La Chandeleur

Who isn’t up for an excuse to eat delicious crêpes! Every year, on February 2, 40 days after Christmas, we celebrate in France a holiday called La Chandeleur. Salted or sweet, this holiday is all about eating lots of crêpes with your loved ones.

This old tradition says that if you can flip a crêpe in the pan while holding a coin in your writing hand, you and your family will be prosperous for the rest of the year.

My children had lots of fun helping me with the recipe. Here are the ingredients:

  • 3.5 oz of Butter
  • 3 cups of Milk
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 oz of Sugar
  • 3 cups of Flour
  • 1 tbsp of Orange flower water or Vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, the sugar, the vanilla extract and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk. Then add the melted butter and beat until the mix is smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled pan. I like to use coconut oil. Scoop the batter onto the pan, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crêpe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter forms a nice round. Cook the crêpe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Flip the crêpe and cook the other side.

My favorite is lemon juice and sugar crêpe.


Bon appétit!!

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