Sweet and savory crepes (Basic recipe)
- 25 min
- Kcal 196
Raise your hand if you haven't tried it at least once in your life! The majestic Nutella crepe, a delicious temptation that is hard to resist as an afternoon snack or midnight delight! We reveal how you can prepare soft crepes for all your friends (and save some for yourself too, of course!) with a few simple tricks. The unmistakable scent of thin and delicious crepes will spread through the kitchen, enhanced by a generous filling of Nutella: in short, it will be an irresistible temptation at any time of day!
To make Nutella crepes, begin by preparing the basic batter. Take a large, high-sided bowl and pour in the eggs 1. Beat the eggs with a fork and add the milk 2. Mix the ingredients well with a fork 3.
Sift the flour into the bowl 4 and stir vigorously with the whisk to avoid the formation of lumps 5. Continue stirring until the mixture is homogeneous, smooth and lump-free 6.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes 7. After this time, mix the batter 8, butter a crepe pan or non-stick 8-inch (20 cm) pan and place over the heat with a dollop of butter. When it is hot, pour a ladle of batter to cover almost the entire surface of the pan 8: you can use a crepe batter spreader to spread it evenly, or tilt and turn the pan slightly; this must be done quite fast, as the batter will tend to cook quickly. Cook over medium-low heat for about a minute on one side. As soon as it is slightly golden and you can lift the edges of the crepes with a spatula, flip it onto the other side 9.
Cook the other side for about 1 minute, waiting for it to turn a golden color 10. When it is ready, put it on a serving dish or cutting board. Repeat this process until the batter is finished and 8 crepes with a diameter of approximately 8 inches (20 cm) are obtained; stack the crepes on top of each other when ready so they can be filled 11. Then take a spoonful of Nutella and spread it on the surface of the crepes 12.
Fold the edge of the crepe over to the other side 13. Fold the Nutella crepes in half so as to obtain a fan 14 and repeat for the remaining crepes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve your Nutella crepes hot 15!
If you have any leftover batter, you can store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a maximum of 12 hours.
You can keep the crepes stacked and covered with plastic wrap for a couple of days at most in the fridge.
If you have any cooked crepes left over, you can let them cool down then stack them on top of each other, and freeze them by alternating each crepe with a sheet of baking paper, then cover with plastic wrap. In this way, you can defrost and heat up as many crepes as you need.
To flavor these delicious crepes, you can add a pinch of cinnamon, the seeds of a vanilla stick, or a small glass of rum or cognac. Looking for an extra touch? Serve these crepes with almond slices: success is guaranteed!