One might logically associate crepes with Paris and French Cuisine. For me I think of my childhood growing up in Tokyo, and my favorite thing in the world was the crepes stand in Omote Sando. I am in Tokyo now for vacation and my week is not yet done; I have already made two trips to the crepe stand- they are just as good as I remember. It is nice to know some things never change. The question is will I get a third and finally Crepe before I leave?
Now Crepes are very simple and wonderful to make, they can be either savory or sweet. I know one person that makes them a little sweeter and serves them instead of pancakes. One of my favorite dinners a crepe filled with ratatouille. I find that if I am out of practice when making crepes the first couple don’t turn out how I would like. Don’t be discouraged if that is the case when you are making them.
3/4 plus 2 tablespoons cups of milk ( add milk is consistency is too think)
½ cup of sugar (if making for dessert crepes)
1 cup of flour
A squirt of lemon
Optional 1 teaspoon of vanilla (If for dessert crepes)
Butter for cooking
Whisk eggs and milk together, slowly pouring in sugar. Once well combined stir flour in until well combined, followed by the lemon and vanilla.
Preheat pan, lightly greased with butter, once pan is heated pour 1/3- 1/2 cup of crepe mixture into pan, move the pan around in a circular motion to have batter spread out evenly. Cook for about 30 seconds and then flip crepe and cook the other side.
Great to serve with Nutella, Cinnamon Sugar, Fruits, Ham & Cheese, the possibilities are endless!