Pancakes are now a famous part of the world cuisine. Many countries serve pancakes during various times of the day. When I was younger, pancake was almost an everyday stuff for breakfast. And now I still get my share of pancakes when I can. Because I loved eating pancake, I was introduced to different varieties of them. One of them is called the crepe, a very thin type of pancake made from buckwheat flour of wheat flour. Popular in Brazil, Belgium, Canada, France, Portugal and Switzerland, crepes are frequently served with large amounts of savory or sweet filling, like ice cream or fruit, sometimes seafood. In Brazil, these crepes are filled with ground meat. Also in other parts of Europe, there are special stands selling crepes, with Nutella for topping. Even in China, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and other East Asian nations, crepes have become popular and are a commonly sold in kiosks and stands.
How Do You Make Crepes
With this hype surrounding crepes, one might be interested on how to make crepes. So, how do you make crepes? The following instructions are simple guides on how to make crepes.
For the ingredients, you would need a cup of all purpose flour, 2 eggs and one half cup of milk, one half cup of water, one fourth teaspoon of salt and two tablespoons of melted butter. Now that you’ve got your ingredients, you can start making the batter.
Whisk the flour and the eggs together in a large mixing bowl. You add in milk and water gradually while stirring the mixture to combine the ingredients. You then add the butter and the salt, and then beat the mixture until smooth. This part usually takes 10 minutes. After making the batter, you proceed into heating a lightly oiled frying pan or griddle over a medium high heat. After the pan or griddle is heated, you pour about one fourth cup of batter into the pan or griddle for each crepe. You then spread the batter evenly about the surface by tilting it in a circular motion. You should cook the crepe for roughly 2 minutes or when the bottom is light brown. After that, you loosen the crepe using a spatula, and turn to cook the other side. Repeat the cooking procedure until you have no batter.
Sweet filled crepes can be served as part of breakfasts or desserts. These crepes can be topped and filled with maple syrup, whipped cream, custard, sliced soft fruits, fruit spreads, preserves, lemon juice, granulated or powdered sugar or Nutella. For crepes served for lunch or dinner, a savory filling are usually ham and eggs, cheese, mushrooms, ratatouille, and other various meat products. You can even add your own touch on the crepe by adding any filling you want. It’s entirely up to your imagination and creativity.
Now that you know how to make a crepe, dazzle your friends by giving them your home made crepe. What’s more better than a freshly made crepe is a freshly made crepe shared with friends.