Dulce de Leche Crêpes

"We Argentinians have a very sweet tooth," says chef Francis Mallmann about this dessert of delicate crêpes filled with the Latin caramel sauce dulce de leche and topped with whipped cream.

Dulce de Leche Crêpes
Photo: © Fredrika Stjärne
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 stick unsalted butter—6 tablespoons at room temperature, 2 tablespoons melted and cooled

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup cold milk

  • 1/2 cup cold water

  • 1/2 cup dulce de leche

  • Unsweetened whipped cream, for serving


  1. In a small saucepan, melt the 6 tablespoons of butter and cook over moderately low heat until the foam rises to the surface and the splattering stops, about 3 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and spoon off the foam. Strain the butter through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a small bowl; you should have about 4 tablespoons of clarified butter.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the salt. In another medium bowl, beat the eggs, then whisk in the milk, water and the 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Sift the flour mixture over the egg mixture and whisk just to blend the batter; it's okay if there are some lumps.

  3. Heat a crêpe pan or 8-inch nonstick skillet. Add 1/2 tablespoon of the clarified butter and swirl it in the pan. Ladle 1/4 cup of batter into the pan, swirling to spread it in a thin, even 6-inch round. Cook the crêpe over moderate heat until lightly golden on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Flip the crêpe and cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Turn the crêpe out onto a plate. Repeat with the remaining clarified butter and batter to make 8 crêpes, stacking them on the plate as you go.

  4. Spread a tablespoon of dulce de leche onto each crêpe and fold it in half. Place 2 folded crêpes on each plate. Top with whipped cream and serve.

Make Ahead

The crêpes can be made ahead and stacked, then rewarmed in a microwave oven for about 20 seconds.

Serve With

Seasonal fresh fruit, such as mixed berries, could be served alongside.

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