Sunday, March 28, 2010

French Dessert Crepes

First of all, please excuse the photos: I am not a photographer. Some of the photos have turned out better (or maybe I should say more appetizing )than others!
This is probably our favorite recipe of my Dad's. He would make these every Christmas morning, and now and again whenever we were in the mood for a light, breakfast-type meal. Our favorite way to eat them is with strawberries and whipped cream, but lemon juice and sugar, or with other fruits would be great too.

2 Eggs
1 C milk
2 T melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 C flour

Whisk the wet ingredients together. Add the flour and salt. Whip it in the blender or by hand until smooth. Heat the skillet to a medium heat; lightly butter or spray with cooking spray. Put approx. 1/4 cup of the batter in the pan and tip to spread the batter to the edges to coat the pan. It will be very thin. When it starts to bubble, flip over and cook briefly on the other side. Pile them together on plate until you are done cooking. They can be made ahead and reheated in the microwave. This recipe make approx. 12 crepes.


  1. Yum Jodie! We decided to make crepes our Christmas morning tradition a couple years ago, because you can make them ahead, so no cooking for me! My favourite are banana dessert crepes though. Heat sliced bananas with brown sugar in a skillet, fill crepe and serve with ice cream and caramel sauce. I'm looking forward to your yummy recipes!

  2. I can't think of crepes without thinking of Dad. I have many memories of him making crepes for us. Thanks for posting this. I will have to attempt to make them.
    Love the blog

  3. What a wonderful tribute. It was so great talking to you...I miss you. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I am only a call away if you need me.



  4. Okay. I just ate dinner and I'm hungry again. These look wonderful!