By Leigh O’Connor.
Forget pancakes…nothing stacks up to authentic French crêpes with lemon and sugar. National Crêpe Day on Wednesday, February 2 is the ideal chance to put your pancakes on a diet and enjoy the absolute delicious bit of airy breakfast, lunch or dinner that is the crêpe.
Melburnians looking for a crêpe fix head to La Petite Crêperie.
It’s incrêpe-able how versatile this dish is – hankering for a fruity breaky, then add peaches and cream, roll them up and voila! You want a savoury dinner? No problem, there’s nothing like a rich beef and mushroom-filled crêpe drizzled with gravy, made even better with a glass of red.
The history of crêpes dates back to the 13th Century in Brittany, France. It seems a housewife there accidentally dribbled some thin porridge onto a hot, flat cooktop; back then people were extremely reluctant to waste even their smallest cooking mistakes, so she ate it.
Want another interesting crêpe fact? Whenever milk was in short supply during the Middle Ages, intrepid crêpe lovers used a mixture of wine and water as a substitute – proving yet again the versatility of vino!
Celebrating National Crêpe Day is as simple as eating your favourite crêpe …head to your local café and dig in, or why not cook some for the family at home with this recipe for Nutella cinnamon crêpes – coincidentally the first week of February also celebrates World Nutella Day.
There’s nothing better than watching the ones you love enjoying a homemade breakfast that is flipping fantastic…they’ll love the crêpe out of you!
Want to celebrate with a brunch out? No worries, click here for a café near you.