Christmas Crêpe Party

I have been quiet on the blogging front over the last week as we spent a family Christmas in France. It was great to have our family with our UK and French grandkids (four in total) all in the same place at the same time. This alone gave me enough smiles to last the whole year!

One of the many highlights of our trip was the ‘Crêpe Party‘. Our son-in-law was in charge of making the batter AND cooking the crêpes on a multi-crêpe machine. The children loved them and squealed with delight as they devoured numerous savoury and sweet crêpe concoctions.

Christmas Crêpe Party
Christmas Crêpe Party

If you like pancakes or, as they are called in France, crêpes, a crêpes-machine is well worth the investment. The one we use (as pictured above) has six individual non-stick cooking areas. Adults usually create their own savoury and/or sweet crepes so it’s a simple idea for a social without too much preparation and cooking for the hostess. And a kids’ party – well they love it!

Savoury crepes include a variety of fillings such as sliced hams and cheese which are cooked on the crêpe hot plate as you add the pancake batter mixture.

Jam, honey, lemon and sugar, Nutella and golden syrup are just some of the fillings added to the cooked crêpe for the sweet selection. Even better if you can include ice-cream.

There are various basic crepe recipes on the web for example.
some more complex than others.

The one thing they have in common is that the basic ingredients: milk, eggs, flour, water, butter and salt are all basic larder ingredients. Some even include beer. And even better is the basic batter only takes minutes to prepare.

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  1. Once a year there is a foreign food fair here in Perth and the French stall always has crepes, mostly sweet.
    I can imagine it would have been fun for the kids. Do your French grandkids speak English too?
    Have a wonderful New Year Carole.

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    1. I had only eaten sweet crepes until our sun-in-law introduced us to the savoury variations 🙂

      Yes, our French grandkids speak perfect English (thank God). I’ve tried but failed miserably.

      Bom ano novo, Sami 🙂


  2. I love this! So happy for you to spend time with your family. 🙂 Those crepes look delicious – I had some of the best ones in my life in Switzerland with dear friends a few years ago.

    I also want you to know how I’m grateful for you. Your comments on my blog are so thoughtful and I appreciate them – and you!

    Have a happy new year celebration, whatever you do.

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