Thursday, May 27, 2010

Crepes with lemon zest

Last night we prepared crepes for our guests who were visiting us from London. Since Hubby is an excellent crepe maker, he doesn't follow a recipe. But don't worry, I took meticulous notes.

"What ingredients do we need to make Croatian crepes?" Good question! Here is the recipe. You will need: 2 eggs, 1 cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoonful of baking soda, 1 teaspoonful sugar, 1 cup of milk and one lemon zest. (this makes about 8-12 depending on the size of pan)

How to Prepare Crepes:

1. Mix milk and eggs, then add the rest of the ingredients. Feel free to improvise: you can add more milk or flour if your batter is too runny or too thick.

2. Pour a little vegetable oil on a folded paper towel, and wipe the pan evenly.

3. Pour in 2 - 3 tbsp. of batter and quickly move pan around, so that batter spreads evenly, covering the whole surface with a thin layer.

4. Let cook for about 1 minute. Then, flip with a metal spatula, and cook other side for about 30 seconds.

5. Repeat the steps until you run out of batter.

Beli was a great assistant.
We normally use orange zest but since we were out of oranges we used lemon zest. In my opinion, they turned out excellent!
Crepes can have any sort of filling (jam, chocolate, fruit, even peanut butter) but in our household, we use the chocolate-hazelnut spread Nutella. You can eat them rolled up like a burrito (my preferred way) or fold them in quarters (fold in half then fold again.) Yum, yum!

What is your favorite topping for crepes?


  1. HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we lurve crepes with nutella, for sure ;-) and your little angel is just too adorable! x

  2. We love too, crepes!
    I could make a few with your recipe but I don't have the most important ingredient:a such cute assistant ;)

  3. Alice, Hubby introduced me to Nutella. I was all about peanut butter! (for some reason PB is not popular in Croatia, but I don't blame them when they have Nutella)

  4. Hey Mihaela,

    Name for crepes in Romanian: clatita (is this correct?)

    Beli loves to help out in the kitchen.

  5. NUTELLA! Definitely - the best! It seems that Beli likes that too!

  6. Elisa, these crepes look and sound too wonderful!!! Thank you for the recipe.

    My favourite topping? It HAS to be NUTELLA of course!!! :)))

  7. Babs, Beli LOVES it then again, she loves chocolate..period...:)

  8. Juanita, let me know how they turn out.

  9. hi E.

    tell me please why you use baking soda in pancake recipe.
    what does it add (as I don't use it)?

    tip: knowing peanutbutter is hard to find in Croatia, I make it myselve there in my foodprocessor (easy and tasty).
    buy kiki riki, put it in processor, add a little sunflower oil and start the machine.
    adding sugar makes is sweet, a little vanilla adds taste and if to thick, add some oil.

    (I use it for my "worldfamous" sate-sauce, an indonesian roasted marinated meatcubes.)

  10. pim, good question, I actually did some research, hehe I always use it because it's suppose to make the pancakes rise, but since they are crepes you don't really need the ingredient since they are flat, now that I think about it, I think I used baking powder,(which I just read, should not be substituted for baking soda.)

    great idea, I never thought to make my own peanut butter, I was so relieved when super konzum began carrying that I no longer had to drive all the way to Metro!


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