I have been making crepes for years on the stove top with a traditional crepe pan. It works very well, but I decided to purchase a crepe maker to make the process easier for me. I love my new Cuisinart Crepe pan. The electric maker will also prepare pizzelles, pancakes, blini, waffle cones, tortillas, pita bread, and even sugar cones.
After trying out the crepe making process, I can’t believe why I waited to make the purchase. Cuisinart provides a recipe booklet for all of these uses, and also gives many suggestions for serving.
I used their recipe for crepes, which is a bit different than mine, and had excellent results. Each crepe took 1 1/2 minutes to prepare, and I was able to serve them immediately.
I did substitute margarine and fat free milk for my crepes. Here is their recipe: 1 cup whole milk, 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 3 large eggs.
Melt the butter and milk in a saucepan on the stove. Allow to cool to room temperature. Mix the flour and salt in a bowl, add eggs. Gradually add in the milk and butter mixture. Cover in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Preheat the maker, using the scoop, add one scoop of batter. Close the maker and crepe will cook. It was amazing to use this product, and I am looking forward to some of the other recipes as well. I simply served them with powdered sugar. They can be filled with fruit or topped with fruit syrups. They could also be served as savory brunch dishes with vegetables or chicken.
If you would like to read my previous blog posts on crepes, search for crepes on the site, or here is one link to another recipe for stovetop crepes, written by me back in 2011.