Russian Crepes Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted

Russian crepes are light and airy, and wonderful for breakfast. Serve them with sour cream and jam for a delicious treat.

Do you ever double up breakfast and dessert?

I mean, I’ve certainly seen plenty of recipes claiming to be breakfast muffins that have a hefty amount of chocolate or glaze or even frosting. I think at that point it becomes a dessert, right?

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At any rate, I think we should be considering having breakfast for dessert more often. Who would really turn down pancakes for dessert? A crazy person, that’s who.

Fortunately, crepes already fit the bill for breakfast or dessert. Heck, lunch too. It just depends on what toppings you put on them.

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We make these gluten-free crepes often, but I don’t always have buckwheat flour on hand. So instead I turn to making Russian crepes, which are very similar to French crepes.

Russian crepes are also called blinchiki, which are derived from the traditional blini. Blini are made from a yeasted batter, while blinchiki are not. Skipping the yeast portion makes these Russian crepes a lot easier to make any time I want to whip up something more special for breakfast.

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Tips for making Russian crepes:

  • A nonstick pan is essential. I like using a crepe pan, but any nonstick pan will do.
  • Depending on the nonstick-ness of your pan, you might not need extra butter for the pan. My pan works best without the extra butter.
  • Tilt the pan in a circle to help spread the batter, but go slowly or you’ll get tentacle crepes rather than ideal circles.
  • The first crepe is the tosser. It will help you get a feel for your pan and batter. Don’t worry about this one!
  • You’ll know when to flip your crepe because the top will look dry and one of the thinner edges will slightly curl up.
  • A large spatula with a sharp edge will work best for flipping.
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Of course, when you’re making crepes you can’t really go wrong, in my opinion. Just load them up with your favorite toppings, and you’ll be set!

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Russian Crepes Recipe

    12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups Milk
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted, plus more for the pan
  • Sour Cream, to serve
  • Jam, to serve

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
  2. Slowly stir in flour. You might not need all of the flour – you want your batter to be runnier than you would have for pancakes.
  3. Stir in sugar and salt, then add melted butter.
  4. Let rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat your skillet or crepe pan over medium heat.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan and tilt to allow batter to completely cover the pan. Cook until edges start to dry and bubbles form, about 2-3 minutes, then carefully flip and cook the other side for about 30 seconds. Repeat until all batter is used.
  6. Serve with sour cream and jam, or your favorite toppings.

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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 12 crepes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 crepe
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 29
Calories 132

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
2%
  Saturated Fat 0g
5%
Sodium 118mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 18g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 3g
9%
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.