Crêpes

Tutti Frutti Crepes

A crêpe (pronounced /kreɪp/, French IPA: [kʀɛp]) is a type of very thin, cooked pancake usually made from wheat flour. The word, like the pancake itself, is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning “curled.” While crêpes originate from Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is nowadays widespread in France and is considered the national dish. Crêpes can be compared to the African injera, the tortilla, the Indian dosa and the Mexican sope. Crêpes often have a fruit filling of syrup, mixed berries, fresh fruit or lemon cream and may be eaten with fruit jam, feta cheese, sugar, honey, or the hazelnut-chocolate cream Nutella

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 12.46.40 PMTutti Frutti sweet crêpe rolled up, ready to be eaten Crêpes are made  often with a trace of butter or oil on the pan’s surface.

Common fillings for meal crêpes include: cheese, asparagus, spinach, eggs, ratatouille, mushrooms, artichoke (in certain times), and various meat products.

When they are sweet, they can be a dessert. They can be filled with various other sweet items: jam, melted chocolate, dairy, ice cream, Nutella (a chocolate and hazelnut paste), bananas, berries, nuts, poppyseeds, cinnamon etc. Popular sweet toppings include sugar (granulated or powdered), maple syrup, lemon juice, whipped cream, fruit spreads, sliced soft fruits, etc.

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