Crepes, or Little Tiny Pancakes


Language lesson! Crepe is the French word for pancake. Crepes were originally called galettes, which was a more descriptive term for flat cakes. Crepes were first created in the northwest region of France called Brittany or Breton, as it is known in French.

What food did I try?:

There are two different types of crepes you can try, either savory or sweet! I prefer my crepes with nutella, which means I like them sweet. However, crepes can be more than just a dessert or a really yummy breakfast. The savory crepes contain food such as protein and vegetables and they are made with an unsweetened flour.

How did I feel when I tried it?:

Personally, I think crepes are delicious! I first tried them in high school with my French teacher. She brought in a crepe maker and we learned how to make them by ourselves. I do have to admit that the crepes I have had in France are nothing like the crepes I made in class— they are MUCH better here in France! The sweet crepes are a wonderful dessert!

How is the food prepared?:

Crepes are made by using either a frying pan or a special circular hot plate. You begin by adding a little butter or oil so that the crepe does not stick to the pan. Then, using a liquid batter of flour, sugar, salt, milk, eggs, and butter, the batter is spread evenly across the pan/plate, creating a thin layer.