On February 2 in France, traditionally eating crepes is a custom.
Catholics have for centuries claimed that this holiday belongs to them.
The Catholic Church has taken over all pagan symbols to submit populations to their rite. In no way should the Chandeleur be associated with a Catholic holiday, as it is a cultural usurpation like most of their symbols (Christmas, Easter, etc.). Most religions based on Christianity use these symbols either to submit or to denounce, which in both cases makes no real sense.
The Chandeleur is a holiday that symbolizes the end of winter and the arrival of a sun that is more present. The months of November, December and January are months where night is more present and the days are shorter.
To make dessert crepes, it is nothing more simple:
500 gr of flour
1 liter of milk
A pinch of salt
100 gr of powdered sugar
A tablespoon of oil
A glass of rum liqueur
Start by pouring the flour into a large bowl and form a well in the flour.
In the well formed with flour, put the eggs (whites and yolks), powdered sugar, vanilla extract, oil, and start mixing everything with a whisk.
When the basic mixture is well mixed, gradually add the liter of milk and still stirring with the whisk.
Let it rest for an hour or two in the refrigerator.
Immediately take a round pan that is rubbed with oil on a paper, and do the same thing between each crepe.
Start by making sure the pan is very hot.
When the pan is ready, take with a ladle and pour into the pan, distributing the batter over the entire surface, don’t put too much batter.
Place the pan on the heat for a few minutes, then turn the crepe over with a spatula or by making it jump in the air (in this case, it takes a bit of training).
You can then enjoy the crepes with jam, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, anything that makes you happy.
Bon appétit !