Wednesday, 08 February 2012
I always look forward to February. Why? Because there's always La Chandeleur in the first week of Feb that makes the otherwise awfully cold month fun, yummy and warm. I still remember the good old student days when we used to have crêpes parties back in our rented apartment near campus. The French guys whipping up one crêpe after another in the kitchen, the crowd of international students drinking and chatting away in the living room, music blasting in the background.
This year, Seb and I decided to celebrate La Chandeleur at home! The tradition is for one to hold a writing coin in his/her hand, toss the crêpe in the air and if he/she catches the flying crêpe in the other pan, the family will enjoy prosperity the rest of the year.
Well, we didn't do that but at least we treated ourselves to tasty homemade crêpes courtesy of Chef Seb!
For the recipe, check out the below version from allrecipes.com:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Sift together flour, sugar and salt; set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk together with an electric mixer.
- Beat in flour mixture until smooth; stir in melted butter.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.
- Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 2 tablespoons for each crepe.
- Tip and rotate pan to spread batter as thinly as possible. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
Yummy crêpes aside, guess what came in the mailbox this morning together with my NUS transcript? A Valentine's Day surprise from Irene! There are a few things I can't live without and which make up my daily staples. That will be coffee, Danone yoghurt and good books! The two great classics below just made my day. ;)
Now all I miss is a good armchair and my lazy Sunday afternoon will be complete.