Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Brown Butter Crepes

Crepes  are just a bit tricky to make, I made several attempts before I got the hang of it,You just have to get the right amount of heat,butter and  batter in the pan.but with a little practice I soon become a pro. This recipe works with both savory and sweet recipes.Crepes in my opinion are one of the most romantic foods  for Valentine's Day 

Makes 14 8 in. crepes
You need :
31/2 oz. ( 7 Tbs.)  unsalted Butter, more  soften butter for the pan.
1 3/4 cups whole milk: more as needed
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

Butter in a hot pan Stock Image

 In a 1-2 quart saucepan, cook the butter over medium-high heat, swirling butter every few seconds, until melted and the milk solids at the bottom of the pan turn golden brown.

Butter Stock Photos

2 to 4 minutes immediately pour the brown butter into a small bowl and let cool, almost to room temperature. 

Combine the milk,eggs and salt in a blender.  blend for a few seconds to combine. add the flour and blend until very smooth, about 20 seconds, add browned butter and blend for another 10 seconds. Pour the batter into a large bowl and let rest for a lest 5 minutes and up to 24 hours. (If resting for more than 30 minute cover & refrigerate.)

When ready to cook the crepes check the batter; It should be as thick as heavy cream, not as thick as pancake batter.if too thick, whisk in up to 1/2 cup more of milk.

heat a crepe pan with a 8-in base or a 10-in  nonstick skillet with an 8-in base over medium-high heat , until a drop of water sizzle. Using a folded paper towel : grease pan with about 2/4 tsp. butter. The butter should sizzle upon contact but not instantly turn brown. If it does reduce heat as necessary. 

using a ladle or measuring cup,pour 1/4 cup of batter into center of pan while simultaneously lifting pan from heat and tilting and turning in all directions, so the batter spreads evenly across the bottom of the a thin circle. if the crepe has any tiny holes in it, quickly  add a few drops of batter to fill in.

cook until the edges begin to dry and lift from the side of the pan and the bottom is nicely browned.( lift up edge with a small silicone spatula or your finger to check) about 1 minute .

Frying a pancake

use the spatula or finger to flip over crepe, cook until second side is browned about 20 seconds more.

slide the crepe from pan onto a large plate or cooling rack.  repeat with remaining batter. Adjusting heat and spreading more butter in pan every two or three crepes,or when ever pan begins to look a bit dry. you can stack crepes on the plate as they er done and they wont stick . Crepe will soften as they cool.

  Crepes are top with raspberry preserves and raspberry butter   

Best Wine for desert crepes: Riesling





  1. FREE MY COKE REWARDS CODESFebruary 5, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Hi thanks for following me, I am now following back, and these crepes look delicious

  2. Hi Deana:
    Thus recipe looks wonderful!
    Thank you.

    You stopped at my blog and left a com and I really appreciate that:)
    Looking forward to following you and finding awesome recipes!

  3. I have yet to perfect crepes! I might have to check this out.

    New follower from Follow Friend Friday <3


  4. These look so delicious! Wow! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again next week. Many blessings, Lisa :-)

  5. Looks yummy!!! Thanks for linking up to FFF!

  6. I love the twist with the browned butter! Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again this week with more of your deliciousness :)

  7. Deanna, Thank you for visiting The crepes look delicious. This is something I must try I haven't had a crepe since The Magic Pan was in business. Love that you paired this recipe with a Riesling, one of my favorite wines

  8. Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On ItFebruary 16, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Oh Deanna those crepes look delicious. I love love love crepes, but I cannot make them. Your's look perfect. When was a kid my aunt once took me to a restaurant called The Magic Pan. They had amazing crepes. I was in love at, corny as it sounds, first bite.

    :) Thanks for sharing.

  9. these look so tasty sure wish I was there so I could enjoy with you
    come see us at


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