A classic crêpe is a thing of beauty – as thin as lace and with a golden tint, it really is the perfect vehicle for a plethora of flavours. Today is Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day, so make sure you treat yourself to this tasty morsel! This easy recipe for crêpes is a great one to have in your arsenal.
- 100g plain flour
- 2 large eggs
- 300ml milk
- 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying
- Combine all the ingredients and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter (a few small lumps of flour are fine). Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time to thicken the batter, or start cooking straight away.
- Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as each is ready, or taking cook’s privileges and sneaking the odd one as you go! If you’re feeling ambitious, flip the pancakes in the pan for pure spectacle.
- You can really get creative with the toppings! Our favourites include butter and brown sugar, the classic sugar and lemon, a heart blob of Nutella or cottage cheese and chilli sauce for a savoury kick!
Recipe inspired by BBC Good Food www.bbcgoodfood.com