World Pancakes day is February 2nd every year. I didn’t know this until three years ago. That’s when i took the picture below in commemoration.
Crepes are thin pancakes, the Americans like their pancake thick the Europeans prefer it thin. Crepes are popular in Nigeria but we just call them Pancakes.
- 1 1/2 All purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp powdered evaporated Milk
- 10g unsalted butter (optional)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp Baking powder (optional)
- Sugar (as much or as little as you like)
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract (you can use vanilla essence or your favorite flavour)
- *1 tsp grated nutmeg (optional)
- (Addition of 1/8 tsp of baking soda will make it a pancake)
- 2 tbsp veg oil to fry.
- Mix all ingredients together except oil to a very smooth paste.
- Place a non stick on low heat, using a pastry brush, brush some oil on the pan or push about a drop of oil on the pan and let it spread across the pan.
- Scoop the paste into the pan and allow it spread to the edge of the pan.
- Allow the lower side to dry slighty then flip the sides and allow the other side to dry and the edges to crisp slightly.
As a Mum, my kids love pancakes and it was one of the first things I taught them to make themselves. Their pancake/crepe game is really tight now and it is the quickest breakfast or hunger blocking snack. Here is what I taught them to do.
They make large batches of pancake batter *without butter* per time, bottle them up and store in the fridge.
Note: We don’t add butter to the mix because it will harden up the batter when it cools in the fridge. And we don’t add butter at all thereafter. Butter is an optional element.
We store in capped bottles like this and store for as long as 3 weeks in the fridge. If you don’t have this kind of cover, you can perforate a normal cover to make a hole in it
With adult supervision, this was made by 8yr old son. See how easy it is to make round pancakes squeezing the batter out of the bottle
(Updated April 2020)
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13 thoughts on “Crepes”
Why do the children make it without butter for storage and do you add butter before frying
We don’t add butter to the mix because it will harden up the batter when it cools in the fridge. And we don’t add butter at all thereafter. Butter is an optional element.
Thank you. Do you add baking powder in your own, am asking cos I want mine just like yours. Again, of am using tin milk cup to measure please how do I adjust my measurements. Thanks.
I use baking powder. Deduct how much liquid milk you are using from the water. Example if the recipe calls for 1 cup of water and you have half cup of milk , use half water half milk. If you have 1/4 cup milk use 3/4 water.
The best pancake recipe I’ve tried so far.
Thank you for the feedback.
Thanks for the recipe once again, please can I mix all recipe with a mixer?
Certainly! I use the mixer all the time.
All ingredients I meant, sorry for the typo
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How do you make so that your pancake would not get white and how do you make it so that it won’t be to soft and a little soggy so I’ll make it better the next time I make it.
When making your pancake, ensure to leave it to cook well on each side. Let the heat of the pan brown up each. Flip often so the pancake doesn’t burn on either side. With regards to it being too soft and soggy, check that your batter is not too runny. Hope your next pancake comes out great! Cheers.