Chef Lena Tries 16 Variations Of Crepes To Find The Perfect Recipe

  • Published: 27 June 2019
  • Chef Lena tries 16 different variations of crepes to find the easiest, most perfect crepe recipe to ever exist. Watch her try 5 different liquids: whole milk, buttermilk, coconut milk, seltzer, and beer (yeah we were skeptical, too). She'll then test 4 different flours for the right texture: almond, corn meal, cake, and whole wheat. Finally, Lena tests 4 different sugars to get the right amount of sweetness: honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.

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  • Dishwasher llborahae
    Dishwasher llborahae  2 weeks back

    Please make more of LINA TRIES!! It’s so helpful!!

    • NotABanana
      NotABanana  3 weeks back

      Beer is important for making quality pancakes (at least in my country). So it isn’t even close to weird for crepes. Good thinking, if you thought of the beer by yourself, and didn’t know it’s actually pretty widely used c:

      • TheCilou6
        TheCilou6  3 weeks back

        I cook crèpes on a higher temperature than Lena does. Also, Il rol the crepe with the filling inside, hence the term "filling".
        I too as I saw in some comments use half milk half beer.

        • Lykke Marie
          Lykke Marie  2 months back

          ''crayp'' ...

          • Roxanne Laflamme
            Roxanne Laflamme  2 months back

            Let's be honest, crêpes are wayyy better than pancakes

            • AlumniArmy
              AlumniArmy  2 months back

              I get really pissed of about the fact that no one seems to had French classes in school. Y‘all can’t even pronounce Crêpes.

              • Nobody Slim
                Nobody Slim  2 months back

                Simple vanilla cake pls

                • Nobody Slim
                  Nobody Slim  2 months back

                  How about a vanilla cake??

                  • crystal fumes
                    crystal fumes  3 months back

                    Just make whole milk crepes with half a beer poured in the batter, perfect mix. Also, where I come from in the south of france, we make crepes with chestnut flour, it's AMAZING

                    • Elena 150617
                      Elena 150617  3 months back

                      hello i'm french and the best tips i can gives you is to try Brown butter (nuty flavour) and to add "grand marnier" wich is basically traditional alcool that we use for crepes that way you have the perfects crepes

                      • Ashley Nguyen
                        Ashley Nguyen  3 months back

                        i feel bad for all the criticism on her cooking methods. lena is actually super sweet and entertaining and tbh shes taking the time to test out all these recipes. thanks chef lena!

                        • Preet Bajwa
                          Preet Bajwa  3 months back

                          Why does she keep dropping them on the floor??

                          • Bill Shaw
                            Bill Shaw  3 months back

                            You make me miss my Grandparents! They always planted strawberries. I would help pick them so grandma would make me either strawberry pie or shortcake! They owned and ran a few restraunts. Grandma would make fresh pies and baked goods fresh every morning. Needless to say I ate well when I visited them!

                            • Ava
                              Ava  3 months back

                              she’s just burning them 😂

                              • Dorotea Horvat
                                Dorotea Horvat  4 months back

                                In Europe, we often use sparkling water for the liquid (half milk, half water) and ALWAYS mix by hand.

                                • Morgane Gautier
                                  Morgane Gautier  4 months back

                                  French rule:
                                  Buckwheat for salty
                                  Regular flour for sugar ;)

                                  • Jamie Wilson
                                    Jamie Wilson  4 months back

                                    Buttermilk makes everything better!

                                    • Robert Finch
                                      Robert Finch  4 months back

                                      like why does Lena not get more views? she's lovely

                                      • Sarah Travenick
                                        Sarah Travenick  4 months back

                                        Try refrigerating the batter overnight. Better texture and easier to cook.

                                        • vicky
                                          vicky  4 months back

                                          i’m french and i feel so offended by this

                                          • Luvknots78
                                            Luvknots78  4 months back

                                            Use a hotter pan and more butter in it. You will get some pretty color.

                                            • John De Jong
                                              John De Jong  5 months back

                                              In addition to my earlier comment I have a great tip. Put real butter in a frying pan end let it brown lightly. Add orange juice, some sinnamon, orange cest and brown sugar. let it simmer on medium heat till all the sugar has desolved. put some corn flour in a glass and add watter. use your finger to mix. this is the onely way to prevent lomps. add this bitt by bitt to the saus. whe the saus has the thickness of a good gravy. turn your gas on low. Put you creps one by one in the saus en poor the saus over the creps when all the creps are soaked you are almost ready.Put the pan on the dinnertable. Take a saus spoon en fill it with orange liqueur set this to fire en poor over the creps. serve with a skoop of cinnamon icecreme or any other flavor icecream. you will make a great impression. Have fun.

                                              • John De Jong
                                                John De Jong  5 months back

                                                hi Lena, here's a tip. Crepes are one of these things that needs full fat products. use plain flower (all purpose) whole milk, egs, vanilla sugar, sinnamon and orange cest or lemoncest or ginger cest. use full butter to backe them on medium heat. I can asure you, thy wil blow you out of your panty's. I like your search for perfection. 👍

                                                • Jerald Baxter
                                                  Jerald Baxter  5 months back

                                                  Have you done a chili testing?

                                                  • mandi me
                                                    mandi me  5 months back

                                                    Browned butter for savory crepes. It's amazing.

                                                    • mandi me
                                                      mandi me  5 months back

                                                      The first one is always the "crepe du chien", or the crepe of/for the dog. A treat for your pet who is certainly begging as you cook.

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                                                        nice, I think it is great
                                                        keep sharing them =D

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                                                          When doing these tests maybe you could weigh out your ingredients, when you do flour, sugar ect. in cups some might be upto 20g more cause it can be more packed than others and the results may difer from that

                                                          • Kenzie & Harry
                                                            Kenzie & Harry  5 months back

                                                            the key is to put them on a plate and wrap them in foil they become the PERFECT blend of being able to hold heavy ingredients but are also kinda chewy but easy to cut....amazing

                                                            • Marija Dukoska
                                                              Marija Dukoska  5 months back

                                                              The perfect way to make Crêpes is always high heat and making them fast. My recipe uses the same ratios but: instead of cake flower I use 3/4 all-purpose flower and 1/4 corn flower (it gives the crepe a nice color and makes it a bit more sturdy for different fillings, especially savoury), instead of just milk or buttermilk I use 1/2 regular milk and 1/2 mineral water, with gas. I sometimes put butter, but not always. Also I never put sugar in the batter, just a pinch of salt, but this is mostly because I like to have both savoury and sweet Crêpes. And last but not least, I always leave the batter to rest for half an hour. And yes, there is eggs on the recipe, same as yours.

                                                              • Sofia Marie Estadilla
                                                                Sofia Marie Estadilla  5 months back

                                                                Sticking it on her nose then eating it 😫

                                                                • Manjus Taste
                                                                  Manjus Taste  5 months back

                                                                  Nice video, new subscriber
                                                                  Hope you support me back

                                                                  • Ethan Wong
                                                                    Ethan Wong  5 months back

                                                                    Hi!, your video is amazing
                                                                    that looks great.
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                                                                    • Maria FP
                                                                      Maria FP  5 months back

                                                                      But but... The filling... Inside!!!!!!!!

                                                                      • Esther Qiu
                                                                        Esther Qiu  5 months back

                                                                        June should have her own show

                                                                        • Li denhout
                                                                          Li denhout  5 months back

                                                                          I would love to see this but with a vegan and non vegan version of the thing youre making :)

                                                                          • Li denhout
                                                                            Li denhout  5 months back

                                                                            crepes are pancakes in my country

                                                                          • Kathy Chahrouri
                                                                            Kathy Chahrouri  5 months back

                                                                            I was so hopeful for the cornmeal! I think it would do better if you buzzed it from meal to powdery flour before measuring and try again!

                                                                            • pablo emanuel
                                                                              pablo emanuel  5 months back

                                                                              What kind of monster puts the filling ON TOP of the crepes?

                                                                              • Isa Moguel
                                                                                Isa Moguel  5 months back

                                                                                Please find the best cheesecake recipe lol

                                                                                • Christopher Kueh
                                                                                  Christopher Kueh  5 months back

                                                                                  Chef Lena can you please please make the best waffles recipe ?? 😋

                                                                                  • Fresh Bridges
                                                                                    Fresh Bridges  5 months back

                                                                                    This video is very inspiring i always wanted to make crepes but btw can you make esclairs from the movie simply irresistible

                                                                                    • Cléo
                                                                                      Cléo  5 months back

                                                                                      In France we do use whole milk, eggs, vanilla sugar and more importantly brown butter and rum

                                                                                      • Khristafer Sheffield
                                                                                        Khristafer Sheffield  5 months back

                                                                                        "I have opinions on everything"

                                                                                        Big feels.

                                                                                        • Chris Hansen
                                                                                          Chris Hansen  5 months back

                                                                                          miller high life champagne of beers!..I didnt know that would rather have a corona myself.

                                                                                          • Dan Richards
                                                                                            Dan Richards  5 months back

                                                                                            kinda left out combining liquids, a little water in the crepe batter gives those crispier edges.

                                                                                            • PrettyTigerlilly
                                                                                              PrettyTigerlilly  5 months back

                                                                                              Try buckwheat flour for the savory crepe (galette), it's so good with ham and swiss cheese! Xx

                                                                                              • shenlun
                                                                                                shenlun  5 months back

                                                                                                please do waffles