Delicious French Crepe Recipe for Crepes Suzette and More

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On Monday, I shared the news about my exciting new partnership with Motrin and my upcoming Make it Happen Monday challenge. I decided that I wanted to master some new cooking skills by creating a classic French menu. With Coquilles St. Jacques as the appetizer, Coq au Vin for a main dish and Crepes Suzette for dessert, I’m looking forward to tasting the results!

I’ve already been busy working towards reaching my goal by reading about some of the classic techniques I’ll need to employ, shopping for ingredients and talking to friends that have made the dishes before. And since there will be plenty of cooking to do on the big day, I also decided to make part of the food in advance.

basic french crepes recipe

The basic French crepe recipe I’ll be using for the Crepes Suzette makes crepes that can be prepared in advance and frozen. And while I’m sure they’ll be delicious in this recipe, they’re actually great to have on hand to fill with all kinds of tasty delicacies!

ingredients for basic crepes

What I love about these crepes is that that they’re suitable for both sweet and savoury dishes. While you could make them a little sweeter by blending in a few tablespoons of sugar, I personally find that the sweet fillings often used with the crepes provide all the flavour I need anyways.

Now that I have the crepes ready, I’ll need to practice my flambé techniques, since the final dish requires lighting Grand Marnier syrup on fire. I have to admit that I’m a little nervous about that since it’s something I’ve never done before when cooking, so I figure practicing beforehand just makes sense!

basic french crepes

I’ll soon be sharing the results of my challenge and the recipes I made, so make sure to check back in and see how I did! And if you’ve mastered this French crepe recipe and are looking for something a little heartier, check out this Classic Waffle Recipe!

basic french crepes

Basic French Crepes

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Basic crepes suitable for both sweet and savoury fillings.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, beat eggs and milk with electric mixer until combined.
  2. Add flour and beat until smooth. Add butter and blend into batter.
  3. Let batter sit in fridge for approximately one hour.
  4. Heat stovetop burner to medium. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into greased non-stick pan and swirl pan to coat bottom.
  5. Cook one minute, flipping halfway through, until crepes are barely golden.
  6. Remove to plate and repeat with remaining batter.
  7. Fill and eat crepes or freeze for up to one month.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

64 thoughts on “Delicious French Crepe Recipe for Crepes Suzette and More”

  1. When I was a kid my sister mastered the crepe. She would make them almost every weekend sometimes during the week. And I think this may be the exact recipe. So good!!

  2. I had no idea you could freeze them either.. I think I am a little too chicken to try the flambe technique as well :)

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