Crêpes with Bonne Maman Preserves are delicious for breakfast as well as snacks & desserts. Crêpes are thin pancakes made with a flour-based batter. This famous French dish is loved around the world and often comes folded and filled with all sorts of sweet fillings.
Crêpes are easy to make: simply cook a basic batter in a frying pan and fill it with your favorite flavor of Bonne Maman Preserves or Jelly. The full flavor and fruity texture of Bonne Maman complement the smooth, mellow taste of the crêpes. Try combining Bonne Maman with another ingredient in one of these delicious filling suggestions:
- Sliced bananas with Bonne Maman Wild Blueberry Preserves
- Cream cheese with Raspberry Preserves
- Fluffy, whipped cream with Orange Marmalade and toasted walnuts
- Strawberry Preserves, a light chocolate spread and whipped cream
- Natural peanut butter with Grape Jelly
Feeling inspired? Keep reading for Bonne Maman’s Basic Crêpe Batter Recipe!
BASIC CREPE BATTER RECIPE
Recipe from Bonne Maman
- 2 eggs, well-beaten
- 1 1/2 cups milk or cream
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix together eggs, milk or cream, melted butter and sugar. Add flour and baking powder. Stir until smooth.
Spoon batter onto a pre-heated, buttered frying pan and cook until thin and crêpe begins to brown and can be easily folded over without breaking.
Did you know…February 2nd is La Chandeleur in France, or “The Day of Crêpes.” Not only is the holiday celebrated by eating a lot of crêpes, but the French also do a bit of fortune telling while making them. It is traditional to hold a coin in your writing hand and a crêpe pan in the other, and flip the crêpe into the air. If you manage to catch the crêpe in the pan, your family will be prosperous for the rest of the year. Give it a try!