Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sourdough Sharing - Crepes

This month's sourdough challenge was crepes.  The recipe was so easy-peasy and tasty.  My challenge came when it was time to make the crepes as I don't own a correct size frying pan.

1 c sourdough
2 eggs
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/2 c milk

Beat all ingredients together, adding enough milk to have a thin batter.  Heat the frying pan, add some butter and pour in 1/4 c of batter. 

Now comes the tricky part.  You are to use a pan between 8" and 10" in diameter.  I only have cast irons frying pans - one 6" and the other 12".  I used the 12" because the 6" was too small but found it too heavy to swirl the pan around so I ended up with flower shapes instead of nice round, thin crepes.

You are to cook the crepe for a minute or two, then flip and cook about 30 seconds or so on the other side.  Remove crepe to plate and continue making until finished the batter.  This makes about 8 to 10 crepes.

I then tried to pour the batter round but ended up with a thick crepe (or thin pancake).

I found this recipe and thought I sounded yummy and easy.  Spread Nutella on crepe and add a banana.  I cut the banana lengthwise so each crepe was rolled around 1/2 banana.

I also spread some with peanut butter and rolled them around the banana as well.  Both were very tasty and would be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

I found the crepe very tasty and made them a second time as pancakes without trying to swirl my heavy pan.  They were very tasty with butter and syrup. 
I will try the crepes again when I have the right size pan.  They were tasty and easy to whip up with so few ingredients.
You can make your crepes into sweet dessert crepes or savory crepes as a main course depending on your filling.
Check out the links below for more delicious crepe ideas.  Enjoy!  ;)



  1. Yum, Nutella and banana sounds so good! I wonder if you could use the back of a spoon or something to spread out the batter in the pan, rather than swirling the pan - you know how they use that little wooden spreader in a crêperie to spread out the batter? The cast iron certainly gave you a lovely colour on the crêpes!

    1. Never been to a creperie so didn't know about the spreader. They were tasty thouhg!

  2. Love the idea of "flower crepes" with Nutella and bananas, but a 12" cast iron pan sounds like a heavy challenge.

    1. It was heavy but I wasn't looking for perfection. My "flowers" tasted great!

  3. Great job on your crepes! I only have cast iron pans, too, so I actually borrowed my neighbor's non-stick skillet to make these in, LOL! I knew the cast iron would be too heavy for me to twirl. lovely job!

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  5. Great Job! The Elvis right:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  6. I love the fillings you chose - you can't go wrong with banana and any kind of spread - I used banana and Biscoff! :) Great job!!

  7. That is one tempting filling!
    I need to try the recipe as a pancake next time!
    Great job on this challenge

  8. No matter the shape, crepes are always delicious!