My recipe for professional lump-free French crepe batter

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Here is my crepe batter recipe for beautiful 15,5 inches-wide sweet crepes (about 15 servings). If you are making savory pancakes, do not add sugar or rum.


10 minutes (washing up excluded)


  • 1 large whisking bowl
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 microwave-safe bowl


  • 4 cups wheat flour (pastry or cake flour)
  • 7 medium eggs
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup melted slightly-salted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 0.2 cup amber rum


  • 1/ Break the eggs into the large bowl and lightly whisk them together
  • 2/ Pour in the milk
  • 3/ Gradually pour in the flour while whisking the mixture. Run the whisk along the sides of the bowl to avoid any flour lumps.
  • 4/ Melt the butter by microwaving it for 45 seconds.
  • 5/ Stir in the butter, the sugar and the rum.
  • 6/ Let the batter stand for at least 2 hours.

Recipe French crepes