School lunch

Strawberry Crepes

A delightful lunch surprise—make extra on the weekend to pack crepes during the week.


  • measuring cups and spoons
  • knife to slice strawberries
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • plastic wrap
  • 8-inch (20 cm) crepe pan or non-stick skillet
  • plate
  • small sieve


  • 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) melted butter, divided
  • 2 cups (500 mL) sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) icing sugar (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour and salt. In a separate large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and 2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter; whisk into flour mixture until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat 8-inch (20 cm) crepe pan or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Brush with some of the remaining butter. Pour just less than 1/4 cup (60 mL) batter into centre of pan, swirling to coat; cook about 1–1.5 minutes; flip, cook another 1–1.5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining batter.
  3. Place strawberries in centre of each crepe; fold in sides and roll up. Place icing sugar into a small sieve and sprinkle over crepes.


  • To make crepes ahead, layer between sheets of waxed paper and wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze in airtight container for up to 1 month. Warm in dry skillet set over medium-low heat.