Erasmus+ Culinary Experience – 3 Recipes to Share with Your Friends

Recipes for your Erasmus+ culinary experience

We can all agree that food bonds us together. Interested in easy recipes to try out with your friends from Erasmus+? You are in the right place. Start your Erasmus+ culinary experience right now!

Today we are sharing with you 3 recipes from France, Germany and Finland to share with your friends, connect through food and exchange experiences.

1) French Crêpes to share with friends:

Ingredients for perfect Crêpes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 400 ml milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100 g melted butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • butter or oil for greasing the pan
Crêpes for Erasmus+ culinary experience


  • Step 1: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and sugar.
  • Step 2: In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until smooth.
  • Step 3: Add the egg and milk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until fully combined.
  • Step 4: Add the melted butter and whisk again until the batter is smooth and free of lumps.
  • Step 5: Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and grease it lightly with butter or oil. Then use a ladle or measuring cup, pour a part of the batter onto the pan and quickly swirl it around to spread the batter evenly until it covers the pan surface. It has to be really thin.
  • Step 6: Cook the Crêpe for about 1-2 minutes until the edges start to curl up and the surface looks dry.
  • Step 7: Use a spatula to flip the Crêpe and cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute until lightly golden.
  • Step 8: Repeat with the remaining batter, stacking the cooked crepes on a plate as you go.
  • Step 9: Finally serve hot with your desired toppings (Nutella, fresh fruit or whipped cream) and enjoy your delicious Crêpes with all of your new friends!

2) Missing your childhood? Try out our German potato salad:

Ingredients for grandmother’s potato salad:

  • 1 kg waxy potatoes
  • 3 onions
  • 10 g parsley
  • 60 ml white wine vinegar
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp sweet mustard
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
Potato salad for Erasmus+ culinary experience


  • Step 1: First, peel the potatoes and cook in boiling water for approx. 20-25 min. Peel and finely dice the onions. Finely chop the parsley and set aside.
  • Step 2: Heat some oil in a pot. Sauté the onions until translucent. Deglaze the onions with vinegar and stock, add the bay leaf and bring to the boil again. Add the mustard, sweet mustard and the remaining oil. Season with sugar, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix the starch with a little cold water. Add to the broth, stir well and bring to the boil again briefly.
  • Step 3: When they are cooked, drain the potatoes and rinse with cold water. Cut into slices and place in a large bowl. Add the stock and let the potato salad simmer for at least 20 minutes. Afterwards, stir in chopped parsley just before serving. Enjoy your meal!

3) You may not pronounce it right, but you will cook it right – Makaronilaatikko

Ingredients for Nordic Makaronilaatikko:

  • 500g elbow macaroni
  • 500g ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 50g of butter
Makaronilaatikko recipe for Erasmus+ culinary experience


  • Step 1: Continue your Erasmus+ culinary experience with a new recipe. Fist, start by preheating your oven to 200°C/400°F. Meanwhile cook the macaroni in a large pot of salted water until al dente.
  • Step 2: While the macaroni is cooking, heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic and cook until the onion is translucent
  • Step 3: Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned. Afterwards, season the beef with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Step 4: Drain the cooked macaroni and add it to the skillet with the beef mixture. Stir until everything is well combined.
  • Step 5: In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Step 6: Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with butter and sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly on the bottom.
  • Step 7: Pour the macaroni and beef mixture into the baking dish. Afterwards pour the milk and egg mixture over the macaroni and beef mixture, making sure everything is evenly coated.
  • Step 8: Cut the remaining butter into small pieces and place them on top of the milk and egg mixture.
  • Step 9: Bake the Makaronilaatikko in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly on top. Let the Makaronilaatikko cool for a few minutes before serving it to your friends for a special Erasmus+ culinary experience.

Let us know in the comments below which recipe you liked the most!

Kathrin HAUBRICH, Onni LEHTINEN, Demetrice STAMATE, Nycole UDREA, Ariana BUHAZI, Joshua GRUMLER
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