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Recipe: Basic Crêpe Batter

Posted at 3:30 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-30 16:49:39-04

Chef and author of best-selling cookbooks The Chef Within Joyce Doughty stopped by today to show us how to make a perfect batch of crêpes with her famous Basic Crêpe Batter recipe. Check out the easy and delicious recipe below!

Basic Crêpe Batter


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender in the order listed and run until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of blender cup once or twice.  *If you do not have a blender, put all ingredients in a large bowl and whisk, getting the batter as smooth as possible.
  2. Transfer the batter to as small and deep a container as will accommodate the batter. If there are still lumps, you can ignore them or pass the batter through a strainer.
  3. Cover and let sit in the fridge until ready to use. *Can be made a day ahead. If so, the batter will oxidize slightly and the top will turn greyish in color which can be ignored.

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