crêpes de la chandeleur (candlemas pancakes)

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

On February 2, French Canadian Roman Catholics celebrate the Fête de la Chandeleur (Candlemas), honoring the day in the church calendar when Mary took the baby Jesus to the temple, by eating crêpes (thin pancakes). A traditional French Canadian proverb says "Manger des crêpes à la chandeleur apporte un an de bonheur" (Eating crêpes on Candlemas brings a year of happiness).

★★★★★ 2
serves 8-10 crepes
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Griddle

Ingredients For crêpes de la chandeleur (candlemas pancakes)

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
  • 3/4 c
  • vegetable oil or butter

How To Make crêpes de la chandeleur (candlemas pancakes)

  • 1
    Break eggs into a large mixing bowl and beat with a wire whisk.
  • 2
    Measure flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into another bowl and stir to combine. Add gradually to egg mixture.
  • 3
    Add milk gradually, continuing to stir with the wire whisk. The batter should be smooth, with no lumps. If it seems too thick, you can whisk in a little water.
  • 4
    Pour oil into an 8-inch skillet to cover the bottom. Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Using a soup ladle, carefully pour a ladleful (about ¼ cup) of the batter into the hot oil. Tilt the pan carefully to spread the batter into a large, thin crêpe that covers the bottom of the skillet.
  • 5
    Cook until the crêpe is golden brown on the bottom (about 3 to 4 minutes). Carefully flip the crêpe over to cook the other side. Remove crêpe from pan, and blot on paper towel to remove excess oil, if necessary.
  • 6
    Serve with maple syrup. (traditional Canadian) or topping of your choice. Applebutter is yummy!!

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