Thin French pancakes, or crepes: recipes and especially cooking


2018-03-20 12:41:11




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Every cuisine in the world there is an old, original recipe pancakes. They can be from different flour, different thickness and sizes. Buckwheat, wheat, rice, corn, oat, sponge and simple – the variety is not listed. And despite the fact that the thin pancakes we are accustomed to consider native Russian, have a similar dish in many other countries. As a rule, they do not differ in composition but all have specific features.

Today we talk about the thin French pancakes. They are called “pancakes”.

Features crepes

French crepes

Delicate and fragrant pancakes are often associated with Brittany, but however to prepare them love throughout France. Moreover, the popularity they compete with traditional croissant.

Make the Sweet pancakes, usually made from wheat flour, and salt buckwheat preferred. The latter is traditionally served with hearty toppings: the mushrooms, egg and ham, artichoke, cheese, Ratatouille. The filling is placed in the center and the edges of the dough neatly tuck like envelope.

Sweet pancakes are served for dessert and Breakfast. They can simply be drizzled with butter or chocolate and dusted with powdered sugar. For more complex fillings use whipped cream, fruit, syrups, custards, jellies. There is even a special kind of – crêpes Suzette. They are served with a fragrant orange sauce cooked with liqueur "Cointreau" or "Grand Marnier".

Crepes – this is one of the most important recipes for every professional chefs, as it is the base, i.e. an excellent platform for further experiments with filling. Well, simple Housewives to take note of a recipe of French pancakes, as they say, God himself commanded.


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Crepes: ingredients for the dough

French crepes recipe

In fact, in ingredient composition crepes and process for their preparation there is absolutely nothing complicated. Products to test can be found in each fridge, as well as for filling. One of us there is a simple jar of jam or jam?!

So, for the dough you need to take:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter;
  • 350 ml milk;
  • 125 g flour;
  • ½ tsp salt.


thin French pancakes

In a bowl, first beat eggs lightly with a regular Corolla. Then add all the other ingredients and mix well. Should be liquid and homogeneous dough.

To prepare French pancakes, use a good frying pan. As a rule, experienced Housewives used the same time. In these pans more than anything else is fried. However, it is now possible to purchase special dish with very low sides.

The Pan heat up well and lightly grease with butter. Then in the centre pour the batter. Its volume should be equal to about ¼ Cup. Quickly, before it managed to catch, evenly spread it on the surface of the pan, just tilt it in the right direction.

French crepes recipe

Bake until the pancake until the edges start to dry and podvorachivaetsya, middle, and hardens. Then flip it and fry for another few minutes. French crepes have two distinctive features. First, they are very very thin, almost transparent. Secondly, they are not crispy and not rosy and milky white.

French crepes with eggs and ham

As mentioned above, the filling for the crepes can be practically any, that is the one that taste good to you and your family. We recommend you to try the most common of savoury options – ham and egg.

To start prepare French pancakes, the recipe of which is indicated above. Set them to the side. Fry in a pan with eggs. In the center of each pancake, place a slice of ham. Then carefully place fried egg. Tuck the edges as in the photo. Breakfast on top sprinkle green onions, black pepper and salt.

French crepes

The Technology of preparation of the second version of French pancakes with eggs is somewhat different. It allows you to apply them piping hot. Roast a pancake on one side until light Golden brown, no need to flip. Break in the center of the egg and tuck the edges as shown in the photo. Then bring to readiness of egg. You can cover the pan lid on for 1-2 minutes. From the top you can sprinkle the egg pancake with greens and slices of toasted bacon in advance.

French crepes Suzette: orange recipe sauce

In order to cook a tart, sweet and fragrant orange sauce classic crepes, you'll need:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter;
  • 50-60 g sugar + powdered sugar for sprinkling;
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel;
  • 1/3 Cup fresh orange juice;
  • 20 ml liqueur Grand Marnier;
  • 2 tbsp of cognac.

The sauce

French crepes Suzette

The cooking of the sauce should be ready once the crêpes are ready. In the bowl of a food processor until uniform and smooth mix butter, orange zest andsugar. Without turning off the machine, gradually add orange juice.

Preheat the oven. In the center of each pancake put the orange oil on then roll it twice in half, should get a triangle. Place them on a greased sheet in a line, slightly overlapping. Then sprinkle 2 tbsp of sugar and bake in the oven on medium heat, about two minutes. The surface should get caramelized.

Heat-resistant utensils carefully transfer the pancakes using the spatula. In a separate saucepan, heat the liqueur and brandy. Ignite the mixture and gently pour it on the surface of the pancakes. Tilting a plate to the sides evenly wet them and thereby extinguish the flame. French crepes with orange sauce should be served while they are still very hot.

Crepes with cheese, sour cream and herbs

French crepes Suzette recipe

To prepare a delicious cheese crepes stuffed with sour cream and herbs, you need to make some adjustments to the recipe. Everything is quite simple. Add grated on a coarse grater cheese (100-150 g for the above quantity of milk and flour). Dough stir well, there should be no lumps. Then cook pancakes on heated pan, as it should be.

In a separate bowl, mix 1 Cup of thick cream, chopped green onions and add to taste pepper and salt. On the surface of each pancake with a thin layer put ½ tbsp filling, retreating by 1-1. 5 cm from the edge. Then turn them in "cigar". Serve pancakes with cheese and sour cream to the table hot.

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