In France the big day for crêpes is La Chandeleur (Candlemas), a religious festival held on the 2nd February each year, when traditionally crêpes are eaten in the evening.
There are many theories as to why the tradition began - some think it is a celebration of the beginning of the end of winter, some link it to Jesus' presentation in the Temple and most believe it goes back to the 5th Century when the then Pope began holding candlelit processions on that day and offering crêpes to the poor pilgrims in the city of Rome. Whatever the reason, 2nd February is now the day of the crêpe in France...
So, if you're looking to try out some new crêpe recipes before Shrove Tuesday then why not use La Chandeleur as the perfect excuse? Whether you prefer sweet or savoury crêpes Bonne Maman has plenty of delicious recipes for both.
Our Lemon Curd & Raspberry Crêpes are a more colourful and satisfying alternative to the traditional lemon and sugar crêpe. This recipe is quick, easy and perfect for brunch, lunch or supper.
Or, if you prefer savoury crêpes...
Crêpes Traditionelle makes the ideal savoury crêpe option for any time of the day. The toasted cheese, smoky ham and the subtle sweetness of fig are a perfect marriage within the delicate French crêpes. It also works perfectly for those who are gluten-free!
For both sweet and savoury ideas, find more La Chandeleur inspired recipes in our recipe collection and make sure you are stocked up with your favourite Bonne Maman conserves, marmalades and spreads.