In honour of Pancake Day we’re taking a look at the grandmother of all pancakes: the crêpe.
A bit about batter: A crêpe-by-crêpe guide to le pancake
- The word is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning ‘curled’.
- The French have already had their Pancake Day this year as they celebrate on 2nd February for La Chandeleur: 40 days after Christmas.
- Others believe crêpes, with their round and golden shape, are a reminder of the sun, thus symbolising the return of spring after a cold and dark winter.
- In Brittany, crêpes are called ‘Krampouezh’ and a crêpe lover is called ‘Krampoueshour’.
And to top it all off…
This Corsican clementine jam is cooked in a copper bowl with just enough cane sugar – full of flavor with a scent of myrtle and citrus fruits.
According to 19th century legend, the discovery of this thick Caramel Sauce from Normandy is attributed to a distracted chef in the Napoleon army. We don’t know if that’s true but we do know it’s delicious!
Have a lovely Pancake Day,
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