Gastronomy A fast and easy crepe recipe to celebrate Candlemas on 2nd Feb
2018-01-30 23:08:01 TV5MONDE

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Candlemas / La Chandeleur has it's origins as a religious holiday. It is celebrated on 2nd February each year. Candlemas comes from the word "chandelles / candle", hence the name "Festivals of Light". The French celebrate Candlemas with sweet crepes accompanied by delicious fillings according to tastes. 

TV5MONDE offers you a quick and easy pancake recipe:


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 500ml of milk
  • 250g of plain flour
  • 50g of butter
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar (optional)
  • 20g of icing sugar



  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs together with the pinch of salt, vanilla sugar and flour, gradually adding the milk.
  • Let the resulting mixture stand for one hour.
  • Heat a frying pan over low heat.
  • Drop a knob of butter to grease the pan.
  • Pour half a ladle of your pancake batter and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  • Decorate your  pancakes with fruit and chocolate and sprinkle with icing sugar. (optional)


Your pancakes are ready! Enjoy! 

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