Crêpes – French Pancakes

These thin, delicate pancakes are not only versatile but also surprisingly simple to make. Whether for a quick meal, a gourmet snack or a festive candle, crepes offer endless possibilities for all tastes.

Step by Step Instructions


Crepes are a culinary specialty of Breton origin, appreciated for their fine texture and delicate taste. They come in sweet or savory versions, allowing a wide variety of toppings, from the simplest like sugar and lemon, to the most elaborate like jam, chocolate, or even preparations based on cheese, meat, and vegetables.
The pancake batter, made from flour, eggs, milk, and a touch of butter or oil, is child's play to prepare. Traditionally cooked on a crepe maker or a hot frying pan, the crepe turns out to be a convivial dish that brings together young and old around the table. Bon appétit!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 crêpe pan or a medium non-stick pan or cast-iron frying pan 
  • 1 large spatula


  • tbsp butter (50 g)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp sugar (for sweet crêpes) or a pinch of salt (for savory crêpes)
  • 2 cups milk (500 ml) or non-dairy milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (250 g) or gluten free flour
  • 1 tbsp rum *
  • cooking spray


Prepare the Batter

  • Melt the butter.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar and ¼ of milk. Whisk everything.
    Add the sifted flour little by little and finally add the remaining milk.
  • When the batter is smooth, add the melted butter and the rum (or vanilla or lemon zest or orange blossom water).
  • You can start the crêpes right away but it is better to let the batter rest for at least 30 minutes to allow the flour to fully absorb the liquid.
    You can also let it rest overnight in the fridge with a cover.

Cook the Crêpes

  • Heat a non-stick skillet or crêpe pan over medium heat.
  • Lightly grease the pan with butter or cooking spray.
  • Pour a small amount of batter into the center of the pan, swirling it around to spread thinly.
  • Cook the crêpe for about 1-2 minutes until the edges start to lift and the bottom is lightly golden
  • Carefully flip the crêpe with the spatula and cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute on the other side.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining batter, stacking the cooked crêpes on a plate.

Serve and Enjoy:

  • Fill your crêpes with your favorite toppings, whether it's Nutella, fresh berries, ham and cheese, or a sprinkle of sugar and a squeeze of lemon.


*or some lemon zest or few drops of vanilla extract or 1 tsp of orange blossom water.
Keyword French pancakes, gluten free, Quick & Easy

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