Easy desserts have always been right up my alley because I do not always have enough time on my hands to put together something really elaborate. Over the years, I noticed that what I really love making (and eating, of course) are pancakes and crepes. I will tell you now everything I do to make these easy desserts at home with zero headache.
The simplest recipe in the world
One thing I really like about pancakes and crepes is that the composition for the batter is really simple and available for anyone. Just with a few ingredients that you normally have around the house, you will be able to create a dessert everyone in the family will love. Here is the recipe I use.
- One cup of flour
- One cup of milk
- Two eggs
- A bit of sugar
- A bit of salt
The batter is obtained by mixing all of the above together. To tell you the difference between crepes and pancakes, the latter needs a batter that is not as runny as the one for crepes. Basically, crepes are thinner, while pancakes are thicker, so this reflects in the way you create the batter. The above list of ingredients is for crepes, so for pancakes, add more flour to obtain a thicker batter. In case your batter is too consistent, here is what I do (a small trick learned from my mom): I add a bit of water little by little until I obtain the runny type of batter I want for crepes.
My savior: the crepe maker
Although you can use a normal pan for making pancakes and crepes, I found out over the years that getting the exact thickness I want is really tricky this way. So, one day, when I learned from an acquaintance that she is using a crepe maker, my reaction was: “what is that?” As soon as I saw the machine what it does in action, I decided that I needed one for myself. So I went straight to the computer, and ordered mine online.
There are a few things I really love about my crepe maker. For instance, it comes with several temperature settings, so if I do not want crepes or pancakes that are too well done, I go for a lower setting. The pancakes I make all look the same, not what really happened when I used a normal pan. And the best part is that I do not have to scratch the pans after I’m done with cooking! So, from my point of view, it is a really great idea to purchase a crepe maker and take it home with you. This is an investment I am sure I am not going to regret anytime soon.
Here’s a review of my model: