There’s a traditional feast In France known as “Chandeleur” (also called fiesta de la Candelaria in Spanish. ) It happens on the 2nd of every February. It’s a very fun feast that’s enjoyed by the French families and especially the children.
The origin of this feast
The Feast of the Presentation is one of the oldest feasts of the Christian church, encountered in the ancient Romanian times when they celebrate the Virgin Mary On this occasion people walk with lit candles. Nowadays, it’s not only the candles that symbolize this feast, crêpes to play a huge role
The tradition regarding this feast is to make the crêpes together as a family The dough is prepared and put in a pan; The art that all kids like to see and be a part of
Being able to flip the crêpes in the pan is synonymous with happiness the entire year!
As decent French people, we’ve been part of this tradition, and we’ve spent a fun night where it all escalated from salty crêpes as the main course to sweet crêpes for dessert.
Ingredients for 2 persons
- For 8 crêpes:
– 250 g of flour
– 4 eggs
– 1/2 liter of whole milk
– 50 g of butter
– 10 g of sugar
– A pinch of salt
How to Make Crêpes
The flour is put in a bowl and milk, eggs, salt, and sugar are then added gradually. The dough should be smooth but not thick, it can be beaten by hand or done with an electric mixer.
Let it rest for 1 hour and then spread it on a medium-sized pan with the butter and wait for it to cook over medium heat. To make the first crêpe, we take a soup ladle and start to add the mixture to the pan until its base is covered
Once the layer under the pancake looks golden brown after being put for 1 minute over low heat, we turn it over with a spatula to make the other side equally brown.
We must always repeat the same procedure of greasing the pan with butter every-time we’re doing a new crêpe
Presentation tips: Salty crêpes go well with salad, cheese, and meat that’s either with sauce or with vegetables. Sweet crêpes with chocolate, jam, or cream.
This process takes approximately 15 minutes. (let the dough rest for 1 hour)