The Catholic holiday of Candlemas on the 2nd of February is a feast to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus.
In France, this holiday is called la Chandeleur, Fete de la Lumiere, or jour des crêpes. source
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I have included some videos to help you with your crêpes. Just watch how they are made. You will use a skillet instead of the huge restaurant crêpe maker.
Crêpes are great street food...and you will see how they are made in the next couple of videos. Check out the fillings. One has egg, cheese, and ham. Oh la la!
When I lived in Aix-en-Provence I loved les creperies. There were some that had a window to the street and you could just walk up to the window and order the fillings you wanted. That was pretty gourmet street food. ha!
I came home weighing more than when I arrived in France! (even though I walked and rode my little orange Peugeot bicycle everywhere.)
Let's get to making crêpes!
|A savory crepe|
This video is in French...however just watch the process. Note the consistency of the batter is almost like creme. (Click the arrow.)
Consider setting up a crêpe bar with bowls of fillings...then let your family, guests, grandkids, etc. have fun making their crêpe. Then they can decide how they want to roll or fold their crêpe.
I found this batter recipe from Veggie Table and it looks very much like the recipe I brought from France...(but have no idea of where it is now.) I thought butter was used...but maybe it was oil like in this recipe.
|Blend or whisk everything but the oil until smooth. The batter should be the consistency of heavy cream; if not, add more milk/flour as needed.|
|It might take a little while to get the hang of making crêpes – keeping the pan at the right temperature, using the correct amount of batter – but once you do, the possibilities are endless. Source, The Veggie Table|
How to Make Crêpes