FAQs

PANCAKE-WORLD FAQ!

This is your one-stop Q&A for everything pancake related. If you need to learn how to set up your griddles, understand how the creperie business works or just want to know which toppings to use, we’ll have an answer for you.

Can I use the Mix for both Sweet and Savoury Crepes?
Do you sell Galette ‘Buckwheat Mix’?
How much is your mix and how many crepes can I make with it?
Oh! Your mix is expensive!
How many crepes can I make in a day?
Do you offer Discounts?
Have you got a shop or showroom? Can I come and visit you?
I have watched all your videos. They’re great! But I still have difficulties turning crepes. They keep on sticking!!!
How much can I expect to sell my crepes for?
I want to start a mobile creperie business. How many griddles do I need?
How many crepes can I make with a kilo of Pancake World Authentic Crepe Mix?
How do I go about finding events and markets?
Where is the best place to buy equipment, mix and accessories?
How can I clean my Professional Griddles? How often?
Is there a specific way to hold a spreader? How do you make your crepes so large?
How should I efficiently cook for many people?
Are Crepes and Pancakes the same thing?
How do I make Crepes?
Is it easy to make crepes at home?
What can I put on my crepes at home?
Why should we buy your mix?
What can I do to make the same size pancakes every time?
Can I freeze any extra cooked pancakes?
Can you recommend me some recipes?
Should I make sweet or savoury pancakes?
How long do the replacement pads for griddle cleaning last?
How should I set up my crepe station?
What temperature should I set my griddles at to cook crepes?
I am starting an outdoor, mobile crepe business; which griddle would you recommend?
How powerful are the griddles?
Can I cut the cable and use a British plug instead of the supplied French plug on my newly bought electric griddle?
How do I season my griddle?


Can I use the Mix for both Sweet and Savoury Crepes?

Yes. Our extensive experienced allowed us to develop a mix perfectly balanced, which is not too sweet and a touch savoury. It works great for both fillings.


Do you sell Galette ‘Buckwheat Mix’?

Yes. We developed a delicious, Traditional Mix, using the finest Buckwheat Flour, which is gluten free. On average customers purchase 1 box of galette mix. (AGM14, 4X3.5kg bags) for every 4 X 12.5kg bag of crepe mix.


Oh! Your mix is expensive!

Certainly. But quality has a price. We have been doing this job a very long time now and we know well that you get cheap if you buy cheap.
We have a catering business on side of Pancake World and we use our mixes too. We wouldn’t go back in terms of quality as we would certainly loose business.


How many crepes can I make in a day?

Sorry, This is a question that it’s too difficult for us to answer. It depends on your setup, location, footfall, experience. We suggest you write several scenarios to help you forecast sales.


Do you offer Discounts?

Yes. We designed ‘Bulk Order’ discounts as followed: 15% off for 8 bags or 20% for 16 bags or more.


Have you got a shop or showroom? Can I come and visit you?

Unfortunately we don’t. We are based in Wales and operate a warehousing facility in Clacton on Sea where everything gets shipped and despatched.


I have watched all your videos. They’re great! But I still have difficulties turning crepes. They keep on sticking!!!
Thank you for your kind comments. Now, make sure of the following: the temperature must be set at about 220C/230C. It needs to be HOT. You also need to grease the griddle very well in
between each crepe (or every other crepe if you’re very fast and busy).


How much can I expect to sell my crepes for?

In the UK, you can expect to sell your crepes from £2.50 to £8.50!!! Of course it all depends what goes in them, and whether they come with sweet or savoury fillings. This section will be the object of a forthcoming video, soon available on Pancake World TV. It is also something that Creperie Expert Loic Moinon can discuss with you on a 1 to 1 basis, subject to fees being charged in the context of a ‘turn-key‘ solution for your food business.


I want to start a mobile creperie business. How many griddles do I need?

We recommend starting your crepe business with 2 griddles because generally speaking, the crepe maker will be using one griddle to turn the crepes and the other one to garnish them. This way there is always at least 1 crepe being cooked whilst the other one is being garnished. Have a look at our starter kits (2 gas or 2 electric griddles) ; we designed them so that you get everything to start the right way.


How many crepes can I make with a kilo of Pancake World Authentic Crepe Mix?

You can make between 17 and 20 crepes with a kilo of our very popular Traditional Crepe Mix. Everyday we receive calls from customers who tell us how pleased they are with the mix they bought. Often we ask how many crepes they managed to make per kilo and quite often they exceed the count. But don’t cheat!!! If you are a creperie ‘pro’, go on, make them large and please people! Dont be tight as your customers will not come back otherwise (well, they will anyway because of how good your crepe taste).


How do I go about finding events and markets?

Simple. Have you heard of Google? Ah Ah! No, seriously: it’s all about PR and playing the telephones! Get your ass out there, ask people, market officers, your local council, fellow (future) traders etc. There is a ton of ressources online but in our honest opinion, ringing people is what works.


Where is the best place to buy equipment, mix and accessories?

Don’t look any further. We’ve got it all covered. Go straight to our shop here.


How can I clean my Professional Griddles? How often?

Apart from the occasional cleaning using an abrasive stone (sold on this site), your griddles do NOT require any further cleaning. Of course the frame (body) of the griddles needs a good scrub after each event/market, but as far as the cast iron plate is concerned, it only needs to be cleaned using the Greaser ATG1 and Pads ATG2 during the event (between each crepe), and the abrasive stone, perhaps once a month, or until a serious amount of black cooking residue is showing and flaking on the griddle.


Is there a specific way to hold a spreader? How do you make your crepes so large?

Well, we recommend you check out our videos on Pancake World TV if you want to see it in action! However, we do have a few tips and tricks of the trade which we can share with you! The first is Don’t Bend Your Knuckles! This will hurt you and you don’t want to end up in A+E! We recommend you put your hand on the spreader as low as you can, position it slightly off of the crepe mix and spread outwards in a circular motion. I can’t do it any justice by trying to explain in words, but if you check out our videos we are sure you will take away helpful information! If you pour your mix to be the size of a compact disk we can guarantee you will have gigantic crepes using this method!


How should I efficiently cook for many people?

If you’re a professional caterer, you probably understand the difficulties of producing food for the hungry masses! We recommend that you use multiple griddles, one for turning and the other for garnishing. ( Or even two for turning and two for garnishing! ) This keeps you efficient and able to take many orders at a time. It is always helpful when you are busy as you can have one person garnishing whilst the other(s) cook! Woah!

It is also worth noting that all sides and toppings should be prepared ready so that there is no fussing over the lack of cheese or maple sauce!


Are Crepes and Pancakes the same thing?

Well, yes and no! Yes, because after all, it is just a question of language that differs from a country to another. The French call it the ‘Crepe’, the Brits the ‘Pancake’, the Chinese the ‘Chinese Pancake’, the Russian the ‘Blinis’ etc. It’s all about cooking some sort of batter in a crepe pan or on a griddle.

Then, we would say ‘no’, because the Crepe -originating from Brittany in France and seen as the mother of it all worldwide- is indeed much thinner and wider than the majority of… pancakes. Confused? don’t worry, we’ve been so for decades.


How do I make Crepes?

It is easy. The best way to make crepes is to follow the guidance of an Expert. And guess what? You found us at Pancake World! Have a look at our own Pancake World TV and we’ll give you all the help and advice to make delicious crepes.


Is it easy to make crepes at home?

Yes. It is much easier to make crepes at home than at markets, events or in shops. We at Pancake World developed a range of Domestic Crepe Mixes in sexy little shake-and-mix bottles ready to use. Just add water and off you go! Remember: the most important thing is to use a proper mix, then to grease your pan extremely well before use. Don’t worry if you burn or tear the first one. We’ve all been there ;-). Soon, you’ll be able to learn exactly how to make a crepe on Pancake World TV.


What can I put on my crepes at home?

Everything! Sweet stuff like Nutella, Caramel, Toffee sauce, sugar and lemon, butter, maple syrup, honey, jam etc. For the savoury once, why not use cheese, spinach, ham, asparagus, salmon, cream, feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, chicken etc. For tons of brilliant advice and ideas, why not visit our dedicated recipe page!


Why should we buy your mix?

Quite frankly there are a lot of reasons! One of which is that our mix is authentic and makes the perfect French crepes. Our crepes do not cook an orange colour and they are a lot more natural. They have no e-numbers, no unnatural preservatives and produce much bigger ( and more worthwhile ) crepes! Also, according to our corporate customers (the Elior Group, HQ Hospitality, Afters Original, Butlers Chocolates, Candycakes… amongst others) our mixes and finished products come ‘far ahead of the competition in terms of quality, texture, smell and colour’. We are also very competitively priced when comes bulk orders, with discounts going up to 20%. Hopefully you will agree with those comments!


What can I do to make the same size pancakes every time?

If you purchase a ladle, you can portion up the batter to ensure you get the same size crepes every time you make them. With experience, crepe makers often use jugs to pour the mix directly onto plates. It is true that this method is quick and cleaner than using the ladle however it leaves room for non-consistency from one meber of staff to the other.


Can I freeze any extra cooked pancakes?

Of course! They are safe to be frozen for up to 3 months in a sealed and airtight container. It is good to remember that they will stick together if laid on top of one another, so separate them with film. In order to reheat, simply turn on the oven to 180C, cover your pancakes with foil and bake for 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, you can microwave your pancakes in stacks of three or less for 1-1 1/2 minutes, depending on how many!


Can you recommend me some recipes?

These are some of our favourite recipes! Maybe you should try them too! We can’t get enough of them and we’re sure you will feel the same way.


Should I make sweet or savoury pancakes?

We recommend having about 8-10 sweet crepes and about 8 savoury crepes on your menu. So that you know, our mixes taste good with sweet or savoury toppings, so you can be as imaginative as you want. We recommend the use of Buckwheat Galette Mix for savoury crepes.


How long do the replacement pads for griddle cleaning last?

The pack of ten replacement pads may seem pricey at £31.99 per pack but we can assure you that they are well worth the money you’re paying! Our Crepe making expert, Loic Moinon, says that if you simply extract the oil from the pad at the end of each working day (and even possibly throw it in the dishwasher) it’ll last as long as you look after it.


How should I set up my crepe station?

The things you will require for your ‘crepe station’ are 2x Krampouz electric or gas griddles, a 35cm or 40cm spatula, a greaser with greaser pads, hot water in a small bowl to wash your spreader, a small squeezy bottle with some oil in, crepe cones to present your pancakes in a professional looking manner and a wooden or stainless steel spreader. Near to your station should be your toppings. Don’t let your crepes get overcooked whilst you prepare them. If you want to see how to set this up decently, simply check out our youtube channel, Pancake-World TV or explore the website to find the tutorial videos…


What temperature should I set my griddles at to cook crepes?

We recommend heating your griddle(s) to 230-240 degrees. If you are working at festivals or partying hard with several hundred of your best friends we’d recommend 250-260 degrees. The thing is, the crepe business is all about ‘adjustments’. It takes a few weeks to know your equipment and understand the conditions you work in. The wind, the gas, the rain, the mix, the crowd, your experience, your staff, your setup etc… All of these will have an influence on how hot your griddles will be. IT IS NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS!


I am starting an outdoor, mobile crepe business; which griddle would you recommend?

I would recommend starting with a 2 gas griddle starter kit as it has everything you need in it (PLEASE SEE BUNDLE LISTS ONLINE). Gas griddles offer more flexibility, you can setup anywhere and anytime. Gas griddles have been around for 50years, they are strong and reliable.
We would only recommend buying electric griddles once you are established and know that a few of your events only accept electric griddles. You would then have a nice ‘park’ of griddles available.


How powerful are the griddles?

Electric Griddles: 3kw – 13amp
Gas griddles: 6kw


Can I cut the cable and use a British plug instead of the supplied French plug on my newly bought electric griddle?

Yes and No: we recommend you do it AFTER 1 year of use as otherwise it will void the warranty. Simply use a travel adapter for the first year of operation.


How do I season my griddle?

Using both the GREASER and PADS supplied in your starter kit or available on the website, as well as a container filled up with veg oil,
grease the plate and let it smoke gently, at medium heat (200C). Start all over about 6-8 times, or until a nice golden shine appears on the surface of the griddle.
Turn the heat up to 220C/230C, grease well, and turn your first crepe. You’re done! After that, it’s all about constant greasing and cleaning, using both the greaser+ pads and
the abrasive stone, either at the end of each day or or week, or months, depending on how busy you are.