Light French style pancakes with beer

This is my favourite recipe for French style pancakes: the crepes. These are the pancakes I’ve always been baking with my mother, for every Candlemas, every Mardi Gras or any afternoon tea!

I love the special taste of these pancakes because of the beer, and it is so much better than baking soda! I don’t use any oil in the mix, which is lighter and better. And the recipe is very easy to do, so enjoy it!

Prep : 10 min

Makes 15 to 20 crepes

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup beer (lager)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water

In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar and salt.

Make a well in the center, and pour the eggs. Whip them extending the well, to incorporate the flour gradually, and add the liquids little by little to avoid lumps.

Heat a pan over high heat. Let melt a knob of butter in the pan, then pour a ladleful of batter, spreading it quickly accross the surface of the pan.

When the edges of the pancake start to brown and detach from the pan, flip the pancake to cook the other side.

Enjoy it with jam, sugar, ice cream, melting chocolate, whipped cream, fresh fruits, honey…

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