Grandma Knobel's Crepes

Grandma Knobel's Crepes

This tasty yet simple crepe recipe has been used by my family for generations.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Sift flour, sugar, and salt into a large bowl. Add milk, eggs, and vanilla and whisk until smooth and slightly thinner than a regular pancake batter; do not overmix the batter or it will result in tougher crepes.
  2. Step 2

    Heat an 8- to 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to the center of the pan.
  3. Step 3

    Pour about 1/2 cup batter into the dot of oil. Hold the skillet by the handle and tilt the pan around so the batter evenly coats the entire skillet; the crepe should be about 1/8-inch thick. Cook until the bottom is medium brown, the top is dry, and the edges are starting to curl, about 1 minute. Flip the crepe and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 30 seconds. If each crepe takes longer than 2 minutes to cook, the batter may need to be thinner or you may need to use a higher heat.
  4. Step 4

    Place crepe on a plate with a dab of butter on top. Drizzle with maple syrup, roll up, dust with powdered sugar, and serve.
  5. Step 5

    Repeat Steps 3 and 4, adding more avocado oil to the skillet as needed.