[Sca-cooks] crepes

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sun Sep 19 02:10:41 PDT 2010

Katherine commented:
<<< I thought I saw a German recipe where one was instructed to swirl around
the batter in the pan, much like a crepe. >>>

What is a crepe? How does it differ from a pancake? Is it just that the former is savory instead of sweet? Or does a pancake have more leavening in it? Does the batter tend to be runnier than pancake batter, resulting in a thinner result?

I don't think I've ever had a crepe before, although I've had pancakes. I seem to remember IHOP serves crepes but I've not tried one of theirs, either.

Now that you mention this "where one was instructed to swirl around the batter", I remember that on a recent show Food Truck Challenge or some such, one of the trucks specialized in crepes, and I remember seeing them pour the batter on the griddle and swirl it around with some kind of utensil. Is that a common thing/requirement in making crepes?


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