France is famous for having one of the world’s finest cuisines. There are actually more than 9,000 restaurants in Paris alone so imagine how many there are all over the country. France also produced some of the best chefs and restaurateurs in the world including Joel Robuchon, Daniel Boulud, and Raymond Blanc. Some people think that French cuisine is quite difficult to prepare, but it is actually easy especially the crepes. This is like a thin pancake that is usually served with different fillings. The crepes are traditionally prepared during the Candlemas held every February in France. This day was later called the “National Crepe Day” and some people believe that if you were able to catch the crepe with a pan after tossing it in the air using your right hand while the other hand was holding a gold coin, then you will be prosperous that year.
Keep this French tradition at home by cooking up delectable crepes. While preparing this dessert, you can entertain your friends and family by providing them some games. France is also known for its poker scene having named as one of the poker capitals of Europe. This beautiful country produced some of the best poker players today including Bertand Grosspellier and David Benyamine. If you already know how to play this card game, then you can join the tournaments at Partypoker.fr. You won’t need a deck of cards anymore because you can now play online or by downloading the Android app. This site is also perfect for beginners so if your friends or family want to learn the game, then they can take advantage of the informative articles and video tutorials. The multi-table tournaments in Partypoker can accommodate several players so you and your friends can compete with each other.
Before starting the tournament, let them practice their hand while you prepare this easy crepe recipe.
Instructions for French Crepe Recipe
Blend one cup of all-purpose flour, two large eggs, 1/3 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, 1-¼ cup of milk, two tablespoons of sugar, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Melt two tablespoons of butter in a saucepan then add it to the mixture. Whisk all the ingredients until the batter is smooth and thin. Let it rest for 20 minutes.
Melt the other two tablespoons of butter and use that to brush the pan. If the pan is well seasoned, then you can use very little or no butter at all. You can also use a non-stick pan as a substitute for a crepe pan.
Pour one ounce of the batter on the crepe pan then move the pan in a figure eight motion so that the batter will spread evenly on the pan.
Cook the crepe on one side for about 40 seconds or until it turns brown. Turn the crepe using a spatula to cook the other side. Repeat the same procedure until you used up all the batter.
You can stack the crepes and refrigerate them for a few hours before serving. Add some of your favorite fillings like fruits, nuts, Nutella spread, and whipped cream.