Crepe Recipe

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Heat a small amount of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Make sure the butter doesn't brown.
  3. 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.
  4. Tilt the pan so the batter coats the whole surface.
  5. 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.
  6. Cook for another minute, then have your child carefully transfer the crepe to a plate to cool.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 with the remaining batter. Add more butter to the skillet if necessary.
  8. 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.

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