What is a Crêpe?
A crêpe (pronounced “kreyp”) is a one syllable word that is known for being one of the most delicious dishes out there. A crêpe is a type of very thin, cooked pancake that can be used as the basis of a savory or sweet recipe. Defined as “to cover or clothe,” crêpes are traditionally enjoyed with cider and wrapped around a delicious filling. Originating in northern France , they are made by pouring batter onto a hot plate or frying pan and thinned out by using a crêpe trowel, making quick circular swipes to get it nice and thin.[related]
Fill your crêpe with almost anything you are craving, some great combinations include:
- Banana and Nutella
- Ham and cheese
- Roasted vegetables
- Melted chocolate and strawberries
- Your favorite jams and fruits
To make a crêpe at home, try out this fabulous crêpe recipe. A little brandy in the batter sets these light and airy crêpes apart!