I’ve never made crepes before – and to be perfectly honest – I didn’t cook these crepes either, my friend Robin did the cooking and he did an excellent job! I did make the batter and the orange sauce though. These were really good and were enjoyed by all. I got the recipe for the crepes from Food Network TV. They are Alton Brown’s recipe.
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 ½ tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cointreau or grand marnier (optional)
Butter, for coating the pan
In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and pulse for 10 seconds. Place the crepe batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This allows the bubbles to subside so the crepes will be less likely to tear during cooking. The batter will keep for up to 48 hours.
Heat a small non-stick pan. Add butter to coat. Pour 1 ounce of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly. Cook for 30 seconds and flip. Cook for another 10 seconds and remove to the cutting board. Lay them out flat so they can cool. Continue until all batter is gone.
After they have cooled you can stack them and store in sealable plastic bags in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to two months. When using frozen crepes, thaw on a rack before gently peeling apart.
3 Tbls butter
2 heaping Tbls flour
1 ½ - 2 cups orange juice
3 Tbls sugar
Melt butter, add flour and whisk for a minute. Add sugar and whisk again.
Slowly add orange juice while whisking. Cook until thickened. Start with less orange juice and add as needed to make the desired consistency.