How to Pronounce Crepe. The French word crêpe is a type of very thin pancake. It is pronounced “krahp.” The ‘e’ at the end of the word is silent. The word crêpe originates from the Latin word crispa, meaning “curled.”
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A crepe (/kreɪp/ or /kræp/, Quebec French: [kʁɛp]) is a type of very thin pancake, usually made with wheat flour (crêpes de Froment) or buckwheat flour (galettes).Wrapped around any sweet or savory filling, it is then folded and inventoried into a variety of shapes: envelope, roll, cone or heart.
Crêpes are served with a variety of fillings, from the most simple with only sugar to flambéed crêpes Suzette or elaborate savory galettes.
In Brittany (a region in the northwest of France), galettes are made only with buckwheat flour and water, pan-fried in tallow (traditionally), more recently in oil. They are sold fresh at crêperies and are also packaged in supermarkets. Buckwheat was introduced as a crop to Brittany around the 10th century.
The French Way
In French, crepe is pronounced as “krehp”. The word “crepe” comes from the Latin word “crispus” which means “curled”.
The French way of saying “crepe”
In France, and in French-speaking countries, the word “crepe” is pronounced differently than in English. In French, the word “crepe” is pronounced “krayp.” The word “crepe” is believed to have originated from the Latin word “crispa,” which means “curled.”
The French way of making a crepe
The French way of making a crepe is to pour the batter into a hot, oiled frying pan and tilt the pan so that the batter spread out in a thin, even layer. Once the crepe is cooked on one side, it is flipped over and cooked on the other side. When both sides are golden brown, the crepe is removed from the pan and served with a sweet or savory filling of your choice.
The American Way
Here in the United States, we don’t say “cray-p.” We say “krah-pay.” It’s just how we say it. Now, if you want to make a French crepe, you’re going to want to say it the French way, “krayp.” But, if you’re making an American crepe, you’re going to want to say it the American way, “krah-pay.”
The American way of saying “crepe”
The way that Americans say the word crepe is different than the way that the French say it. In France, the word “crepe” is pronounced like “cray-puh.” However, in America, the word “crepe” is pronounced like “krayp.” This is because American English has adopted a lot of French words, but has changed the way that they are pronounced to make them easier for English speakers to say. For example, other words that are pronounced differently in American English include: croissant (kroo-sahnt), beignet (bin-yay), pain au chocolat (pahn oh shoh-klah), and brioche (bree-ohsh).
The American way of making a crepe
The French way of making a crepe is to pour the batter into a pan and then use a spatula to spread the batter out evenly. The American way is to pour the batter into the pan and then use a fork to spread the batter out evenly. The advantage of using a fork is that it allows you to get a thinner crepe.
To make a crepe, you will need:
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of butter, melted
You’ve now learned how to pronounce crepe! This delicate French pancakes can be enjoyed sweet or savory. Serve them for breakfast with fruit and yogurt or for dinner with chicken and a salad. No matter how you enjoy them, you can now properly pronounce this delicious treat.