French Pancakes Recipe for Pancake Day – Chandeleur

French pancakes or crêpes as we call them come in many recipes.

French pancakes recipe
French pancake and cherries

However, there’s no good nor wrong method!

It’s just a question of taste.

However, one thing is important:

They should be very thin and look like lace.

This French pancakes recipe is simple and works beautifully well.

Try it on Chandeleur-Candlemas Day-Pancake Day.

French traditionally serve pancakes with sugar, honey or jam.

However, you can serve them with salty fillings or any filling that takes your fancy!

Here’s an easy recipe for you.

French Pancakes recipe

250g plain flour
50cl full milk
3 eggs
1tbsp of oil (sunflower, rapeseed…)
1 pinch of salt

Method Place the flour in a large bowl and make a well
Add the salt, oil and 2/3 of the milk
Mix thoroughly until the batter is smooth
Beat the eggs into an omelette
Add them and the remaining milk to the batter while mixing
Your batter should be smooth and creamy, lump-free
Let the batter rest for at least 1 hour Brush a frying pan with oil and place it on high heat
Pour a small ladle of batter in the centre once the pan is very hot
Turn the pan to spread the batter thinly and evenly
Let the pancake seal then gently shake the pan so it doesn’t stick
Experts: toss the pancakes when golden – others: flip them over delicately with a spatula
Stack your pancakes on top of each other on a serving plate that you keep warm but not hot as you want to keep the pancakes moist

French Pancakes Recipe Tips: Prepare your batter the day before if you can, but don’t forget to thoroughly stir it once more before making the pancakes
Cook over high heat so the oil is hot enough to seal the batter but be careful not to burn it!

Bon appétit!

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