This is not an ordinary class. That is why we dedicated a whole page just for this signature class. Blandine cannot tell you all about crêpes in just a few lines!
GLUTEN FREE: authentic French savory crêpes are made with a gluten free batter. If anyone needs gluten free sweet crêpes, you can use this same batter so the whole meal would be gluten free and delicious. The fillings prepared in this class are all gluten free as well.
|How the crêpes classes came to be…
In February 2008, when Blandine Brutel moved to Colorado Springs from France, she sadly had to say good bye to the first crêpe griddle her parents had given her for her 30th birthday because of voltage incompatibility.
You see… there are crêpes in a skillet… and there are crêpes on a griddle… When you start using a griddle, you slowly move towards perfection.
In the summer of 2008, Blandine started to train herself in crêpe making. Her goal: perfecting THE best crêpes.
By November 2008, she had 2 brand new professional gas crêpe griddles… She then started making crêpes anywhere: homes, garages, recess time at school,
dental office, preschool, gelato place, deck… With her 2 griddles, she could really make excellent crêpes, just like the best crêperies in France.
|In the summer of 2009, she went to Brittany, France, THE capital of crêpes. There, she stayed with an awarded professional crêpe maker to refine her knowledge with the aim of opening a crêperie in Colorado Springs.
In May 2010, Wholly Crêpe was born in Chapel Hills mall. There, she trained several employees into making the perfect crêpes (for some, it took 1 crêpe… for others, it took 200!). Review from the Independent: Blandine Brutel was owner of Wholly Crêpe in Chapel Hills Mall. In September 2010, Wholly Crêpe had to close, but Blandine knew she would be back one day with her crêpes.
In 2012, when she started cooking classes, she of course wanted to offer crêpes classes.
But she had to deal with a real problem for her: how to teach you to make the best crêpes in your own home without having to use professional crêpe griddles! Blandine is a perfectionist
(as if you did not know that already…). When you start making crêpes on a griddle, it is very hard to go back to using a skillet.
After months of trying to find the best way possible, she finally found the answer and launched crêpes classes in January 2014.
|5 hour class
Fillings preparation: salted butter caramel, chocolate sauce, caramelized apples, leek fondue, garlic and parsley sautéed mushrooms.
Crêpe technique: using a home griddle, practice turning crêpes after crêpes until you get the correct movement.
Crêpe batters: everyone will prepare 1 sweet and 1 savory batter.
Crêpe menu: learn the different combinations of fillings.
Crêpe filling: learn how to fill, fold and serve a crêpe. Learn about crêpe bowls and decorations.
Crêpe tasting: everyone will prepare their own savory and sweet crêpes with the fillings of their choice (more fillings that do not require any prep will be available).
What you take home:
|Is it easy to find crêpes classes in the USA?
Not really. The French Kitchen is the only one to offer a truly authentic crêpes class in Colorado. You can find some in other states but most of the time,
they will teach you on professional crêpe griddles so you cannot reproduce your practice at home.
So why can I reproduce what I learn in this class at home?
At The French Kitchen, our goal is for you to learn easy ways to do everything in a tasty way! The crêpes class is not different.
We will teach you on a home-style crêpe griddle that you can purchase, to do exactly the same at home.
But why can’t we learn to do crêpes in a skillet?
Blandine has had so many “skillet crêpes” as a child… but when she started researching the crêpe world more deeply and opened her crêperie, the “skillet crêpes” were gone from her vocabulary. In this class, she wants to show you the professional way, home-style! The griddles used give you an excellent almost professional result and enable you to do the authentic gluten free savory crêpes the skillet cannot do.
|Are you saying authentic crêpes are GLUTEN FREE?
Absolutely! There are 2 batters, a savory and a sweet one. The savory batter has been GLUTEN FREE ever since its origin. And do you know the best thing? You can use this same gluten free batter to make excellent sweet crêpes.
GLUTEN FREE: authentic French savory crêpes are made with a gluten free batter. If anyone needs gluten free sweet crêpes, you can use this same batter so the whole meal would be gluten free and delicious… The fillings prepared in this class are all gluten free as well…
!!! Please note that our kitchen processes foods containing wheat. Therefore, we cannot guarantee a totally gluten free environment as the tools used in this class are the same ones used in all classes. Wheat will also be processed in this class.
Please take this into consideration before signing up for this class!
$134.00 crêpes class
Get 15% off when pre-ordering any of the crêpes equipment listed below*
Get 10% off when buying crêpe equipment the day of the crêpes class*
Whole equipment kit includes:
1 crêpe griddle ($134.99)
1 spreader ($12.99)
1 spatula ($12.99)
1 cleaning pad holder ($64.99)
1 felt pad ($8.99)
1 ladle for sweet batter ($3.99)
1 ladle for savory batter ($4.99)
1 brush high heat ($5.99)
This griddle is an excellent quality BUT the small equipment that is included in the box (spreader, ladle and spatula) is just awful to work with and actually makes the work harder!
|*Pre-order discount only applies to the equipment, not the class. You can pre-order the equipment any time before the day of the crêpe class to get 15% off. If the pre-order is placed 3 weeks or more before your class, the equipment will be available the day of the class. If pre-ordered less than 3 weeks prior to class, we cannot guarantee the equipment will be available for pick up the day of the class. When buying crêpe equipment the day of the class, you will get a 10% discount on the crêpe equipment but we cannot guarantee items to be in stock. These prices cannot be combined with any other offer.||