Gluten Free Crepes
Today, I am sharing our first recipe. In honor of this momentous occasion, I chose one of my own comfort foods: simple and delicious, gluten free crepes. Crepes, both sweet and savory, happen to be one of my family’s favorite dishes, (lucky me!) We eat them several times a month, and guests enjoy helping prepare them. Do you need a brilliant event idea? Organize a crepe party and invite your friends and family to create the perfect crepe.
Simple & Delicious Crepes, Sweet or Savory
Adapt this basic, yet versatile, recipe to suit your needs. Add your favorite extract, sugars, and herbs to create a signature crepe dish your family will love. You may also switch out some of the Flour Farm flour and add oat flour or buckwheat flour for a heartier flavor. To make sweet gluten free crepes, add 1 tsp of organic pure vanilla extract and 2 tsp of organic cane sugar or honey to our mix. Your crepe may turn out a little darker after adding sugar.
Thank you, Martha Holmberg
We can’t take credit for the original recipe – the honor belongs to Martha Holmberg. Her cookbook, Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes, graces a shelf in our library. Our recipe is an adaptation of her Versatile Crepe recipe to fit our specifications using our Flour Farm flour. Thank you Ms. Holmberg for inspiring us every time we open your book.
Please let us know how our Flour Farm gluten free Crepes turned out for you. There is a space provided for ratings and comments below the recipe. We love to receive feedback!
An important note: this recipe successfully uses Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend. Click on this link for instructions on how to make this flour yourself. If you choose to make this with another flour blend, please note that your results may differ.
Peace & LOVE – Teri
Photos by DuPree Productions; Recipe Inspiration: Thank you Martha Holmberg. Her book Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes, is the best.
We Love Gluten Free Crepes!
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Simple to make and delicious to serve, our gluten free crepes will quickly become one of your favorite recipes. Whip up a batch for your best company or for a lazy weekend brunch. It’s all good!
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Basic Ingredients for either sweet or savory (if sweeter crepes are preferred, see note below)
- 414 mL (14 oz) Whole Milk (1 3/4 C)
- 4 Large Pasture Raised Eggs (200g)
- 1/2 tsp Extra Fine Pink Himalayan Salt (3g)
- 180g (6.3 oz) Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend (1 2/3 C spoon & level)
- 85g (3 oz) Organic Butter – browned (6T)
Extra butter for cooking
Equipment: digital scale (preferred), measuring cups and spoons, blender, seasoned crepe pan or 8-10″ non-stick skillet, thin spatula, small bowl, sauce pan, receiving plate, unbleached parchment if you plan to freeze
Before You Dive In – Prep: Please read!
Brown the Butter Browning the butter before adding to the mixture is optional; however, this method creates a richness to the batter that surpasses the taste of regular melted butter. To brown the butter, melt 100g (3.5 oz or apprx. 6 1/2 T) of unsalted butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Continuously swirl the pan while the milk solids at the bottom of the pan turn a beautiful golden brown and the water sizzles off. Continue to cook for a few more seconds until the butter smells nutty and the color deepens a shade or two darker brown. It’s important to keep a close watch in order to prevent burning the butter- the transformation happens quickly. Pour the browned butter into a small bowl and cool to room temperature before adding to the crepe recipe. Another choice: If you choose not to brown the butter, simply melt 85g of butter and cool it before adding to the recipe. Melting takes about 20-30 seconds in the microwave. Cool for 10 minutes while you assemble the rest of the recipe.
Step 1: Add the milk, eggs, and salt to a blender. Mix on high until well blended – about 10 seconds. Add the flour and blend for another 20 seconds. Add the browned butter and blend for another 10 seconds. The batter should be slightly thin and smooth.
Step 2: Allow the batter to rest for at least 30 minutes; however, it can sit for as little as 5 minutes or up to 24 hours if refrigerated.
Step 3: Heat a seasoned crepe pan (8-10 inches) or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. The pan is ready when a drop of water dances on contact with the pan.
Step 4: Butter the pan using either a brush or a paper towel. The butter should sizzle on contact, but not burn. Adjust the heat if needed to obtain the perfect sizzle and light brown color.
Step 5: Pour 75mL (1/3 cup) of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to evenly coat the pan. If the batter is thick like a pancake, you will need to pour some batter off. If you have too little batter, you will see gaps or holes in your swirl. Pour a bit more batter to cover up the holes.
Step 6: Cook the crepe until the edges start to dry and pull away from the pan (about 1-2 minutes). Gently lift the crepe and check the bottom side. It should appear to be a lovely mottled brown.
Step 7: Use a thin spatula to flip the crepe. Smooth the crepe out and cook for another 20-30 seconds.
Step 8: Slide or lift the crepe off the pan and place on a plate or cooling rack. Crepes will soften as they cool. Note: Crepes can be stacked without parchment if using right away or if storing in the refrigerator.
Step 9: Repeat steps 4-8. Monitor the heat of the pan and adjust throughout the cooking process.
Step 10: Add your favorite toppings and share the love!
Words of Encouragement: Making the first few crepes may be tricky if you have never made them before. It gets easier after the first few – even for an experienced crepe maker like myself. The reason why I make crepes so often is that I can tailor the recipe to suit my family’s tastes. I stuff them with chicken and apples, shrimp and pistachio sauce, berries and whipped cream, bananas and nut butters. I’ve also served them with chopped herbs, citrus zests and a variety of extracts. The possibilities are endless. Play with this recipe. Have fun! Please share your favorite version. I look forward to hearing from you.
For the Sweet-tooth: Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract (or your favorite extract,) and 2 tsp of cane sugar to the batter to make dessert-type crepes.
Make Ahead Time Saver: Make a double batch. Crepes freeze well! Freezing makes it easy to whip up last minute dinner or dessert. Place unbleached parchment between crepes to prevent sticking as they thaw. Store them in a freezer bag or container. They keep nicely for about 1 month. Thaw them in the refrigerator 1-2 days before you want to use them or follow the defrost settings on your microwave.
- Prep Time: 45 min
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Category: crepes
- Method: cooking
- Cuisine: French
- Serving Size: 1 Crepe
- Calories: 110
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 130 mg
- Fat: 6 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2.5 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Fiber: <1
- Protein: 3 g
- Cholesterol: 55 mg
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