Charlene and her daughter Stone love baking together and always have fun in the kitchen. Stone, a budding Francophile, has a passion for all things French and proudly serves as her mom's language tutor, playfully correcting her whenever she mispronounces a word.

With Bastille Day just around the corner, they thought that the best way to celebrate the anniversary of the French revolution was to make crepes. Here's a simple recipe that will make you feel like you're in Paris.


1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons melted butter

Optional toppings: Nutella, fresh fruits, powdered sugar, whipped cream, etc.


In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Give it a quick whisk to blend the dry ingredients together.

In a separate bowl, crack the eggs and beat them lightly. Gradually add the beaten eggs to the dry ingredients while stirring. Pour in the milk and continue to whisk until the batter becomes smooth and free of lumps.

Add the melted butter to the batter and mix well. The melted butter adds flavor and helps prevent sticking.

Heat a non-stick frying pan or crèpe pan over medium heat. If needed, lightly grease the pan with a bit of butter or cooking spray.

Using a ladle or measuring cup, pour a small amount of batter into the pan, tilting and swirling it to spread the batter evenly. The crèpe should be thin and cover the entire bottom of the pan. Cook the crèpe for about 1-2 minutes until the edges start to turn golden brown. Gently flip the crèpe using a spatula and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side.

Remove the cooked crèpe from the pan and place it on a plate. Repeat the process with the remaining batter until it's all used up, making sure to grease the pan lightly between each crèpe.

Once all the crèpes are cooked, let your children get creative with the toppings. They can spread Nutella, sprinkle powdered sugar, or place fresh fruits on the crèpes.

Note: Feel free to adjust the sweetness according to your preference by adding more or less sugar. You can also experiment with different fillings and toppings to make the crèpes even more exciting.

July 12, 2023 — Charlene Roxborough