CREPES

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup
milk
  • 1/2 cup
water
  • 2
EGGS
  • 1
EGG YOLK
  • 1 tbsp.
sugar
  • 1/4 tsp.
salt
  • 1 cup
all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick)
butter, melted
Melted butter for brushing pan

Yields: About 6 crêpes

DIRECTIONS

  1. WHISK milk, water, eggs, egg yolk, sugar and salt in medium bowl just until combined. WHISK in flour until smooth. Gently WHISK in 1/4 cup melted butter.
  2. BRUSH 10-inch nonstick skillet lightly with melted butter; heat over medium-high heat until hot. LIFT skillet from heat and quickly POUR IN 1/3 cup crêpe batter, tilting and swirling pan to cover bottom evenly. RETURN pan to heat. COOK until bottom is light brown, about 60 seconds.
  3. Carefully TURN crêpe over in pan. COOK second side until light brown, about 30 seconds. REPEAT to cook remaining batter, stacking crêpes on a plate with a piece of waxed paper between them.

INSIDER INFO

Crêpes are simple and light, calling for basic ingredients often already in your kitchen. Top with fresh fruit or preserves, fold into quarters, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.

Blender method: Combine crêpe ingredients in blender container. Process 1 minute. Stop blender; scrape down sides of container. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Make ahead: Crêpe batter can be made ahead. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or as long as overnight. Stir batter before using.

Storing cooked crêpes: Stack crêpes with waxed paper between them; refrigerate, covered, overnight. Or wrap stacked crêpes airtight; freeze up to 1 month. Defrost frozen crêpes in the refrigerator.

Browned butter variation: To add a special nutty flavor to your crêpes, brown the butter first. Heat 1/4 cup butter in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until it melts and begins to foam. When foam subsides and butter turns golden brown, remove from heat. Watch carefully; butter can go from golden to burned very quickly. Let cool slightly before making batter.

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