Delightfully Delicious Crepe Recipe
If you prefer crepe-style pancakes over American-style, these are a great option. Delicious and fun to make with the whole family, you’ll love making and eating them!
100g plain flour
300ml semi-skimmed milk
1 tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable, plus extra for frying
pinch of salt
Put the plain flour and a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and crack the eggs into the middle. Pour in about 50ml from the 300ml of semi-skimmed milk and 1 tbsp sunflower oil then start whisking from the centre, gradually drawing the flour into the eggs, milk and oil. Once all the flour is incorporated, beat until you have a smooth, thick paste. Add a little more milk if it is too stiff to beat.
Add a good splash of milk and whisk to loosen the thick batter. While still whisking, pour in a steady stream of the remaining milk. Continue pouring and whisking until you have a batter that is the consistency of slightly thick single cream.
Heat the pan over a moderate heat, then wipe it with oiled kitchen paper. Ladle some batter into the pan, tilting the pan to move the mixture around for a thin and even layer. Quickly pour any excess batter into the mixing bowl, return the pan to the heat.
Leave to cook, undisturbed, for about 30 secs. If the pan is the right temperature, the pancake should turn golden underneath after about 30 secs and will be ready to turn. Hold the pan handle, ease a palette knife under the pancake, then quickly lift and flip it over. Make sure the pancake is lying flat against the base of the pan with no folds, then cook for another 30 secs before turning out onto a warm plate.
Enjoy with plenty of toppings or keep it simple with lemon and sugar.