French crêpes, my recipe

Hey guys, how is your Monday so far? 

I am back today in order to share with you a French family recipe. As some of you might already know, in France we celebrate a holiday called “La Chandeleur” every February 2nd of the year, which marks the end of the Christmas period, as it is exactly 40 days after Christmas. Every family has its own ritual around this holiday, and I will share a little bit about my own custom. Every year, when it’s time to eat crêpes again, we gather together with my family, and everyone gets to flip a crêpe at least once, by making a wish at the same time. It is supposed to bring luck as long as you flip it correctly though haha.

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This year, I decided to post a picture on social media about my homemade crêpes while we were celebrating “La Chandeleur”, and many of you requested the recipe. So here it is. This recipe is only for sweet crêpes, it is completely different for savory crêpes, as we don’t even use the same flour.

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The recipe

  • 250 grams of organic all purpose Flour (2 cups)
  • 500 ml of organic whole milk (2 cups)
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 5 grams of Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 Tablespoon of warm canola oil

What to do next

  • In a saucepan warm up the canola oil in very low heat, we don’t want to burn it.
  • In a large container mix the flour and the three eggs together.
  • Add a pinch of salt, and continue to stir the preparation all together.
  • Add half of the milk, and stir slowly. Add the rest of the milk when the first half of the milk has been absorbed by the mixture.
  • Stir everything together until you get a smooth and homogeneous batter.
  • Add the Vanilla extract to the preparation.
  • Finally, add the warm oil into the mixture, and continue to stir gently.
  • Let the crêpe batter sit for a few hours (overnight is even better) before making your crêpes.
  • Right before preparing your crêpes in a frying pan, make sure to stir the batter until smooth again.

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I hope you liked it, and let me know what’s your favorite dressing for crêpes! Mine is Nutella for sure!FromParistoSFcrêpes5


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