This is an easy to make crepe recipe for all you sweet loving breakfast lovers.
My first taste of crepes were in the streets of Paris by the Seine river. I can remember the sweet smell which drew me close. I watched in amazement as a young girl twirled this batter around in an enormous crepe machine. She made it look so effortless.
As I stood there looking at my choices, I learned there were a number of ways crepes could be enjoyed. You can fill them with pretty much anything that is sweet or savory. Overwhelmed with choices at that time, I chose to have mine filled with just sugar. A very simple filling that was so delicious that it allowed me to taste the flavor of these crispy, hugely folded crepes. I'll never forget how wonderful my experience was. These crepes made me fall in love in Paris.
One of the keys to a delicious crepe is in the way it is cooked over a skillet. The trick is to cook over a medium high heat and to spread the batter out thinly.
Here is a recipe to really bump a basic crepe to a top notch breakfast that will leave everyone wanting more!
Chocolate Nutella filled Crepes
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 1 hr Yields: 8 crepes Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup whole milk
2 tbsp. butter, melted
Additional fillings: Nutella fresh fruit powdered sugar whip cream
In a blender, add all the ingredients and blend until well combined and there are no lumps. If you are mixing by hand, add all the dry ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk eggs and milk together. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk well. Then add melted butter.
Let the batter rest in a bowl outside for 30 mins. or leave overnight in fridge to make the next day. This allows the air bubbles to settle and for the gluten to develop.
Heat up a skillet on medium high heat. Use a brush to evenly spread the butter (or you can use regular oil).
Drop about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and swirl quickly and evenly to coat a thin layer.
Cook for 1 minute then use a spatula to loosen the crepe and flip over when it is golden. Cook for 1 more minute. Stack crepes in layers to keep them warm.
Serve crepes with melted Nutella, fresh fruits, powdered sugar, or whipped cream.