Les crêpes – The story behind
Every year the French celebrate “la chandeleur” and eat plenty of pancakes! Mais pourquoi?
A thin and airy texture, a goldenbrown colour and a most delicious smell… have you already tried it? Just read further down or join our teachers and students on Monday the 2nd of February at Le Comptoir (Boot Quay) to taste traditional crêpes with us (visit our Facebook page for more info).
The “crêpe” is a hand-made, savory delight that has existed for many centuries in France. At that time, it’s pastry was made out of buckwheat which gave it a sort of black colour. It was only in the 20th century that the French started to make crepes of white flower. They were even softer as a result of eggs, flour and butter to make them.