Crepes the basic recipe

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Crepes the basic recipe

The dish was created by a mistake made by a 14-year-old assistant waiter Henri Carpentier in 1895 at the Maitre of the Cafde Paris in Monte Carlo. He was preparing a dessert for the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII (1841-1910) of England.


  • 3 eggs
  • 250 g of flour 00
  • 500 ml of milk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • butter for the pan about 50 g


In a bowl beat the eggs, add the milk and a pinch of salt, always whisking. Sift the flour and add it to the egg and milk mixture, mix with a whisk to prevent lumps from forming. Mix until you get a nice fluid batter. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. After the rest time has elapsed, heat a non-stick pan, grease it carefully with a knob of butter and remove the excess fat with a piece of paper. Pour a ladle of batter and tilt and rotate the pan evenly. Let it cook, finish the dough and serve sweet or savory.

Crepes the basic recipe

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