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If you’ve ever been lucky enough to go to France, you’ll know that the French love their crepes. Crepes are a thin kind of pancake, and you can make them either sweet or savory. Savory crepes are called galettes and they’re made with buckwheat flour which makes them the perfect bed for some cheese and ham. Or even bacon. You might know what they are, but not how to make them. You’re not alone. There are plenty of ways to make them from home and some ways may work better for some people.

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1. What is the Difference Between Pancakes and Crepes?

If a French crepe is the same as a pancake, why is it called a crepe? The short answer is that they're simply not the same. Similar, but not the same. The Breton crepe - named after the region it was invented, Brittany - is much thinner than pancakes as we know them. This is because there's no baking powder inside of them, as there is in pancakes. That being said, both the crepe and the pancake are made similarly; with the same ingredients and in the same way.

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