We recently wrote a blog outlining the (probable) reasons why crepes are usually circular and how it would be possible (though unlikely) that unusually-shaped crepes could be made at your party or wedding. Someone has kindly pointed out that technically, crêpes can be any shape you like and there are indeed many different shapes already in existence. And technically, that person would be correct.
Whether at a party, wedding or in some other environment, we’ve all seen a crêpe being made. Not all chefs are equally skilled and some have different ideas from others as to what constitutes a good, well-made crepe. Broadly speaking, the method is usually the same – but only up to a point. As the crepe is ready to be served, the chef makes a decision as to how the crepe (or pancake if you prefer) is folded and at this point, the crepe becomes non-circular. So technically speaking, the pedantic individual who pointed out that crepes do not need to be circular is correct!
At weddings, we like to fold the crepes into a triangular shape. Very occasionally, a guest will come to our crepe cart and request that their crepe is folded in a different shape – and we of course oblige. Sometimes they request semi-circular, but most often it is a square shape which they desire, usually as a result of having them served in that way on holiday.
Our “party pancakes” are no different to us than crepes, so nothing really changes: we will opt for the triangular crêpe unless otherwise requested.
Ok, we admit that this may not be one of our more interesting blogs. In fact it was probably amongst the least interesting to write. But our pedantic friend insisted that we resolve the inaccuracy of the previous post and in many ways, it is appropriate that we did so – because as you may imagine, much like an expertly folded crepe, our friend is rather square.