French Baking Class: Crepes

Shelley, Community Life Specialist, finishing a crepe

St. John’s Meadows’ assisted living community, the Hawthorne is starting off 2020 with having each month celebrate a different country. January is honoring France, which brings special baking classes, educational activities, and a travelogue exploring the city of lights, Paris, France.

The first kick off to learning more about France was a crepe making lesson. Our residents enjoyed assisting in the creation of the crepes, but the best part was devouring the delectable treat once assembled.

A simple, yet delicious recipe, makes this French staple easy to replicate.




French Crepe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tablespoons of butter, melted

French Crepe Toppings:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • Combine ingredients together in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a whisk
  • Whisk the batter together until smooth, try to remove any flour lumps
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat over a burner with butter in the bottom of the pan
  • Take two small scoops of batter for a thin crepe
  • Slowly rotate the pan to even the batter
  • Fluff edges of the batter with a fork or knife
  • Cook about 5 minutes, and try to flip the crepe
  • Cook each side for about 5-7 minutes or until sides are bubbly and slowly browning
  • Once cooked thoroughly, remove from pan and place on a plate
  • Take two scoops of ice cream and lay in the middle of the crepe
  • Scatter a few berries in the middle of the crepe
  • Fold the bottom of the crepe up toward the middle and fold both sides around to close the crepe
  • Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and scatter a few more berries around the plate
  • Top with whipped cream, and enjoy!


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