The dish was created out of a mistake made by a 14 year old assistant waiter Henry Carpentier (1880–1961) in 1895 at the Maitre at Monte Carlo's Cafdé Paris. He was preparing a dessert for the prince of Wales, the future king Edward 7th, (1841-1910) of England.
Steps needed to prepare the recipe:
- Whisk together flour and eggs in a medium bowl.
- Add milk and cream, and whisk until smooth.
- Pour through a fine strainer into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
- Make the crêpes: Heat a seasoned crêpe pan or small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
- Grease pan with a little butter, then pour in 1⁄4 cup batter.
- Working quickly, swirl batter to just coat pan, and cook until edges brown, about 1 minute.
- Turn with a spatula and brown other side for about 30 seconds.
- Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining batter, greasing pan only as needed.
Ingredients needed for the recipe:
- 6 tbsp. flour
- 6 eggs
- 6 tbsp. milk
- 3 tbsp. heavy cream
- Unsalted butter, as needed
This is my favorite recipe because i grew up eating it , in daycare and school in France. Crepes are my comfort food anytime i feel sad the first thing that come to mind is eating a crepe with nutella. I really hold importance to it cause it is part of my french culture, and now that i am not living in France no more. The little thing that can remind me of my country matter to me a lot!