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Basic crepe and mille crepe cake

April 7, 2014

Lil’ bun and I adore our crepes but going out for them can get so pricy sometimes! I mean why pay $5-8 for a crepe when you can make it at home for a lot cheaper right? Well admittedly they’re much crispier if you get them out because they make them on a crepe maker but with anything, sometimes, you gotta give a little to gain a little. Lil’ bun and I played around a little and thought of a few variations of the basic crepe for you to try. We also decided to make a mini mille crepe cake. It’s mini because ours had 8 layers instead of the usual 20 that’s used in typical mille crepes. We would of stacked it 20 crepes high but 1) mother deer wouldn’t be very impressed, 2) we only made one batch of crepes so we didn’t have enough and 3) it was a little bit of a last minute project.

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Ingredients (makes 10):

2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons oil or melted butter

For sweet crepes: add 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla

For zesty crepes: add 1 tablespoon lemon zest

For chocolatey crepes: add 2 teaspoon cocoa powder or use chocolate milk instead of regular milk

For your caffeine fix: add 2 teaspoons matcha powder OR replace half the milk with coffee

Whisk away!

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and combine the ingredients until a smooth batter forms. Let the batter rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before going on to the next step.

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  1. Grease a non stick frying pan on medium-low heat. Pour 1/4 – 1/3 cup of the batter into the center of the pan and swirl it so that it spreads evenly.

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  1. Cook 30 seconds on one side and 10 seconds so that both sides are golden brown.

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  1. Fill your crepes with your preferred fillings and munch away!

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  1. If you want to make a mille crepe cake, spread a sweet spread or whipped cream on a crepe and then place another crepe on top of it as if you’re making a layered cake. Do this alternatively until you use up all your crepes. Slice then munch!

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Don’t get scared off by the idea of this sweet and savory treat because it’s actually quite simple to make! If you’re concerned about your ability to make crepes, remember that practice makes perfect and don’t worry if your first few don’t turn out perfect because your pan takes a while to get to the proper crepe making temperature.┬áIf you can make a pancake, you can make a crepe because these are just thinner and wider versions of them! To be honest, I’m a horrible pancake maker because I get impatient with the batter and flipping them has never gone well for me but if I managed to knock out a batch of crepes, so can you!

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