La Chandeleur, crepe day is February second, in France and some other countries in Europe. That’s a very old celebration that correspond to the Day of the Marmot in America and the Setsubun in Japan. The start of “Spring”, well, maybe Spring. At least, Sun is coming back in the skies after the darkest months. So crepes look like small suns..
The French tradition is each member of the family cooks his/her crepe in flat pan. And you have to hold some money in one hand and flip the crepe with the second hand. If you succeed, you will be rich during one year. If not…you get a crepe on the floor, on the head, or whatever, and you’ll have had a good time laughing about your clumsiness.
crêpes de froment
Easy recipe :
1 average size egg
3 tbs of flour
1 glass of milk (1/2 US cup)
1 tbs oil or melted butter
A-whip well B-wait 2 hours C-cook the crepes
Ficelles picardes (gratin crepes with ham and mushroom filling)
Galettes ou crêpes au sarrasin or crêpes de ble noir
egged buckwheat crepes (quick version)
crêpes soufflees with coconut and kumquat