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Nutella, crêpes, emmental and ham – Shrove Tuesday the French way

13 Feb

France has its ‘pancake day’ on the 2nd of February, known as the Fête de la Chandeleur.


Unbeknownst to me, the 12th of February mardi gras doesn’t involve pancakes. It literally means ‘fat Tuesday’, yet it does not involve pancakes and their delicious if a little naughty (when else do we have ice cream and chocolate for dinner?!) toppings… hmm.


I wish I had known about the Fête de la Chandeleur earlier, as I then would have had two excuses to eat pancakes all day. Oh well, I suppose I had my fair share of them last night (and this morning…)

For our pancake party, everyone brought a batter ingredient and a topping. We had such a great selection from French classics such as Nutella and banana crepes as well as emmental and ham. We also had Speculoos spread and banana (cinnamon coffee biscuits in a spread… the French love it!) to melted Lindt chocolate and strawberries topped with ice cream, Greek yogurt and fresh rhubarb and raspberry compote, to British classics such as lemon and sugar. And of course, fluffy American pancakes with butter and maple syrup!


Yum Yum Yum!