French Recipes: How to Make Crepes grand’mere / Classic Crêpes

French Recipes: How to Make Crepes grand’mere / Classic Crêpes

2 eggs
3/4 c. flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 c. milk
1 Tbsp. brandy
1 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled

Beat eggs and add flour and sugar, with a little milk if paste is too thick. Add remaining milk, brandy and melted cooled butter. Allow to stand for at least 1 hour.

Butter a 5-inch crêpe pan and heat until butter bubbles. Pour in about 1-1/2 tablespoons of batter, swirling it swiftly around the pan so the bottom is covered. Cook until light brown on one side-about a minute-turn crêpe over and cook on the other side for about half a minute. Turn out on paper towels or a tea towel. If crêpes are not to be used immediately, stack with waxed paper in between.

To freeze, put in freezer bags and seal. To defrost, set at room temperature for a short time. They will defrost more quickly if they are separated. But be careful, as crêpes are brittle and will crack easily in the frozen state. They can be refrozen and defrosted again without harm.

28 to 34 5-in. crêpes or 16 to 18 6-in. crêpes.

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  • Martinn Key2paris
    2017-02-02 07:14:34
    Martinn Key2paris
    Hello I don't put any sugar so you can use the batter for savory as well as sweet fillings. Also does not stick to the pan. Use oil in the batter and to grease the pan because burnt butter is not healthy. I put some beer in mine and the batter is very light. 200Gr flour (wheat, or a mix with buckwheat, corn flour, chesnut flour) 7 oz 2eggs 1/2 cup blond beer ( = for raising, light recipe) 1/2 liter whole milk ( Keep some extra to add if necessary to keep the batter thin) ( ½ quart) 2 TBS vegetable oil + extra for pancake pan As many Catholic celebrations, Chandeleur took over Celtic and Roman events. The Celts celebrated purification and fertility at the end of Winter on February 1st. Purifying the soil before Winter sowing. People were finishing the last year flour, wishing for prosperity for the next crop. The round shape and the yellow color of the “crèpe,” symbolize the Sun, when daylight increases. Roman celebrated the Lupercales around mid-February. Lupercus was the God for fecundity and herds. “Februare” means purify. Nativity was celebrated on December 25th. 40 days later (February 2nd) is the “relevailles” (churching for women after giving birth). Catholics celebrate the purification of the Virgin Mary, end of Winter darkness… For Chandeleur, people light all their candles. One tradition is to hold the pan in one hand, lift it quickly to flip the crèpe while you hold a gold coin on the other hand for prosperity. So to Summarize, Chandeleur means end of Winter, crops, prosperity, lights, purification. Will make some today February 2nd of course.