Last Tuesday was La Chandeleur, so I decided to make crepes as it is usually the custom in France. I absolutely love crepes, they are tasty, fill you up and you can have sweet or savoury ones- what's not to like?
Crepes are a lot like pancakes, the only difference-I think-being the size? Crepes are bigger and thinner. The most favourite fillings are plain sugar (no lemon juice though), cocoa powder or...NUTELLA!!! This is a big favourite amongst French girls, the really decadent treat being Nutella and whipped cream crepe.
The recipe is very basic and only contains a few ingredients: 300 g of flour, 4 eggs, 125g of sugar, and 500 ml of milk. Just put everything in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until there's no lump left. You can then add a bit of flavouring: orange blossom water, vanilla extract, rum... I know some people add a bit of beer to make the crepes lighter.
As you can see there is no oil or butter in this recipe. You only use a bit of oil for the pan, and if you use a non-stick one like mine you hardly need any fat.
My favourite part (apart from eating them) is to flip the crepes! (I did cheat and use a spatula
for most of them though...)