What You Need:
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Butter for frying
- Assorted toppings such as ice cream, maple syrup, berries, or cooked apples
What You Do:
- In a medium bowl, have your child whisk together the milk, flour, egg, and butter. The batter will be runnier than a typical pancake batter.
- Heat a small amount of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Make sure the butter doesn't brown.
- When the butter is completely melted, ask your child to pour just enough batter in the skillet to coat the bottom, about 1/4 cup.
- Tilt the pan so the batter coats the whole surface.
- After the crepe starts to set and bubbles begin to appear, about 2 minutes, have your child carefully flip it over with a spatula. The top should be nicely browned.
- Cook for another minute, then have your child carefully transfer the crepe to a plate to cool.
- Repeat steps 3-6 with the remaining batter. Add more butter to the skillet if necessary.
- Once your crepes are cooked, it's time to get creative with toppings. Place a crepe on a plate and gently fold it in on itself. Encourage your child to design her crepe however she would like—there's no wrong way to eat a crepe!
For a simple breakfast crepe, drizzle maple syrup and sprinkle powdered sugar on top. You can also add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or nuts for a healthy touch. If you're making them for dessert, add a few dollops of vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream.