The Ultimate Crepe Recipe

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Pancake day is one of my favourite holidays (if you can call it that). However, now that I am living with a French man pancake day now means crepes. This is something I’ve got totally on board with, especially after making them in France following his mother’s recipe. So today I thought I’d share this ultimate crepe recipe with all of you!

This recipe will make around 6 crepes, so just double your quantities if you are needing to make more. I have to say, they are absolutely delicious and after making these you may doubt why you ever made American pancakes instead.


125g plain flour

300ml milk

1 egg

Pinch of salt

Dash of vanilla essence

Butter or oil (for the pan)


  1. Whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla essence in a bowl
  2. In another bowl, mix the flower and salt.
  3. Gradually sift in the flour mixture into the egg and milk mixture, whisking until combined. You should end up with a watery consistency, hopefully with no lumps!
  4. Heat up a frying pan and add a bit of butter or oil. Use a sheet of kitchen roll to spread the oil evenly around the pan, so there is only a thin layer.
  5. Take around half a ladleful (approx. 2 tbsp) of mix and add to the pan. Swirl the pan until you get a circle.
  6. Start flipping!

I normally serve mine with lemon and sugar, because it is classic and always tastes amazing. But Nutella, strawberries, cream or peanut butter would all be amazing toppings too! It is such an easy crepe recipe, but I am a big believer in keeping things simple.

Do let me know if you’re going to be making pancakes on Tuesday! I will probably end up making some for breakfast again, although I might give some protein pancakes a go. They won’t be nearly as good as these crepes, but I’m gonna try them anyway!

  • These look absolutely delicious! Pancake Day is also one of my days too – I’m definately a nutella and strawberries girl.

    Sammy //

  • Yvonne

    This looks delicious and the recipe seems easy enough! Hope mine will turn out as beautiful and taste just as yummy! Strawberries and cream will do just fine!
    xo Yvonne

  • I absolutely love your photography of this recipe – the pancakes look beyond delicious, and so fresh too!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • ananyah

    aaaaaaah I adore crepes, especially with nutella <3 Thanks for posting the recipe, It's hard finding the correct quantity of ingredients for the perfect crepe. Definitely going to try making these!

  • Lizzie

    mmm crepe’s with nutella are a dream! These look so delicious 🙂

  • Lauren Wilkinson

    I think I’m the only person who hasn’t had pancakes this week. I adore crepes and they remind me of being on holiday, I also like mine with sugar and lemon, but for big thick stodgy pancakes, it has to be golden syrup for me!

    Lauren – bylaurenjane xx

  • i never knew pancake day would be so magical as i feel like it was my first year taking part and i made traditional american style pancakes but i haven’t had crepes in forever so i have to try your recipe.

  • mary

    this looks insanely nice!!

  • The Sunday Mode

    I’m totally a lemon and sugar girl as well, nothing beats that classic combo in my opinion. I use a really similar recipe to make pancakes but I’ve never tried to make actual crepes from it!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode