This new lesson, which has been requested by many of you, is a lesson on crêpes. While we normally don’t take requests (not because we don’t want to, it’s just that we are focused on a particular culinary path), this time we made an exception. What can we say…it’s the holidays and we are feeling all warm and fuzzy :-)
Crêpes are thin, unleavened pancakes that are made from a very basic and pourable batter. They can be filled with an endless array of sweet or savory fillings, which makes them an extremely versatile menu item. Crêpes are quick to prepare and can be served at any time of the day. They can be served as a delicious breakfast or brunch, as an afternoon treat, or as a fancy appetizer or main course. Crêpes also make for show-stopping desserts.
In this Rouxbe Cooking School lesson on How to Make Crêpes, you will learn about the basic equipment required for making crêpes and how to prepare, flavor and tweak a basic batter in order to create ultra-thin crêpes. You will learn the key steps for properly cooking crêpes and a variety of ways in which to fill, shape and serve them. Finally, you will learn how to make and store crêpes in advance so you can have quick and easy access to them.
A properly-made crêpe is well-received and much appreciated. From very simple to quite elegant, crêpes can make an appearance on your table just by following just a few basic steps.
You may also be interested to know that crêpe, is pronounced “krepp” in French, and since that is where the crêpe originated that is how we have pronounced it as well. If you try to order a “kraype” in France they may wonder what it is you are talking about. Regardless of how they are pronounced, crêpes are magical. And since the holidays are upon us, we thought this was the perfect time to share this lesson with you, so you can make delicious crêpes for your family and friends. We also thought you might just want to put a crêpe pan on your wish list. ;-)
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and most of all Happy Cooking!
The Rouxbe Cooking School Team