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I suspect that you're lucky enough to have had the proper savoury pancake from some regions of France (e.g. Brittany). This isn't known as a crepe in French, but as a galette. This word also has other meanings, as a type of cake, tart or biscuit (British English)/ small crisp cookie (US English). Wikipedia has an article discussing many types. French ...


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Your supposed advantages are not correct. I believe if eggs are mixed too much, whites can get a rubber-like texture. No, this is not correct. Are you thinking of gluten? That is the ingredient that gets tough with overmixing. So by that logic, you should be adding the flour last - but the whole point of recipes which are being held for a long time is to ...


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This is not a burnt patch, cast iron doesn't burn. It is almost certainly a rust patch. Since the surface comes into direct contact with food, you cannot use the rust removers sold in home improvement stores. You need to remove it with lye - you can try a mechanical stripping too, but that is unlikely to get all tiny specks of rust, unless you get serious ...


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It is a compromise either way. Neither will be as good as freshly made, but both methods will work. As far as frozen batter, you will either need to plan ahead, or be willing to wait for it to thaw. If you go this route, I would suggest zip style freezer bags, and freeze flat, so that it will thaw more quickly. Also, some of the leavening power will be ...


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It sounds like maybe there's a couple of possibilities. The pan is too hot. This can happen even over lower heat settings if you leave the pan to preheat for too long, or it may be that the burner's "medium-low" setting is just too hot, and you should use an even lower setting. The batter consistency is wrong. Crepe batter should be very thin, if it is ...


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Crepes were made long before teflon was invented. I use a quality steel pan and non stick spray. I reapply the spray every 3rd or 4th crepe to avoid sticking. Everything else is temperature control. If your temps are too high then the crepes will toast and burn before they set on top. If the temp is too low then they are more prone to sticking. It takes ...


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Disclaimer: French, and lover of Crêpes and Galettes. I tried to find as many English links as possible, but some articles had no English translations and are therefore in French. TL;DR It was either a Crêpe au Sarrasin or Galette de Sarrasin. Both are made from buckwheat (sarrasin, also called blé noir), which give them their brown color. If it had a ...


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You can actually buy tools which help to spread batter. My sister got me a hot-plate crepe maker for Christmas the other year, which came with one of these: Which I find does the job perfectly! You should be able to find one online pretty easily or DIY one yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhKFAlk-gtU


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First, this can indeed be a thick batter, as the other answers mentioned. I would recommend using Ruhlman's ratio of 1:2:2 flour to milk to egg as a starting point of what a good crepe batter should be like. You can experiment with other recipes if you want something nonstandard, but first do some batches to get a feel for the proper consistency. And don't ...


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If your recipe is as given, you're making a crêpe, or something akin to it (as it's not risen). That's important here, I feel, as crêpes freeze much better than risen pancakes. The lack of a risen texture means one less thing to go wrong in the freezer. We freeze both kinds of pancakes for our children, and have had great success particularly with the ...


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I have the an earlier model of this griddle, and have made hundreds of buckwheat crepes (galettes) on it, so here's some advice based on my own experience. Your answer is in your description: "After a lite greasing of the surface I pour the batter on and as soon as the batter hits the griddle the first problem begins which is an almost boiling of the batter....


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A crisp crepe is less about the recipe and more about the cooking technique. You simply need to leave it a little longer before flipping it, allowing the edges to crisp. A little more oil than usual will help, but it should still only be a thin coating wiped on with a paper towel. To make a thicker crepe, simply use less liquid. You can also look at using ...


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Based on personal experience: yes. I'd recommend the frying pan over the crepe pan, because the frying pan likely has a thicker bottom and can just be left on low heat for an even heating surface. Rolled steel crepe pans develop hot spots if not moved around. In either case, you heat the pan dry. Better than either of those, however, is a griddle. You ...


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I have started to make pancakes, and we use a crepe recipe, only to notice I had forgotten to add the egg. I next added the egg and made the pancakes. It can be done, eggs last, but I see no advantage.


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Please try the South Indian method of making Dosai/Dosa. You can use any type of Griddle such as non-stick, cast iron, stainless steel or even Hard Anodised. The trick lies in treating the griddle with oil and regulating the heat underneath. Take half Tsp of oil on a paper tissue/napkin, apply a thin layer of oil by rubbing/applying the oily tissue on the ...


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A Crêpe is a pancake. It may be a pancake made by a skilled crêpiere and spread ultra-thin by use of a crêpe spreader and flipped with a crêpe spatula, which requires use of a low sided pan or griddle to properly achieve, and perhaps served up with orange or cream sauces, but it is basically a pancake. Delia, Nigella et al give us the same recipes under ...


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Crepes and pancakes are very similar in ingredients, crepe batter is thinner (i.e. runnier). American pancake batter spreads some then stops so you get thicker pancakes, crepe (by the way in many parts of the english speaking world crepes are called pancakes) batter spreads more. It doesn't take that much more liquid to get a crepe batter.


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You can substitute but don't expect them to be exactly the same, of course. The fat, protein, and sugar in milk all interfere with the flour and egg protein binding in the crepes. Milk will produce a more tender product. Also expect the flavor to be a little less luxurious without the fat and sugar. You can use vanilla or replace some of the oil with ...


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The trick, according to a French roommate from college, was thin batter temperature and a well (clarified) buttered pan. The batter should feel almost too thin. I always thought that the batter was perfect and she would thin it just a little more. The pan should be at just the right temperature (this will vary stove by stove). Your photos look like the ...


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Outside of old French traditions like the galettes discussed by Chris H, there are a ton of modern recipes for crepes made with different kinds of whole grain flour. It can be whole wheat, or any other grain or pseudograin. Most of them will be noticeably darker than a normal crepe made with white wheat flour. So it is impossible to say which one exactly ...


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Given that you ask about flaming cognac, I'm going to assume that you're making Crepes Suzette. If that's the case, it's not complicated. Follow the recipe I just linked; you'll see that even though it includes making crepes from scratch, that's a separate, first step. You then heat the crepes in the orange butter and sugar. if they are too dry to fold, ...


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It sounds like the griddle might be too heavily greased. You actually want the crepe to stick to the griddle at first, to help the batter spread. (Later, the dehydration and starch gelling causes the crepe to shrink slightly and release from the griddle.) If it's floating on oil from the very beginning, it'll just come along with the spreader.


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Are we talking about pancakes or crepes here? I’ve never eaten pancakes, but crepes only taste good when fresh. Even letting them sit for a few minutes and then re-heating them is bad. So I’d freeze the batter. If you only want to store the batter for a short time then refrigeration works fine. Letting it sit in the fridge for a few hours actually improves ...


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Having now been able to watch the videos, they do seem like what I've seen. The first isn't very clear but looks like cloth rather than paper towel to me. The second looks a bit more manufactured, but again familiar. It's a (presumably cotton) cloth, possibly cheesecloth, rolled, and kept rolled with a crimped handle or foil. A cotton or linen tea towel (AKA ...


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To me it looks like the crepe batter is sticking unevenly to the cooking surface. As the crepe cooks, steam is released from the bottom. In some areas the crepe sticks to the pan and prevents the steam from escaping; it gathers into bubbles. (As the crepe continues to cook, the surface dehydrates and proteins contract, releasing the crepe, so this doesn't ...


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There are two separate issues here: the big pockets (which you don't want) and the small bubbles (which you want). The big pockets are indicative of batter on the wet side. Your recipe supports that - you have quite a bit of liquid, and half of it is water. I would suggest to reduce the total amount, and make it all full-fat milk. I wouldn't add fat. My ...


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First be wary of language barrier. In some regions/countries people are making crepes and calling tham pancakes. What in US is called pancakes in some regions/countries call for buttermilk and is called (for example) "Racuchy". Anyway - use aquafaba. Just yesterday I made some crepes with it. They are nice, soft, "rolly" and apart from a ...


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Perfect crêpes are the result of lots of practice. Things you need to experiment with are: Flour - getting just the right fine and freshly ground flour, plenty of wholemeal gives it a better texture. try putting the flour through a food processor to make sure it is equally fine Standing time - the crêpe mixture needs to be left standing enough for flour ...


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I've used both electric and non- electric domed models. The electric one came with a pan similar to a concave doggy dish the same size as the pan. I kept a large tablespoon to spiral around the batter to its edges to keep it round. The hand type didn't have a special dish. I used the spoon more with that pan. It sat right on the burner, gas or electric ...


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