nutritional information

Per SERVING:

  • Calories: 276
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Cholesterol: 130 mg
  • Sodium: 297 mg
  • Fiber: g
  • Sugar: 15 g

Buttermilk Crêpes

Buttermilk Crêpes

Serves 6 (makes 16 to 18 crepes)

This French twist on buttermilk pancakes makes an elegant brunch or dessert offering. For casual gatherings, pass a platter of plain crêpes around the table, and cluster filling options (see suggestions, below) in the center so guests can choose their own.
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 4 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Fillings: fresh berries, preserves, cooked apples, Nutella (chocolate-hazelnut spread)

1. Place all crêpe ingredients in blender; blend until no lumps remain. (Scrape down sides to incorporate all ingredients.) Let batter rest 1 hour, or cover and refrigerate overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 200°F. Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; warm over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, whisk batter several times until consistency of heavy cream. If necessary, thin with up to 1/4 cup water.

3. Pour 1/4 cup batter into hot skillet. Lift skillet, and swirl batter around to coat bottom. Return to heat, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until edges begin to brown and air bubbles form under center of crêpe.

4. Slide edge of spatula under and around sides of crêpe. Carefully flip over, and cook 2 to 3 minutes more, until browned. Transfer warm oven. Repeat with remaining batter.

5. If serving with a specific filling, spoon line of filling down middle of each crêpe, and roll or fold closed. Place 2 or 3 filled crêpes on each plate, and serve.

April 2006

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comments

I made this without eggs; substituted TJ's roasted ground flaxseed with dried blueberries. Froze half the batter. Delicious both times. Good way to use up leftover buttermilk.

Erin - 2010-04-28 04:00:09

Nice recipes you have in this article. Could you send me more recipes to reineta23@gmail.com Thanks

Luisa R Rodriguez - 2010-10-06 15:44:23