Tuesday, 16 February 2010

French pancakes (Crèpes) recipe.

Today is Shrove Tuesday, and in the UK, it is pancake day. Yum.
Pancakes might be yummy but I think the French version (crèpes) are even yummier.

Here is a simple recipe that is almost impossible to mess up.

You will need:
  • 250g of flour.
  • 500ml of Milk
  • 2 eggs
  • A bit of ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • A bit of grated lime rind
  • The finest brown rum you can get your hands on. I would recommend rum from Martinique, but then again, I am biased. 
Simply mix the eggs and the flour into a thick paste, then add the milk very very slowly till you end up with a smooth paste (there should not be lumps). Add the cinamon and vanilla and lime, and then some rum to your heart's content. I then add a little bit (2 table spoons) of sunflower oil to the mixture. And voila the mixture is ready to go.

Use about half a ladle to pour the crèpe mixture on a non stick frying pan. It works better if your pan is very flat. You would need about 2 minutes per side, till nice and not too brown.

Serve with whatever you like (brown sugar, cinamon, etc.....)

Bon appétit.


  1. tres bon, nous avons essaye ce weekend. Je crois que ta recette va figurer dans nos plats reguliers.

  2. Merci Benoît. C'est drôle comme la vie change avec un peu de Rhum.