I had a moment of gratitude while learning this recipe. I felt like the luckiest person in the world! No, not just because I have the only crepe recipe you’ll ever need, but also because I was part of a dream team at work. My peers were some of the most brilliant minds and kindest hearts I’ve ever had the good fortune of working with. No BS. We truly LOVED each other. Really. I’m not kidding. I know, it’s kinda weird. Ok I’ll stop LOL!
Anyways… when we travel for business, one of the things we try to do is to carve out a little time to do is something fun together. When my dearest colleague Eileen and I found ourselves in Paris together, I decided to book us an Airbnb Experiences Cooking Class. That’s where we met Eleonora, our amazing host who as we discovered later, is a rather known tv personality in France, has published several cookbooks and is an advocate for women who experience abuse. I know right?! Now do you forgive me for not remembering the exact recipe? Hah!
This crepe recipe is extra special because it was gifted to Eleonora by a grandmother in one of the villages she had visited. Full disclosure: I’ve made some tweaks to the recipe because… I don’t recall the exact recipe 100%. I am sure of the ingredients but not the amounts. Yep, I was too busy listening to her life journey!
If you’ve met her, you’d understand what I mean. So Eleonora, if you’re reading this, please feel free to correct me hah! The recipe I’ve adapted from the class makes about 10 crepes. You can also store the batter in an air-tight container in the fridge for 2 days. Just make sure to give it a good stir when you’re taking it out to make another batch.
A Simple Crepe Recipe the Whole Family Can Enjoy
An added bonus in this recipe lies in its simplicity. Notice the alarming lack of special tools we’ve all been convinced we need to make beautiful ones? Admit it… you have a crepe batter spreader and spatula somewhere don’t you? It’s ok. I thought I needed all of those tools too. LIES! HAHA!
All you need are a few quality ingredients and a pan like this 10 inch one or this 9 inch non stick one by Cuisinart or a splurge like this 10 inch copper one from Mauviel. I prefer to use my Le Creuset pan with this organic non stick spray. Remember that you don’t need to buy anything new. I promise you, any 9 or 10 inch pan will do. If (like me) you don’t have a nonstick pan, the key is using just enough butter or non stick spray so the batter doesn’t stick.
Learning From Family Traditions
When I came home, I couldn’t wait to tell my girls the wonderful tale of preserving traditions and passing them down to others to enjoy. Eleonora’s personal story is also an amazing one which is what led her to be an active advocate for those in abusive relationships. We went for a cooking class but walked away with inspiring life lessons, too. P.S. you can download the recipe card below!
Here are links to the specialty ingredients:
Remember though that while I recommend that you use the specialty flour, you can always use All-Purpose and leave out the optional items.
You can read all about our other adventures in Paris on the blog here.
XoXo, Mirfie & the Chan Fam