Categories: Recipes

Recipe: Simple French Crepes

by Jessie Beyer - Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory, this simple French staple can be home to any number of fun fillings!


¾ cup sifted flour
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons clarified butter


1. Mix the flour and salt. Beat eggs and milk just until well blended. Stir into flour mixture until smooth. Stir in butter. Set aside for at least one-half hour and up to two hours. (Batter may also be kept overnight but may have to be thinned with a little milk before using. It should be just a little thicker than heavy cream.)

2. Heat a six- to seven-inch crepe pan.

3. Spoon a small amount of batter into the pan, tipping the pan so the batter just coats the entire bottom.

4. Cook about two minutes, until the underside is golden, flip over and cook the second side about 30 seconds, until lightly browned. Stack finished crepes on a plate and repeat with remaining batter.

Try these sweet or savory fillings!

Berries and Ricotta

Caramelized Apples

Chocolate-Hazelnut and Banana

Mushroom, Spinach & Cheese

Melted brie with roasted cherry tomatoes and frisée


*Recipe adapted from NY Times Cooking.

Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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