How To Make Crepes

How To Make Crepes

If you love crepes for breakfast, you’ll want to get a crepe maker that makes them fast and easy. Plus, I’ll share with you a simple and delicious crepe recipe that only requires five ingredients.

Making crepes at home can be tricky and time-consuming. You have to swirl the batter around a skillet, hope it doesn’t stick, and try to get a nice round shape. But with a crepe maker, you can skip all that hassle and make perfect crepes in minutes!

This crepe maker is amazing and super easy to use. It makes thin, round, and delicate crepes in about 90 seconds each. You can make a big stack of crepes for your family in no time.
How to use a crepe maker for perfect crepes

This is not just a regular crepe pan that you have to pour and spread the batter on.

Isn’t that cool? You just plug in the base and let the crepe maker heat up. Meanwhile, you mix up your crepe batter and pour it into the dipping pan that comes with it.
When the crepe maker is hot enough, the red light will turn on. Then you lightly grease the crepe maker. You can use melted butter or nonstick spray to do this. I like to spray it and then wipe it with a napkin.

Now comes the fun part! You gently place the crepe maker on top of the batter and hold it there for five seconds. (Tip: start from one side and roll it over the batter. Don’t press it down too hard or you’ll get batter on the sides of the crepe maker.)

After five seconds, you lift the crepe maker off the batter and put it back on the base. It will have a thin layer of batter on it that will cook in about 60 seconds.

When the light goes off again, the crepe is ready. You can use the spatula to loosen the edge and then flip the crepe onto a plate. It should come off easily if you greased the maker well enough. If not, just peel it off gently.

How to use a crepe maker: tips + tricks

Below is our favorite easy crepe recipe (only five common ingredients!), but before that, here are some more tips for using the crepe maker:

Don’t worry if your first few tries are not perfect. It takes some practice to get the dipping technique right. This is not hard, and my older kids can do it easily, but we all had to try a few times before we got it right. The first batch might not be flawless, but it will still be tasty. The first crepe of each batch is usually not the best one either.

You only cook one side of the crepe, which is how they do it in France. However, that means the first crepe you flip might stick to the plate a little bit. That’s ok because it’s usually not the prettiest one anyway. The rest of the crepes can be stacked on top of each other and they won’t stick together.

If you want very thin crepes, only dip the maker in the batter for three seconds. I like mine a bit thicker, so I dip it for five seconds.

It takes about 90 seconds to make a crepe, which means you can make a dozen in less than 20 minutes. However, I have a big family and my teenage boys eat a lot, so I often make three times as much and watch something on TV while I cook them all. I’m thinking about getting another crepe maker so I can make two at a time!

Some recipes say you have to chill the batter for up to 24 hours before making crepes. I never do that and our recipe always works great! Just make sure to blend it well until there are no lumps.

How To Make Crepes

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