Crêpes basic recipe

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In my family, my mother has this little tradition to declare gray, cold, rainy weather a “perfect weather to make crêpes”. With the upcoming winter, we have got quite some of these days, and it reminded me of this. Here is a recipe for vegan crêpes, so that you can also enjoy the sad rainy days a little more! 🙂

Crêpes basic recipe

15 minutes // 2×125 kcal

* IngrEdients *

  • 40 g wheat flour
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 100 mL rice milk (or another type of vegetable milk)
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla aroma or vegan alcohol (see note at the end)
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 too old or too small potato

* ReCIPE *

  • Mix the flour and corn starch in a bowl.

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  • Add the rice milk and vanilla and stir until homogeneous.
  • Cut the potato in two and stick a fork on the top like on the picture below.
  • Put a little bit of oil in a small bowl or cup and spread it in a flat anti stick pan using the “potato tool”.
  • Warm the pan at medium heat.
  • When the pan is warm, stir the crêpes dough again (in case the maizena has gone a little solid) and pour half of it in the pan (for one crêpe).
  • Quickly incline the pan in all directions to make the dough spread on a bigger surface before it cooks.
  • Let it cook in the pan put stay next to it to check it often, it goes quite fast! When the top isn’t liquid anymore and the edges start to stick out of the pan, try lifting the dough a little to see if the under side is cooked. If it is, flip the crêpe!

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  • It doesn’t take long either to cook on the other side so, check it often too. The crêpe is ready when it is at least golden on most of its surface, at most with a lot of brown stains. 🙂
  • Prepare the second crêpe.
  • Spread the crêpes with your favourite spread. French usually use sugar, jam or chocolate spread, but I personnally love using almond butter or cashew butter and adding maple syrup on top at the end.
  • Fold the crêpes or roll them. Here are different ways to fold the crêpes, the most common ones in France are 1, 3 and 10. (And I have seen 8 in several restaurants)
  • Bon appétit ! 🙂

Note: where I use vanilla, most French use alcohol. My mother uses the Norman alcohol calvados (you can find it here, and it is vegan), it really adds some nice flavour! A lot of people also use rum or beer.

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* Nutrition *

Energy (for 2 crêpes without spread) : 2×125kcal [carbs : 45g; fats : 6g; proteins : 4g]

This recipe (without spread) is a good source of :

  • Selenium

This recipe (without spread) also contains :

  • Vitamin E

Sources:
– EFSA
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