Crepes are one of my favorite things in the world; savory, sweet, doesn’t matter 🙂 Both are wonderful!
Using a recipe provided by Mother Goose Time’s Art Studio, we made savory (ham and cheese) crepes and sweet (apples and cinnamon) crepes.
The crepes were amazing and the kids and I had a feast with our results 🙂
Crepes are a lot like pancakes, but thinner, and usually with a filling.
What do you know about eggs?
Invite children to carefully hold and pass an egg while discussing.
Eggs are one of those ingredients we don’t often let the kids hold. In fact the first cookie recipe we traditionally use with our kids doesn’t call for any eggs at all! So, they were thrilled to get to hold the eggs and talk about all they knew.
They knew they came from chickens and could come in different colors. They also knew they were tasty and could be prepared scrambled, fried, or hard-boiled.
Invite children to crack eggs into the bowl and make sure no shells fall in.
The kids LOVED this – they felt so grown up and like they were really cooking. Honestly, I was impressed. They did an amazing job!
You can actually see Owl cracking an egg under Grandma’s supervision in the background of the above picture!
Cook – Crepe Recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Filling (we suggest, ham and cheese or apples and cinnamon)
- In the large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and eggs then stir in the milk and water.
- Add the butter and salt then beat until smooth.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan on medium high heat.
- Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle or pan, about 1/8 cup per crepe.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes per side.
- Cut in half (we left ours whole) and fill or top as desired.
For the savory crepe we used honey ham deli slices and Munster cheese as our filling.
For the sweet crepe we sauteed thinly sliced Granny Smith apples with sugar and cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.
We used four apples, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg.
They were sauteed in a tablespoon of butter in a non-stick pan.
Cooking is one of my absolute, favorite ways to teach life skills, math, and science.
Time in the kitchen is also a fabulous way to bond as a family and help build a sense of accomplishment.
Pouring the milk and water in this recipe is a perfect time to show kids how useful those numbers they’ve been learning about can be in the kitchen. Here Owl is pointing to the 1/2 cup line on the measuring cup as Grandma pours the milk.
Health and Safety
In addition to learning the importance of washing their hands and keeping their hands out of their mouths while cooking and preparing foods, this recipe also allows the kids to watch the crepes on a griddle or in a frying pan and learn about how hot the stove top can get. Look and learn – but don’t touch!
Families and Communities
Even the smallest of accomplishments can be celebrated in the kitchen. Owl is pouring water all by himself and not spilling. He’s get a round of applause and encouragement from Grandma.
Being able to roll the crepe and put the finished product on the plate was a huge win for little Owl!
The sweet crepes made with apple and cinnamon were also wonderful. We added a little bit of whipped topping and were rewarded by two very excited kids!
These are so yummy!
Enjoy cooking and learning with your kids in the kitchen 🙂
The image below is perfect for saving on Pinterest!