Magimix recipe: sweet and savoury French crepes

French crepes

Chef David Bitton shows us how to make sweet and savoury crepes in this 3 in 1 recipe. Learn how to make the crepe batter, as well as two types of fillings in this easy Crepe recipe by watching the video.

SAVOURY FRENCH CREPES

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INGREDIENTS

For the crepes:

  • 250g plain flour, sifted
  • 3 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 500ml milk
  • 50g clarified butter (ie melted with the solids removed)
  • Pinch salt

For the filling:

  • ¼ cup Bitton Turmeric and Black Pepper Oil (or any good quality olive oil)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 eschalot, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 500g button mushrooms, roughly chopped in the Magimix food processor
  • 200g fresh baby spinach leaves
  • Sea salt
  • Cracked white pepper
  • 2 cups Mornay Sauce (see recipe following)

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
To make the crepes, place all ingredients into the bowl of your Magimix Cook Expert.

Set your Magimix onto the EXPERT programme without heat at Speed 13, for 1 minute. Turn the Magimix off and allow the crepe mix to sit for 30 minutes before using.

Place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add ½ teaspoon of butter. Add a tablespoon of the crepe mixture to the centre of the frying pan and swirl it around to cover the base of the pan.
When the edges of the crepes turn brown, gently turn them over with a spatula (or flip them by tossing them in the pan if you feel confident!) Cook until golden brown. Set aside until required.

For the crepe filling, place the eschalots and garlic into the COOK EXPERT and set to speed 12, no heat, 1 minute and run, stopping halfway through to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Add the olive oil, butter and mushrooms, set EXPERT to 1A, heat 120 degrees for 10 minutes and run. After 9 minutes pause the machine and add the spinach and seasoning then continue the programme. Tip the mixture out onto a tray to cool quickly.

To create the savoury crepes, lay a crepe out and spread over some of the mornay mixture. Top the crepes with some of the vegetable mixture and roll and place into a tray. Repeat until all rolled. Top with sprinkled cheese and some extra mornay if you like!
Place the tray into the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is gratinated.
Serves 6 to 8

SWEET FRENCH CREPES

INGREDIENTS

  • 250g plain flour, sifted
  • 30g castor sugar
  • 3 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 500ml milk
  • 50g clarified butter (ie melted with the solids removed)
  • Pinch salt
  • Clarified butter for frying
  • Toppings of your choice (suggest Bitton Strawberry and Vanilla Jam, Nutella or Bitton Orange Jelly and Ice Cream)

METHOD

Place all ingredients into the bowl of your Magimix Cook Expert.

Fit the whisk and set your Magimix onto the EXPERT programme without heat at Speed 13, for 1 minute. Turn the Magimix off and allow the crepe mix to sit for 30 minutes before using.

Place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add ½ teaspoon of butter. Add a tablespoon of the crepe mixture to the centre of the frying pan and swirl it around to cover the base of the pan.
When the edges of the crepes turn brown, gently turn them over with a spatula (or flip them by tossing them in the pan if you feel confident!) Cook until golden brown.

Turn crepes out onto a plate, brush with the topping of your choice (or serve it on the side), fold in half and then into quarters and serve immediately.

MORNAY SAUCE

INGREDIENTS

  • 500ml milk (at room temperature)
  • 50g butter (at room temperature)
  • 65g plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 100g gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch salt

METHOD

Place all ingredients except the cheese into the metal bowl of your Magimix COOK EXPERT and run the EXPERT programme for 9 minutes, Speed 4, 95 degrees.

Pause the machine at 7 minutes and add the gruyere cheese and season to taste.

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