Delicious dessert crepes with pudding. This is a family tradition that we inherited from our grandmother. They taste so good, that you really don’t need to serve anything alongside them. Just eat and enjoy them in their plain form. Below the recipe you will find more tips for making and eating them. Do you want to know what exactly is a crêpe, and what the difference is with a pancake? Read on and you will learn it all further down in the article!
About delicious dessert crepes with pudding
These delicious dessert crepes with pudding are so easy to make! Mix all the ingredients and then fry the small pancakes in the pan. That is the shortest version. But the devil is in the detail. Read the following tips to make this a unique experience!
Baking of these dessert pancakes is done on a medium heat. And you only bake the pancakes on one side. And traditionally we serve these pancakes rolled up. What happens if the heat is too high? Then they will burn and become hard. And they will break when you try rolling them up. We don't want that. But there is one more reason to bake them over medium heat. If the heat is too high, you risk that the crêpes are brown to black at the bottom, but still liquid at the upper side. Again, we don’t want this. That’s why you have bake these dessert crepes on a slightly lower heat so that the bottom turns a nice golden brown, and the top is cooked and firm at the same time.
Warm or cold? What is the best temperature to eat these dessert crepes with pudding?
A frequently asked question: should you eat them hot or cold? Well, they are super tasty both hot and cold. Cold, of course, has the advantage that you can make them in advance. Then you no longer have to disappear into the kitchen to prepare the dessert. But they are just as tasty warm. It is also perfectly possible to bake them in advance, and put them in the microwave before serving.
What is the difference between crepes and pancakes?
(French) crepes and pancakes are very related and both delicious. There is no black and white, and most commonly they are even treated as synonyms. But there are differences.
Crepes are usually smaller and thinner. And I would rather see them as a breakfast or a dessert, but not as a main course. They traditionally contain less flour and more milk. So the batter is more liquid, which helps to bake them very thin.
Pancakes are larger and thicker. This because the batter contains more flour. Certainly American pancakes are fluffy and thick. In our family we will rather eat pancakes as a main course or breakfast. Sweet or savory.
Read more about crepes and other kinds of pancakes.
Everything you always wanted to know about crepes, pancakes and anything in between can be found in the following articles:
- Wikipedia: crepes - pancakes - list of pancakes
- Pancakes versus crepes: what's the difference (Kulicks pancake recipes).
- Crepes vs. Pancakes, how are they different? (labonnecrepe.com)
- What is the difference between crepes and pancakes? (crepepro.com)
We love pancakes of all kinds. If you also do so, you may be interested in the following delicious and surprising recipes:
- Traditional whole wheat pancakes.
- Healthy Indian inspired pumpkin pancakes.
- Mascarpone pancakes with red fruit compote.
- American ricotta-lemon pancakes with buttermilk.
- Pancakes with vanilla cream.
- Bacon pancake with syrup.
- Dutch mini buckwheat pancakes with blueberries and banana.
- Smoked salmon blinis with an apple-cream topping.
- Kaiserschmarrn - the Austrian national dish.
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.