Classic Crêpes with Lindsay

May 5, 2020

by apaparis

What’s the first food you think of when you hear the word Paris? For many, crêpes are the must-eat snack when visiting the City of Light. And it’s no surprise: freshly made before your eyes with a flick of the wrist, this light, buttery confection is the perfect vessel to satisfy your sweet tooth with any number of fillings: banana and Nutella, fresh berries, chocolate and peanut butter – all of the above?! Or, take a savory spin on the dish and add bacon and eggs for breakfast or ham and cheese for lunch. The options are truly endless!

With the help of adorable sous-chef Gabe, our US Assistant Director, Lindsay Turlan, shows us how to make these treats:

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  • 6 eggs
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 1/4 c. milk
  • Juice of half of a lemon
  • 2 tsp. vanilla (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • Choice of filling


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender or whisk briskly to add air. (add or subtract vanilla, salt, and sugar to your taste but don’t forget the lemon!)
  2. Let batter sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes – or even overnight for the morning!
  3. Using a non-stick pan, heat to medium high.
  4. Measure out 1/3 cup of batter and pour into the pan being sure to rotate well so the batter covers all areas of the pan.
  5. Once the edges start to bubble and brown, it is time to flip the crêpe.
  6. Let brown for another minute and they are ready to eat!
  7. Enjoy with sugar, jam, fresh fruit, or experiment with any number of foods!

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