate.

Whatever your preference, I have yet to find a kid that does not love them!

If you enjoyed this recipe please let us know below on the comments section.

For the kids, you may also wish to try this:

 

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