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1-1-1-1 Crepes

Decadent, yet simple crepes recipe that will amaze family and friends every time.


French crepes have a certain wow factor. When seen served up at trendy hot spots, or dressed up on social media, it might make them seem like a complicated dish. In reality, they are the easiest thing to make if you remember the 1-1-1-1 rule: 1 cup flour, 1 egg, 1 cup milk, and 1 cup water.

That’s it for the batter! It's very thin, but this is exactly what’s needed to make super delicate crepes that are soft and slightly chewy.


No fancy crepe machines are needed to get near restaurant quality crepes, just patience and a good quality non-stick pan. No oil is needed if you have a good quality non stick pan, but if you are sceptical, a little baking spray will work. However, baking spray makes it harder to spread the batter.


Fill your crepes with sweet fillings such as Nutella, fruits and whip cream, or go savoury with mushrooms, or chicken! Either way, this is a great way to make your meal look elegant. Go that little extra mile and serve crepes with strawberries in glasses at your next brunch!

 

Ingredients

(Makes 12 servings)

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup water

 

Directions

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together with a whisk until there are no lumps. (One or two lumps won't ruin the crepes.)

Preheat non-stick skillet on low heat. Pour a small ladle of the batter in the centre of the pan and encourage the batter to spread out by tipping the pan in a circular motion. This should result in a thin, round crepe.


Flip the crepe after approx. 1 minute. Keep heat on low to prevent burning. The crepe should just be a pale golden colour. If the crepe is darker, your heat is too high. This will result in dry and brittle crepes instead of soft and malleable ones.


As each crepe finishes cooking, stack them on top of each other on a plate to keep soft, or fill immediately with the filling of your choice and serve.


Makes approx. 12 crepes. Store crepes in an airtight container for 3-4 days to use as needed.

 
 

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

total calories = 53 | total fat = 0.97g | saturated fat = 0.41g | cholesterol = 17.92mg | sodium = 92.5mg | net carbohydrates = 8.08g | dietary fibre = 0.33g | sugars = 1g | protein = 2.58g

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