1 cup SR flour
1 and 3/4 cups milk (room temp, or microwaved 30sec)
30g melted butter (1oz)
1 Tbsp sugar
a pinch of salt
a pinch of salt
- Sift flour, sugar, pinch salt into a bowl (preferrably a jug-bowl)
- Beat in eggs and half the milk. Beat until all lumps are gone.
- Add the rest of the milk, add butter and beat again.
- Stand at room temperature 15-30min (depending on your patience)
- Pour a little into a pre-heated, non-stick frypan and immediately tip the frypan to let the batter spread all over the frypan (can use a regular frypan, greased with a tiny bit of butter) (another option is to spread the batter with a crepe tool or teppanyaki/okonomiyaki spatula) Cook over med-high heat until underside is golden-brown. (about 2 min)
- Lift the edges of the crepe and flip the crepe (I find this easiest to do with my fingers, as the crepe is so thin) Cook just 30 sec or so on the second side.
- Fill the Crepes however you like.
Tips for making Cone-shaped Japanese Street Crepes:
- Place fillings on just one quarter of the crepe. Do not go past the centre-point or it will be difficult to fold.
- If adding ice-cream, use just a tiny scoop (unless you have a very large frypan or crepe maker like the shops use) Other things you could put inside are: creme caramel, brownie, cheesecake.
- Fold the crepe in half, with the centre of the filling on the fold line.
- Next, roll the crepe, starting from the filled part, pivoting on the centre point until you have created a cone.
|My favorite crepe: Strawberries, Ice-cream and Fresh Cream|
To make Chocolate Crepes, just add 3 Tbsp sifted pure cocoa to this recipe.
Savoury Crepes make a nice lunch. See photos below for ideas.
My recipe above isn't really how they make them in the Japanese Street Crepe Shops, because they have proper equipment. This recipe is just so you and I can make them at home when all we have is a frypan!
To make them crispier, flip again (back to the first side) and cook on medium heat for another minute. This also works well with day-old crepes that you kept in the fridge.
Update (June 2012) Marion Crepes are way better than Sweetbox! From Marion Crepes I had a Strawberries, cream and cheesecake crepe! It was amazing! Sorry I didn't take a photo! (My little Ochibi couldn't wait to eat it, nor could I!) It's #48 in the photo menu, 6th photo down.
These photos I took when I went shopping in Harajuku last week.
I had a: Strawberries Chocolate Sauce and cream. 380 yen
The Menu of one of the Crepe shops in Harajuku:
Another Crepe Shop in Harajuku: