Don’t worry about getting the thinnest possible crepes. I have had people tell me that when they make crepes, they aren’t thin enough. Crepes don’t need to be perfectly thin, and they often aren’t. When I ate crepes from a street vendor in Tel Aviv, they were about the same thickness as the ones I make, and they were not thin as paper. Relax, your crepes are not too thick.
You’ll probably mess up a couple of the crepes when you make a batch. So what? I’ve made lots of crepes, and I still mess up at least one per batch. Sprinkle some sugar on it and enjoy it as a snack. Don’t let it worry you.
If you’re making enough crepes to serve a lot of people, there are three easy ways to handle it. First, you can stick the crepes on a plate in a barely warm (200°F) oven, where they’ll stay warm until you are ready to assemble them. Second, you can serve them as you make them. When serving family on a busy night, it’s sometimes okay if people eat them as they are served. Third, it’s not a big deal if the crepes cool down a little bit before you eat. If the filling is warm, it makes up for it.
Although crepes are fairly easy to make, there are devices now on the market to simplify the process even further. These are crepe makers and they come in a variety styles, sizes and capabilities.
Now, what is the difference between a crepe pan and a crepe maker? A crepe pan is essentially a shallow, steel frying pan or a griddle, which heats quickly and bakes the crepe, under some supervision, of course. The electric crepe maker does most of the work as far as cooking the crepes is concerned. It signals you as to when the temperature is just right for cooking crepes, as well as when the crepe is cooked.
Rest assured that however you want to get into the crepe making process we, at J.E.S. Restaurant Equipment and Kitchen Emporium have the knowledgeable people and the equipment you will need to get started. Do not hesitate to call or shoot us a question on the web site.
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