A crepe is a type of very thin pancake, usually made from wheat flour (crepes de Froment) or buckwheat flour (galettes). The word is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning "curled". While crepes originate from Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is widespread in France and Quebec. In Brittany, crepes are traditionally served with cider. Crepes are served with a variety of fillings, from the most simple with only sugar to flambeed crepes Suzette or elaborate savoury fillings. Crepes are made by pouring a thin liquid batter onto a hot frying pan or flat circular hot plate, often with a trace of butter on the pan's surface. The batter is spread evenly over the cooking surface of the pan or plate either by tilting the pan or by distributing the batter with an offset spatula.
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