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How to make a crepe – the French way

February 5, 2013 10:00 am
posted by Elodie

 

After a tough day on the piste, there is nothing more satisfying than a good old French crepe! Sure, you can pick one up in most French ski resorts, but with our recipe you can try and make your own in your ski apartment!

Firstly a little history lesson.

Crepes are very old, originating in Brittany, France around 7000 years BC. At that time they were more like big pancakes than our current thin crepes.  Apparently the old tradition required you to flip the first Crepe from the right hand and keep a Louis d’Or coin on the left hand to ensure prosperity in life. Only for experts maybe!

How to make a crepe - the French way

Cooking the crepes

So how to make your own crepe…..

Ingredients  to make 20 crepes :

  • 250g of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g of sugar
  • 1/2 litre of milk
  • 50g of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • Little bit of Rum or beer

Put the flour, the sugar, the vanilla sugar and the salt in a large salad bowl. Add the eggs one by one and mix quickly. Include the milk little by little to avoid creating lumps by using a whisk or a wooded spatula. Melt the butter and add. Mix all until you obtain a nice liquid pastry.

Leave the mixture to rest for one hour at least and then you are ready to cook!

Being French, we like to add a bit of rum, but experiment with your own flavours. Popular extras include lemon, orange  or even beer! You can serve it with fruits, chocolate or whipped cream.

Even better, comment below and share your favourites with us!

Crepes made easy

You may not know that in many of our self-catering apartments and holiday villages you can purchase all your Crepe ingredients and get them delivered to your door!

French Crepes

Your blogger Elodie with her crepes

Bon Appétit!

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