Healthy Baking Guide

Baking can be very rewarding—especially when the fruits of your labor turn out healthy and delicious. Browse through our best techniques and recipes to start your delectable baking adventure.

How to Make Crepes

Versatile, convenient crepes can be made ahead or made to order. Pair them with an array of fillings any time of day.

Flipping a crepe
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Cooking Tips

Cook Quickly
Because it's so thin, a crepe cooks very quickly. Check to see if it's done after about one minute. Simply lift one edge of the crepe with a spatula, and gently shake the pan. If the edges of the crepe appear to be crisp, the underside is brown, and it shakes loose from the pan, it's time to turn. It will need to cook only briefly―about 30 seconds―on the other side, just long enough to set the center of the crepe.

Make Extras
Crepes are a choice make-ahead food. You can cook them up to four or five days in advance, stack them between layers of wax paper, slip them in a large zip-top plastic bag, seal, and refrigerate. They will also keep in the freezer for up to two months. If freezing, make sure to stack the crepes between layers of wax paper and wrap them securely with a double layer of plastic wrap. Be sure to allow the frozen crepes to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.

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