Food & Wine

All-Purpose Crepes

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All-Purpose Crepes

Start to finish: 45 minutes (15 minutes active)

Makes twenty 5-inch or ten 8-inch crepes


1 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup cold milk

2/3 cup cold water

3 large eggs

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons melted butter, plus more for brushing on the pan


In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat a 5- to 8-inch crepe pan or nonstick skillet over medium-high until drops of water dropped onto it dance. Brush the pan lightly with melted butter. Pour in 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter and tilt the pan in all directions to cover the bottom evenly.

Cook for about 1 minute, or until browned on the bottom. Turn and cook briefly on the other side.

Cool the finished crepe on a rack while repeating the process with remaining batter. When cooled, crepes can be stacked and refrigerated for 2 days or frozen for several weeks.

Recipe adapted from Julia Child's Julia's Kitchen Wisdom, Knopf, 2009.