On the 2nd of February I was lucky to be with my family and friends to celebrate the french festivity of Chandeleur: the festival of lights also known nowadays as crêpe day! On this day you are supposed to make traditional french crêpes and when making them you should hold a coin in 1 hand and flip the crêpe with the other hand for good luck.
For this occasion we were invited to celebrate Chandeleur at our friends house so I made a basic french batter recipe and poured it in jars which made a perfect gift to bring along.
- 4 eggs
- 250g Flour
- 50ml milk
- 50g butter
- A pinch of salt
- For a sweet batter add a couple of tablespoons of sugar, vanilla beans, a dash of Cointreau or Rum and a drop of fleur d'oranger essence
- Combine the eggs, flour and gradually add the milk (do not mix the eggs and flour without adding milk or you will have a very thick batter almost impossible to work with!)
-melt the butter in a small pan and add to the mixture
-add aromas to taste
Ham, Cheese & Mushroom crêpe:
Cream cheese, salmon eggs & chives crêpe:
Banana, Nutella & Chantilly crêpe: