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Best Spanish Crepes – Tasty Recipe from a Local

Sometimes we just want to have a tasty dessert, but during the summer no one wants to turn the oven on and start baking. At this time of the year, no-bake recipes come to save us.

One of the easiest no-bake recipes to make is the Spanish Crepes also known as Frisuelos or Filloas, depending on the region.

This Hispanic dessert is like thin pancakes, and you can play a lot with the topping for this recipe. Stay tuned to this article, since here we will show you everything there is to know about the filloas. 

Best Spanish Crepes - Tasty Recipe from a Local

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You will leave this article knowing how to make them, how to store and serve them, and more about the story of this Spanish dish. 

Background of the Dish

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The pancake recipe is often confused with the typical French crepes, but in this case, we are talking about the treats from Spain. 

Unlike the French case, these crepes are softer and do not have any crust.

There is no exact date of how they were created, nor is it possible to determine which country invented them first, but what is known is that it is one of the most popular desserts in southern Spain.

They are served with jams, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce, in case you want to eat them as desserts (its most traditional version). 

You can also use them to make cannelloni, or serve them with mozzarella cheese, serrano ham, or whatever you want.

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Things You’ll Need for Spanish Crepes

To make this Spanish crepes recipe you just need eggs, flour, and milk, so there is no excuse for not making them. 

If you want to delve into the world of Spanish recipes, then you should try and make the Spanish apple empanada, Spanish horchata recipe, and the Spanish tortas recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (200g) flour
  • 2 cups (500ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Oil

How to Make Spanish Crepes – Step by Step Guide

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  1. To make these Spanish Crepes grab a large bowl and place the eggs and beat them with the help of a whisk or a fork. Make sure no shell falls out.
  1. After that, incorporate the flour alternating with the milk little by little so that no lumps form. If you see any lump forming, then you can break it with the help of a whisk. 
  1. Then add some oil to a frying pan so the crepes don’t stick. You can use any type of oil, butter, or even cooking spray. 
  1. With the help of a ladle, put the mixture in the pan until it covers the bottom of it, leaving it a thin layer.
  1. The best technique for making crepes is working with a spatula. With it, you can turn the crepes so that they cook on both sides. Generally, in a total of 2 minutes, they are ready, but it may depend on your stove.
  1. Now you can serve them. You can fill them with whatever you want.

Substitution of Ingredients

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The best part about making Spanish crepes is that you can make a lot of changes, but mainly to the crepe toppings. 

The crepes recipe consists of flour, milk, and eggs, and those ingredients should always be there.

You can change this sweet crepe recipe by removing the sugar, but it is a rather small amount of sugar so you won’t feel the batter as something sweet. 

The thing that makes these sweet crepes is the topping. 

For the topping of the dessert crepes, you can use fruits, jam, chocolate spreads, dulce de leche, maple syrup, or everything.

If you are looking for a savory version of these Spanish crepes, you can top them with some serrano ham, cream cheese, goat cheese, or anything you can think of. 

Tips on Serving Spanish Crepes

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Frisuelos are one of the best Spanish desserts, mostly because it is easy to make and due to the fact that you can serve them however you want. 

You can make them and enjoy them as breakfast crepes, topping them with fruits, and your favorite spreads such as whipped cream, chocolate spread, Nutella, dulce de leche, or everything that comes to your mind.

If you want a full-Andalusian breakfast or dessert, then you can make the Spanish flan recipe or leche frita recipe and serve them with the Spanish crepes. 

How to Store Spanish Crepes

How to Store Spanish Crepes

The main advantage that the filloas recipe has among other Spanish desserts is that in this case, you can store it both in your fridge or in your freezer.

It can last in the fridge for up to 5 days, and it will still taste incredibly delicious. You can eat them cold or heat them in your microwave, oven, or even in a pan flipping the Spanish crepes halfway through. 

You can also freeze these filloas. First, you have to do all the cooking process, then let them come to room temperature. After that, place them in a covered container and freeze them for up to 60 days. 

Recipe Card: Spanish Crepes

Yield: 6

Spanish Crepes Recipe

Spanish style crepes staked on a white plate for spanish breakfast.

Sometimes we just want to have a tasty dessert, but during the summer no one wants to turn the oven on and start baking. At this time of the year, no-bake recipes come to save us.

One of the easiest no-bake recipes to make is the Spanish Crepes also known as Filloas.

This Hispanic dessert is like thin pancakes, and you can play a lot with the topping for this recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (200g) flour
  • 2 cups (500ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Oil

Instructions

  1. In a bowl place the eggs and beat them with the help of a whisk or a fork. Make sure no shell falls out.
  2. Slowly incorporate the flour alternating with the milk little by little so that no lumps form.
  3. Oil a frying pan so they don't stick.
  4. With the help of a ladle, put the mixture in the pan until it covers the bottom of it, leaving it a thin layer.
  5. With the help of a spatula turn the pancakes so that they cook on both sides. Generally, in a total of 2 minutes, they are ready, but it may depend on each case.
  6. They are ready to eat. You can fill them with whatever you want.

Notes

This is a thin pancake recipe, but if you use the same amount of milk and flour it works for regular hotcakes.

You can skip the sugar if you want to make them savory, but it is a small amount so you won't feel it. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 4.1gSaturated Fat 1.7gCholesterol 89mgSodium 264mgCarbohydrates 22.5gFiber 0.6gSugar 5.9gProtein 7.6g

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