french crepe

What is La Chandeleur?

The Chandeleur is a holiday in France that nowadays sees a lot of people eating a lot of crêpes. Families gather together to make crepes and eat them !

Crêpes, but WHY ?

There is a lot of history to this day, but in short, it was a good way to use up the extra wheat ahead of the new harvest. Symbolically, it looks like a sun, so it was a reason to rejoice as the days started to get longer.

Today, as french, we are sharing with you a recipe to make your own crepes on this special day !



Ingredients/ 4 persons

250g of flour
4 eggs
1/2 l of milk
1 pinch of salt
2 tablespoons sugar
50 g of melted butter


1. Put the flour in a bowl with salt and sugar. Make a hole in the middle and pour the lightly beaten eggs with a fork. Begin to gently incorporate the flour with a wooden spoon. When the mixture becomes thick, add the cold milk little by little, you can use a whisk but always gently to avoid lumps.

2. When all the milk is mixed, the dough should be fairly fluid, if it seems too thick, add some milk. Then add the melted butter, mix well.

3. Cook the crepes in a hot pan (no need for fat, it is already in the dough). Pour a small ladle of dough into the pan, make a rotating movement to spread the dough over the entire surface, put on the fire and when the turn of the crepe is colored light red, it is time to return it. Cook for about a minute on this side and the crepe is ready.



4. Repeat until the dough is gone.

Enjoy your “Chandeleur” week-end, and BON APPÉTIT !


Solène Jouan



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