Sunday, 2 February 2014

CRÊPES (FRENCH PANCAKES) FOR THE CHANDELEUR...


CRÊPES (FRENCH PANCAKES) FOR THE CHANDELEUR...
Candlemas, a Catholic holiday is celebrated exactly 40 days after Christmas – every 2nd of February to be precise. For the Catholics it is a feast to commemorate the Virgin Mary’s purification and the presentation of the child Jesus. Originating as a Roman feast, this tradition has been observed from generation to generation and even to this day.
In France, Candlemas holiday is called La Chandeleur, Fête de la Lumière or jour des crêpes. One of the highlights of this French celebration is eating a lot of crêpes on Chandeleur, along with a bit of fortune telling while the crêpe is being made. Part of the French tradition is holding a coin with the writing hand and a crêpe pan held by the other hand. The crêpe is flipped into the air. If the crêpe is caught in the pan, it is believed that the family will be prosperous for the rest of the year. (Source : Bordeaux apartement).





24 comments:

  1. Yummy Sixte. Domitille

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    1. I was sure you would like them...Best, Sixte

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  2. Very yummy Sixtine. Christie

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  3. I love pancakes. Jemma

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  4. Whenever I am in France I make sure I eat pancakes. Joanna

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    1. Like you Joanna, I try to go to "crêperies" when I am in France, it is so good... Best, Sixte

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  5. Crepes are my weakness (not the only one). Pascale

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  6. Why do I like pancakes? You can put whatever you like in them. They are different every time. Grace

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    1. Yes, you are right Grace. Have you ever tried the salted ones as well? Best, Sixte

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  7. I am not very religious, but I will have some pancakes anyway. Cheers, Sally

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    1. Of course Sally. It is not religious nowadays tough...Best, SIxte

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  8. Hey Sixtine, pancakes are something I adore. Thanks for your recipe. Gema

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    1. You're welcome Gema. Best, Sixte

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  9. I put banana and chocolate sauce with strawberries in my pancake. What is your favourite one Sixte? Karen

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    1. Seems very nice Karen. I prefer them with fresh lemon juice and a little bit of caster sugar. My children with Nutella (obviously...). Best, Sixte

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  10. My children would eat pancakes every day! I don't blame them. It is such a good treat. Lorna

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    1. Yes, they know it Lorna...Best, Sixte

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  11. Pancakes are fantastic! This blog as well. Shelly

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    1. Thank you ever so much Shelly...Best, Sixte

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  12. I made pancakes yesterday. They disappeared very quickly. Thanks Sixtine, you are always full of good and simple ideas. Marie

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    1. You're very welcome Marie. Many thanks for your lovely comment...Sixtine

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