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Basic crepe recipe

Crepes are a great snack for kids whether it's Shrove Tuesday or not. We always enjoy them on Pancake day, but kids will love making these at any time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: vegetarian
Servings: 8 pancakes
Author: cookingwithmykids


  • 225 g plain flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 500 ml milk
  • Pinch of salt


Make the crepe batter

  • Measure the flour into a bowl. Use the spoon on your hands to make a well in the middle of the flour, then add the eggs. Use a whisk or fork to slowly mix the eggs incorporating them in some of the flour.
  • Pour the milk into a measuring jug then add it to your flour a little at a time. Whisk as you go along until all the flour is incorporated into the mixture and you have your batter.

Fry the pancakes

  • Add a little butter to a hot frying pan then either use a ladle or measuring jug to pour just enough batter mix to cover the base. After a few minutes make sure it is loosened from the bottom then toss it (or use a fish slice) to turn it over and cook the other side.


You can keep your made pancakes warm on a baking sheet in the oven while you cook the rest.