Unlike traditional breakfast crepes, which are typically filled with savory ingredients like cheese, ham, or vegetables, dessert crepes are usually filled with sweet toppings such as fruits, whipped cream, chocolate, caramel, or nutella.
The possibilities for filling and topping dessert crepes are endless, which makes them a perfect treat for any occasion. Some popular options include strawberries and cream, banana and chocolate, peaches and cream, or even simple powdered sugar and lemon juice.
To make dessert crepes, you'll need a few basic ingredients and some simple equipment, including a non-stick skillet or crepe pan, a whisk or electric mixer, and a spatula. The key to making perfect crepes is to have a smooth and thin batter, and to cook the crepes quickly over high heat, flipping them once they start to bubble and set. One of the great things about dessert crepes is that they can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer until you're ready to serve them.
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 30 minutes
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Cooking spray or additional butter for greasing the pan
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking until the batter is smooth and well-combined.
Stir in the melted butter, mixing until the batter is completely smooth.
Heat a non-stick skillet or crepe pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, lightly grease the pan with cooking spray or butter.
Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan, tilting the pan to spread the batter evenly across the surface.
Cook the crepe for about 1-2 minutes, or until the edges begin to curl and the surface of the crepe is set.
Using a thin spatula, flip the crepe and cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute on the other side, until lightly golden.
Transfer the crepe to a plate, and repeat with the remaining batter, lightly greasing the pan as needed.
Once all the crepes are cooked, fill them with your desired toppings, such as whipped cream, fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, or caramel sauce.
Nutrition Information (per serving):
- Calories: 115
- Total Fat: 4.2g
- Saturated Fat: 2.4g
- Cholesterol: 47mg
- Sodium: 84mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 15.7g
- Dietary Fiber: 0.4g
- Sugars: 6.3g
- Protein: 3.5g
Dessert crepes are a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. This recipe produces crepes that are light, tender, and perfect for filling with a variety of sweet toppings. With a little practice, you can easily master the art of making perfect dessert crepes at home!