French Recipe – crêpes For La Chandeleur

Will you be making crêpes for La Chandeleur? The crêpe is a French pancake which is traditionally served on the 2nd of February, the day of Candlemas (La chandeleur). In France this was originally Virgin Mary’s Blessing Day but became known in France as “Le Jour des Crêpes”, which can be translated to the day of the crêpes!

The French used to believe that tossing and then catching a crêpe in a frying pan with your right hand, whilst holding a coin in the left hand would bring wealth to you and your family that year. The crêpe is meant to symbolise the sun and its rays due to the roundness and golden colour from being fried in butter.

Read more to find out how to make delicious crêpes in next to no time!

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total: approx: 25 mins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.

Step 2

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crêpe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.

Step 3

Cook the crêpe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.

Tip: You can also add a variety of fillings such as Nutella, jam, sugar and lemon – to your preference – to give your crêpe another delicious element!

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