Yesterday before I started writing this recipe I wanted to test it one more time to ensure it works, I only made 10, my kids ate them but I got the complaint of 'is that all you made'.
For this site I have provided the recipe, but in truth you will only use the recipe 10-20 times maybe. Eventually you will be like me throwing egg, flour and milk into a bowl and mixing it together, you stop adding ingredients in, when you have reached the consistency you like.
Croatians call crepes 'palacinke', and I don't know anyone that can't make them, it is the go to dessert for many households in Croatia, because of the simple ingredients used to make them.
As for the fillings, if I'm going sweet, I love lemon and sugar, that is my favourite. My kids love nutella filled crepes. My husband loves his Croatian plum jam filled crepes. It is endless the amount of things you can do with a simple crepe.
Here on What's Cooking Ella I use crepes in the following recipes
Strawberry and Hazelnut Cream Crepes
Ricotta Filled Crepes
Strawberry and Nutella Crepes
Banana and Hazelnut Cream Crepes
Crepe Cake with Citrus Cream and a Berry Salad
Lemon Curd Crepe Cake
Chocolate Crepe Cake with Hazelnut Cream
Smoked Salmon Pancake Rolls
Savoury Crepes-Ham and Cheese or Ricotta and Spinach
Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni Crepes
You need two things to make them, one is a crepe pan, I love my scanpan crepe pan, which I have had for years, but you can buy any crepe pan. And two, as I can't flip a crepe like my husband can, I use a long thin plastic icing spatula to assist my flipping. You slide it under the centre of the crepe and flip it over, takes a few practices, but eventually you get it.
Crepes are not hard to make, they take a few attempts to master them, but once you have, you'll be making them for years.
Makes 10 crepes
160g plain flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Canola cooking spray
Make the pancakes: Place the eggs in a mixing bowl, add the flour. Add half of the milk; using a whisk, whisk until your mixture is lump free. Keep adding milk slowly until all the lumps have disappeared, then add remainder of milk, mix through. It is easier to get the lumps out, if the mixture is thick, so don't add all the milk in straight away. Leave to stand for 30 minutes. Strain the mix through a sieve to make them completely lump free-I however never do, more cleaning up, and a few tiny lumps don't make a difference, well, not for me at least.
Once you have made crepes a few times, you won't even use a recipe, it is something that is done by feel- the consistency determines how much of what ingredient is needed.
Now make a sweet or savoury crepe, whichever you prefer.
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