Published On: Fri, Feb 21st, 2020

Classic french crepes

Classic french crepes recipe by Bonne Maman

There’s nothing better than a simple classic french crepe, sprinkle some sugar and squeeze some lemon juice on… perfection!

classic french crepes

Classic french crepes

Servings 8
Author Bonne Maman


  • 125 g plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar (omit for savoury crepes)
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 25 g melted butter, plus extra for cooking
  • 250 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • sugar to dust


  1. Put the plain flour, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl, make a well in the centre and add the eggs. Start stirring with a balloon whisk, then slowly whisk in the melted butter, milk and water. Increase your whisking speed until you have a thin batter about the consistency of single cream.

  2. Next, heat a frying pan (preferably non-stick) over a medium heat, drizzle in a teaspoon of melted butter and wipe it over the base with kitchen paper.

  3. Drop a small ladleful of pancake batter into the pan, swirling so it coats the base evenly in a thin layer. Cook for 2 minutes or until the underside is golden, then flip and cook on the other side for a minute or so. Remove to a warm plate and repeat.

  4. Stack the crêpes between layers of baking parchment as you go, keeping them warm in a low oven.

  5. Serve warm with generous spoonfuls of conserve, caramel and compotes.


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