Brooklyn Brewery Crepes w/ Chili Caramel Sauce

Crepes made with Brooklyn Brewery’s East India Pale Ale.

The other day I was thinking about the crepes my mom used to make when we were growing up. She traditionally made them on Mardi Gras, the day before lent starts. This may not be the right time of year but who cares!

I asked Mom for the recipe because I remembered she made them with beer for a lighter, airier crepe. They didn’t disappoint made with Brooklyn Brewery’s IPA. The pale ale gave the crepes a lovely hoppy back flavor.

With a light layer of Spoonable chili caramel these crepes were an absolute delight. The holes in the crepes allow the caramel sauce to be soaked up and just sort of infuse the crepe with spicy deliciousness.

It’s a very simple, very delicious treat for any time of year.


1 cup whole milk

1 bottle Brooklyn Brewery East India Pale Ale (12 ounces)

4 eggs

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups unbleached flour (sifted)

4 tbs melted butter


1. Put the sifted flour into a bowl, make a hole in the center; put 4 eggs in center.
2. Start mixing with a  wooden spoon while gradually adding all the liquids.

3. When mixed well whisk with a wire whip to get rid of lumps. Batter should be on the thin side, not nearly as thick as pancake batter.

4. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.

5. Remove from fridge, whisk again for a few seconds.

6. Heat Teflon pan (a 9 inch one works perfectly) on high.

7. Ladle approximately a half ladle of batter into the center of the pan. Swirl the pan to spread batter evenly around the pan.

8. Let brown approximately 10-15 seconds. Either use a spatula around edges until the crepe comes unstuck or shimmy the pan — when the crepe moves around that side is done. Flip and do same on other side.

It’s not that difficult to flip in mid-air. Give it a go!

Makes17-20 crepes depending on how thin you like them. And remember the first crepe is always sacrificed!

Spread 1 to 2 teaspoons of Spoonable caramel sauce and fold over. (Any of them will work but I like the chili.) They’re delicious enough on their own or you can serve with some fruit.