As promised, this is my basic pancake recipe, which doubles and triples beautifully. It is super easy and produces lovely light and soft pancakes ready for all your savoury and sweet desires. Allowing the mixture to stand for 30 minutes before cooking is not necessary but it does soften the batter and allows the flour to absorb more of the liquid. Once cooked, these pancakes also freeze very well.
makes ± 16 small pancakes
1 cup flour
½ tsp salt
1 cup water
½ cup milk
- Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
- If you have the time allow the mixture to stand for 30 minutes.
- Heat a small pan or crepe pan over a high heat and brush with oil.
- Pour or ladle small amounts of batter into the pan tilting the pan in a circular motion to coat the bottom of the pan evenly with the mixture.
- Once lightly browned on the underneath side, flip the pancake over using a spatula and cooked for a few more seconds.
- Continue with points 4 and 5 until the mixture is finished.
OOOO, they look light & lovely…
almost non-fat :)) Xxx MMmmmmm
I shall make those some Sunday morning….
I bet Mr Liverpool would love these! Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂
Your crepe looks really thin and perfect. I make a similar recipe but with a little bit of baking powder as an addition.
Thanks Tes, I bet your crepes are fabulous. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂
I’ve yet to make crepes, but when I do, this will be the recipe that I turn to Mandy! Thanks! 🙂
Glad you will be making this recipe Kristy, it is super easy! Have a great weekend and enjoy your time away. 🙂
I love these for breakfast 🙂
I haven’t had a pancake for breakfast for the longest time! Enjoy your weekend and time with Cindy. 🙂
Perfect – I have a similar (but obviously different!) set for making American pancakes, but never committed this crepe one to paper or memory. I think I´ll have to make some today now!
Outstanding idea Tanya – hope to read about your recipe soon. Have a lovely weekend and pleased you are feeling better. 🙂
This is a classic and delicious recipe. My kids love them and you just reminded me it’s been a long time since our last crêpes party 😉
Hi BJB – a crêpe party sounds like a fun idea! Have a great weekend. 🙂
Love thin crepes..these are perfect.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks very much Angie. Have a super weekend too. 🙂
I’ve shied away from making crêpes but you make it sound so easy. One of these days, Mandy, one of these days …
Have a great weekend!
Oh John they are super duper easy, I promise! Have a super weekend. 🙂
whats not to like. or should I say LOVE about crepes 🙂
I agree Claire and they are so versatile too! Have a great weekend. 🙂
Mandy.. I believe you’re the only person I know to make thin, delicious crepes look fluffy and wonderful. These look absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to make them
Kay, thank you for such a lovely compliment! Have a super weekend. 🙂
Those look so light and amazing, WOW. I actually have a hard time with these, so I’m going to try your recipe.
Hi Joanne, this really is a lovely easy recipe to use. The only “secret” is to have your pan really hot. Have a super weekend. 🙂
So simple and tasty. Can you believe people buy mixes?
Mixes for pancakes – it’s a sin! Have a super weekend. 🙂
I love crepes. These are beautiful!
Thanks so much! Have a lovely weekend. 🙂
I do love crepes!! I pretty much always have a stack in my freezer for any last minute guests!! Both savory and sweet, they definitely make an easy and elegant dish!
Its amazing how versatile pancakes can be. Have a great weekend Linda. 🙂
Your crepes look perfect. Pancakes are such a wonderful start to the day. Great recipe.
Thanks Charlie! They really are a super quick and easy satisfying meal or snack. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂
I have never cooked crepes and it think it is high time that I did. Thank you for your recipe.
Karen, I would love to hear how you enjoy making these. Have a lovely day. 🙂
Beautiful crepes and a beautiful shot! These sound so easy, and too good NOT to make! Thanks, Mandy, a great post and have a great weekend!
Thank you for your very kind words. Have a great weekend too. 🙂
Do you like your crepes with sweet or savory toppings? These looks so light and perfect.
Hi Bam, I love both sweet and savoury – if I am going for a sweet version, I will either enjoy them with caramel and bananas, alternatively cinnamon, sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon and if going the savoury route I use this recipe (https://thecompletecookbook.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/savoury-pancakes/) or use a savoury mince (ground beef) mixture instead of the chicken. How do you enjoy yours? Have a super weekend. 🙂
Some day I will get around to trying my hand at making crepe. You make it sound so simple and easy.
Hi Norma, it really is super easy to make these pancakes. I would love to hear how you enjoy them when you make them. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂
Ooh, beautiful, paper-thin crepes… delish! I hope you’re having a great weekend Mandy! 🙂
Thank you for such kind words Kelly. Have a super week ahead. 🙂
Wow those are perfectly made pancake crepes
Thank you very much Raymund! Have a super week. 🙂
So lovely and thin, Mandy! I can only ever really manage chunky pancakes, not nearly as elegant as yours.. 🙂
Celia, you are too kind, thank you! Have a super week. 🙂
Lovely Bechamel, so simple, and yet potentials infinite…
Blessing to you Paul. Have a lovely day. 🙂
I’m still going to work at improving my flourless crepes, but taking your wisdom here I shall definitely make mine a small and manageable size next time instead of the big and impossibly awkward ones I made last time that defeated all of my attempts to keep them whole!!
I look forward to hearing about the success of your flourless crepes Kathryn. 🙂
I’ll use your recipe next time I make. I love thin crepes and from the picture it looks perfect!
Thanks very much Nami, I look forward to hearing how you enjoy the recipe. Have a lovely day. 🙂
Now that’s how to make really good pancakes, Mandy. And your photo is perfect, too!!
Hi Linda, thanks so much! Glad you like my simple recipe and photo. Have a super evening. 🙂
The photo is stunning – could be the cover of your cook-book one day 😀
WOW, what a compliment Linda, thank you! Have a great day. 🙂
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