I love crepes. What’s not to love? They are the French equivalent of a pancake, they’re in the bread category, and they’re usually served sweet with yummy fruit and a creamy filling. They practically have my name written all over them!
Crepes used to be the dish I only enjoyed whenever we went out to eat. It was the fancy French food, up there with soufflés and croissants, that you had to buy pre-made from trained pastry chefs and bakers—The people who have spent countless hours mastering the art of French pastries. I mean, who actually makes stuff like that at home?!
Well, I am happy to tell you that crepes are pretty easy, and I dare say almost fool-proof, to make at home. If you’ve ever made homemade pancakes, you could totally make crepes! All you need is a non-stick pan, or in my case, a well seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet. I also used a heat-proof rubber scraper to flip it.
(If you want to get all fancy, this Crepe Pan from Amazon is moderately priced and has great reviews!)
Because it’s summertime and I’m in love with all things lemon and berry, I decided to make lemon poppyseed crepes. I was going to make a sauce for these, but we just ended up just eating them them with big, juicy blackberries. It’s summer, the simpler the better.
Feel free to use any fruit or jam that you choose in these. Blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries would all be delicious with these too.
We don’t eat a lot of powdered sugar in our family, but I know many people like to sprinkle some on their crepes for added sweetness (it also makes for a pretty photo;)
These are perfect for anytime of the day, for a meal or for dessert. Whenever you choose to eat them, they’re sure to be delicious! Bon appétit!
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