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Crêpes

Sweet or savory, for breakfast or for dinner, crêpes are the perfect meal. There are so many different things you can fill them with, or just pile your toppings high on the outside.

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You can combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix by hand, or use a blender. Let batter sit for 30 minutes, this allows the flours to completely absorb the liquids.

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In a crêpe pan, or small saucepan (mine is 6″), pour about 1/4 cup of batter into center of hot and lightly oiled pan. Quickly tilt pan so batter thins out and covers the entire bottom of the pan.

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Once the edges set and start to brown and curl up, flip pancake over.

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To speed the cooking process up, I like to have a second larger pan ready that I can use to cook the other side of the pancake. Flip the pancake directly into the second pan, and as its cooking pour more batter into the smaller pan to get another pancake cooking. Once cooked, roll up and store under a cover until ready to serve.

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Crêpes
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Serves: 5
Thin pancakes that can be filled with your favorite toppings.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • ½ cup sorghum flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk or milk alternative
  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tsp sugar, optional (omit for savory crêpes)
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, or in a blender, combine flours, salt and eggs.
  2. Combine milk and melted butter, then slowly add into the flour mixture while constantly whisking (or while blender is running). Mix until batter is free of lumps, then let sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat crêpe pan (or 6" fry pan), with a bit of oil. Once hot, spoon in about ¼ cup of batter, swirling it around to thin out and coat the bottom of the pan.
  4. Once edges start to brown and curl up, flip to cook other side.
  5. Once cooked, roll up and store in a covered container to stay warm and soft until ready to use.
Notes
As a sweet dish, fill or top crêpes with fresh fruit, jam, whipped cream, and or syrup. For a savory dish, fill crêpes with things like cheese, grilled asparagus, mushrooms, and ham, then top with a hollandaise or bernaise sauce.

 

6 Responses to Crêpes

  1. Valerie July 13, 2014 at 6:20 am #

    Can gluten free four be used in place of the rice and sorghum flour?

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley July 13, 2014 at 8:48 am #

      Yes a gluten free flour blend can be substituted. Although just be aware (this goes for any recipe really) that gluten free flours all have different tastes, textures and properties, so using a different flour blend may produce slightly different results. And I’ve only tested this recipe with rice and sorghum. But please let me know how your blend turns out and what you used so we can share your results with everyone!

  2. Mikey October 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    thanx Marla

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley October 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

      I hope you are enjoying all our recipes!

  3. Diane January 30, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

    Can I use coconut flour?

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley January 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

      Because of the denseness of coconut flour I wouldn’t recommend using it in crepes – which is a very thin and delicate pancake. However if you do want to try it, I would only replace 1/4 cup of the flour called for in the recipe with coconut flour. Once its blended, you may need to add another egg due it the heaviness of the flour and its ability to really absorb liquids (otherwise the crepes could end up way to dry).

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