Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Crepes (Thin Pancakes)

About 1 quart of milk (can be more or less depends of the flour you use)
4 tbsp of sugar
1-2 eggs
3-4 cups of all purpose flour
0.5 tbsp of salt
Sunflower oil
0.5 tbs of baking soda

Mix eggs, sugar and salt in a big bowl till sugar is dissolved:

Add 1 cup of flour, 0.5 tbs of baking soda and mix:

Add 1 tbsp of sunflower oil and 1 cup of milk and mix well. Add the rest of prepared flour and mix again till batter become homogeneous, then start mixing in rest of the milk in small portions. You need to get thin batter, so stop adding milk when you get thickness like the following:

Live batter to rest for 10-15 minutes.

Warm 10” (or less) diameter frying pan on medium-high heat and oil it with sunflower oil. The actions you need to do next will require some kind of agility. Tilt frying pan with one hand, ladle batter with other and pour it on the pan from the top to the side. You need to tilt pan in circle motion to help batter to spread. You can add more batter if you see you ladled too less:

Put frying pan back to the burner when batter spread evenly and fry crepe till there is no more liquid batter on its edges:

Now you need to flip crepe to fry it from other side. Separate crepe’s edge from the frying pan (you can use knife or spatula, or any other tool), pick it up using your hands (or spatula again) and flip it to the other side:

Fry crepe from other side for same time
Move crepe to the big flat plate and spread butter on top of it:

Tips & Advices:
Thickness of the batter can be corrected later on by adding more flour if you need more stiff batter, or mixing in a bit of milk if you need to make it thiner.
If crepe tears apart when you are trying to flip it to fry from other side you can try to add 1 more egg or/and a bit of flour to the batter.
It is good if you use cast-iron frying pan to make crepes, however if you don’t have cast-iron pan in your kitchen “arsenal” you can use pretty much any other frying pan. Also good if your pan has low sides, it is much easier to flip crepes if so. Well, how you can see on photos I was “lucky” enough to not have both, but it worked for me even without. However having not cast-iron frying pan with tall sides could require more agility while making crepes.

Source: enjoyyourcooking

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