recipe

Just a little bit of gluten keeps these fancy French pancakes tender and soft.

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses the stovetop
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 45 minutes
yield
  • Serves 4 (Makes 10 crepes)

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Prepare Ingredients

½ teaspoon
vegetable oil
1 cup (5 ounces)
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
sugar
¼ teaspoon
salt
1½ cups (12 ounces)
whole milk
3
large eggs
2 tablespoons
unsalted ­butter, melted and cooled
Your favorite fillings and toppings

Gather Cooking Equipment

10-­inch nonstick skillet
Paper towels
2
bowls (1 large, 1 medium)
Whisk
Cooling rack
¼-cup dry measuring cup
Spatula
2
large microwave-­safe plates
Oven mitts
1
 
½ teaspoon
vegetable oil

Add oil to 10-inch nonstick skillet. Use paper towel to spread oil into thin, even coating on bottom of skillet. Discard paper towel. Heat skillet over low heat for at least 5 minutes.

 
2
 
1 cup (5 ounces)
all-­purpose flour
1 teaspoon
sugar
¼ teaspoon
salt
1½ cups (12 ounces)
whole milk
3
large eggs

While skillet is heating, in large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt. In medium bowl, whisk together milk and eggs.

 
3
 
2 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Add half of milk mixture to flour mixture and whisk until smooth. Add melted butter and whisk until combined. Add remaining milk mixture and whisk until smooth.

 
4
 

Set cooling rack next to stove. Increase heat to medium and heat skillet for 1 more minute.

 
5
 

Use ¼-cup dry measuring cup to portion first crepe following photos, below.

2up scooping batter into skillet, swirling skillet

Use ¼-cup dry measuring cup to scoop ¼ cup batter from bowl. Lift skillet off heat and pour batter into far side of skillet.

Swirl skillet gently in circles and shake until batter evenly covers bottom of skillet.

 
6
 

Return skillet to heat and cook until surface looks dry and crepe starts to brown at edges, 1 to 1½ minutes. Working quickly, slide spatula under crepe and flip crepe. Cook until second side is spotty brown, 15 to 30 seconds.

 
7
 

Carefully slide crepe from skillet onto cooling rack (use spatula to help transfer if needed). Return skillet to heat. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with remaining batter, stacking cooked crepes on top of each other on cooling rack. Turn off heat.

 
8
 
Your favorite fillings and toppings

Transfer stack of crepes to large microwave-safe plate. Place second plate, upside down, on top of crepes. Heat in microwave until warm, 30 to 60 seconds. Use oven mitts to remove from microwave and remove top plate. Fill crepes with your favorite fillings, fold in half or into quarters, and top with your favorite toppings. Serve.