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Buttermilk Crêpes

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.

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.

Servings
SERVING

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Fillings: fresh berries, preserves, cooked apples, Nutella (chocolate-hazelnut spread)

Preparation

  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 200F. 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.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 6 (makes 16 to 18 crêpes)
  • Calories 276
  • Carbohydrate Content 37 g
  • Cholesterol Content 130 mg
  • Fat Content 10 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 8 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 6 g
  • Sodium Content 297 mg
  • Sugar Content 15 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g