Crepe making

by - April 27, 2015

I was raised with a very strong awareness of my french heritage and it permeates most everything I do: my career is based around it, we speak it in our home, and our recipes reflect it.  It gives me a way to keep my Grandma's culture and traditions alive for my children.
When I lived in Quebec City during 2nd year university, my roommate, Natalie would make this sucre à la crème for us and we would eat it by the pot full.  Thanks to her, I am able to bring a little of la belle province into our world.  Now you can't have sucre à la crème without crèpes and up until now I've mostly be making dessert crèpes.   Add some banana, strawberries, Saskatoon berries and you have a master piece for breakfast. Or, you could add Nutella as well, because everything is better with Nutella.
But lately we've been venturing into savoury crèpes, or suppertime crèpes.  We've played with ham, asparagus and a honey/olive oil sauce and also steak mixed with spinach, brie and mushrooms with a balsamic glaze.  I look forward to the freshly picked asparagus from the garden and maybe some zucchini...who knows.
All I know is that once you've mastered the art of crèpe making, you will want them all the time!

Here's my 1 minute tutorial on the making of crèpe, which is difficult, but the key is having a low-medium heat, a greased pan and the ability to quickly spread the batter.


Crepes from Dee on Vimeo.


And the recipes:

Crèpes
Printable Recipe

Sucre à la crème
Printable Recipe

Have a great week!
D

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13 comments

  1. Everything is better with Nutella!

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  2. you made the look so easy...I have to say, I've never had a crepe before...bad right? I always watch other people eat them, LOL. I'm going to try this. Do you have to use that sort of flat pan?

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  3. Looooooooooove crepes! Thanks for this

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  4. yayayayayay! I'm so excited for this. These will be made at our house this weekend for sure, with the Sucre a la creme. Thanks for posting the video of how you swirl them into the pan - very helpful.

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  5. That looks so easy! Mic loves crepes, so I will need to give these a try!

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  6. And also everything is better with clam

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  7. It takes practice....which involves lots of crepe eating, which isn't a horrible thing

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  8. I have a flat crepe pan, but you can use any frying pan. You should try! They are nice and light.

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  9. Looks delicious! Love the tutorial and seeing you in the kitchen. Such a chef...seriously!

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  10. If things go well, I will try it this weekend!

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  11. I think I had seen this post earlier and came back to it today. Guess I am craving crepes. CurlyCraftyMom put together a crepe basket as a suggested Mother's Day gift. Love this idea.

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Have a lovely day!