Aug 18, 2009
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Thin Pancakes Recipe

Thin pancakes, also called Crêpes are making a comeback in America. Crêpe is a type of very thin pancake usually made from wheat flour. The word “crêpe” is of  French origin, deriving from Latin crispa. French thin pancakes originate from Brittany, a region in northwest of France. Today Crêpes are considered a national French dish.

Thin pancakes can be served with various dips and plain fillings such as fresh fruits, honey, jam, chocolate, or sour cream. You can also staff your crêpes with some complex fillings like meat and rice, or mushrooms, chicken and cheese. Or add some vegetables to your savory thin pancakes.

There are many commercial mixes for crêpe batter, but you don’t need one. Here is a thin pancake recipe. This traditional French pancake recipe is quite easy to make, and the delicate pancakes taste delicious.

Thin pancake recipe


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt

How to make thin pancakes:

  1. Take a small saucepan and warm the milk and butter until the butter melts. Set the saucepan aside to cool a bit.
  2. Next, use food processor with a steel blade and process the flour and salt together. While processing, pour the milk mixture and eggs. Process until it is blended.
  3. Then, pour the batter into the bowl and let it rest for half an hour.
  4. Next, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to the hot non-stick skillet. With a large spoon, pour two big tablespoon of batter to the pan. Use the bottom of the ladle to spread butter to the edges.
  5. When you notice that the batter loses its sheen and the edges begin to brown, flip the pancakes with a spatula. The other side will cook faster than the first side so be careful.
  6. Remove the pancake from a pan and put on a plate. You can cover it with wax paper.
  7. Repeat the same process with remaining batter.
  8. Serve pancakes with desired dip and filling.

I hope you like this pancake recipe because it is one of my favorite one. I hardly resist these delicious homemade pancakes when I see them.

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