the recipe for neutral dough

How to make crepes: sweet or savory, the one of French origin is a delicious recipe for all palates.

Ready for an amazing recipe? Today we prepare homemade crepes, a tasty and loved by all snack that can be prepared easily with some small tweaks. Did you know that crepe batter is neutral and is good for both savory and sweet ingredients? Yes, that’s right: the dough we recommend is therefore suitable for both savory and sweet crepes. Once ready, you can stuff them with the ingredients that suit you best they like.

In short, without further ado, let’s go straight to the kitchen to make wonderful crepes: the basic recipe, the procedure and all the ingredients for the crepes they will have no more secrets for you!

Crepes
Crepes

How to make crepes: basic recipe

Beat eggs and add milk

1. Take a large bowl and beat the eggs with a whisk pinch of salt. Add the milk slowly and jumbled up continuously until the ingredients are perfectly blended.

Combine flour and create batter

2. This is where la comes into play farina. For a perfect mixture for crepes, add it a little at a time, sieving it carefully, so as not to form any lumps. Incorporate everything well. A tip: do not beat the mixture too much, otherwise you will incorporate too much air and during cooking, bubbles will form which will make the crepes curl!
3. Once the batter it will be ready, leave it in the fridge to rest for half an hour, covered with a sheet of transparent film.

Melt butter in pan

4. After the necessary time, take it back and heat the butter in a pan.

Cook the crepes

5. For each crepe, cook a ladleful of batter: pour it into the already hot pan, roll it out evenly by rotating and cook for approx 1 minute per side.

And there it is video recipe to prepare them at home in a few minutes:

6. Continue until you run out of batter: enjoy your meal!

How to prepare crepes: recipes for savory crepes

salmon crepes
salmon crepes

As you may have understood, more than dough we are talking about the filling of savory crepes. In short, once you have obtained your little pancakes, all you have to do is stuff them. But how? There is nothing else to do here but unleash fantasy, even if you have to do it… methodically! In fact, the secret of a perfect crepe is balance, and the advice we give you is to alternate ingredients of different textures but with flavours complementary.

  • Use a soft cheesespreadable and creamy, is certainly an excellent start: philadelphia (which goes great with salmon and chives), or stracchino, perfect to combine with any sausage or sliced.
  • You can then cook some elements separately, such as mushrooms, sautéed vegetables or other.
  • In the end remember the condiments (salt, oil and pepper above all) and to put some greenery: rocket, chives, parsley and other aromatic herbs will give an edge to your creations!

For a recipe salad, instead, here are the crepes with radicchio and taleggio cheese. Really irresistible and originals!

Sweet crepes recipe: ideas and suggestions

Crepes suzette
Crepes suzette

Easier speech for sweet crepes, delicious and fun to prepare: hazelnut cream, seasonal fruit, jam, peanut butter and any topping you like, from caramel to vanilla. Here, your tastes and your level of gluttony are the masters!

If you want to try sweet crepes, we recommend the most classic ever, namely Nutella crepes. An advice? Stuff the inside with one Spreadable cream or a jam and pieces of fruit (perhaps a sliced ​​banana or diced strawberries) and then once the crepe is closed, finish with icing sugar and a toppings to decorate!

For something more elaborate, however, we suggest you try the crepes suzette: flambé, alcoholic and really tasty!

Some delicious variations

And who suffers from intolerances? Who is looking for some alternative method of preparation? Don’t worry: we have all the variations you could wish for!

Dairy-free crepes

Dairy-free crepes
Dairy-free crepes

Preparing crepes without milk, in case you are allergic to dairy products, is possible and that’s enough substitute the ingredient with a vegetable drink, in case you want to fill them with sweet toppings or fruit. If, on the other hand, the idea is to enjoy a savory dish, then you can also replace the milk with the water!

Crepes without butter

crepes without butter
crepes without butter

Even easier if we want light crepes without butter. In fact, these ingredients are only used to cook pancakes in a pan. If you want a lighter version, just use some oil, which is enough for non far attack pan crepes!

Crepes vegane

crepes vegane
crepes vegane

Vegan crepes? It can be done! Even if it seems absurd to think of this dish without eggs, actually with ingredients alternative you can create a delicious and perfect dough for those who follow a vegan diet.

The ingredients? 150 g of flour 00, 230 ml of soy milk, 70 ml of water and 2 tablespoons of oil to cook the mixture in a pan: simplicity e practicality for an amazing result!

Gluten-free crepes

Gluten-free crepes
Gluten-free crepes

Here is a space dedicated to our celiac friends: gluten-free crepes. Why deprive yourself of this dessert if you are intolerant gluten? The crepes in fact contain only flour which is unsuitable for those suffering from celiac diseaseand therefore it will be enough to replace it with a gluten-free flour.

Rice flour is certainly the most suitable, but you can really use any type: moreover, based on your choices, not only will the consistency change, but also the pancake color. Try teff or buckwheat flour, the doses are the same!

Bottled crepes recipe

bottled crepes
bottled crepes

In this case, no change of ingredients or particular variants, but only a method of preparation… decidedly fun! Take all the ingredients and with the help of a funnel pour them into an empty one liter plastic bottle.

Close the cap and shake everything vigorously: in a few minutes you will obtain a homogeneous mixture without having to dirty terrine e bowls!

Thermomix crepes recipe

bimby crepes
bimby crepes

For Bimby crepes, what changes is the preparation. Put eggs, milk, salt and sifted flour in the Thermomix jug and let it go to speed. 5 for 45 seconds. Once you get the batter, leave it rest for half an hour and then proceed with the classic cooking in a pan, using butter or oil depending on the needs yours needs!

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