All week long, Mimi Thorisson -- the blogger behind the beautiful blog Manger -- will be sharing recipes and stories from her new book, A Kitchen in France. Follow along to win a book + a bundle of Staub cookware each day, so you can pretend like you also live in the French countryside.
Today: Mimi teaches us how to make her favorite holiday crêpes.
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I grew up celebrating La Chandeleur, the Catholic holiday of Candlemas, on February 2 (forty days after Christmas): Every year, my family would eat these succulent crêpes prepared by my mother and grandmother.
I’ve kept this heartwarming and delicious ritual alive with my children, who have learned the recipe by heart -- because we don’t save it just for Candlemas. Every so often, they prepare the batter and surprise me. This recipe is so simple that anyone can make it!
More: Don't be afraid of crêpes -- all you need is the right pan.
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 3/4 cup granulated sugar Pinch of fine sea salt 3 1/4 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for cooking 2 tablespoons orange flower water
For the salted-butter caramel sauce:
3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup heavy cream, warmed 3 tablespoons salted butter (if using unsalted butter, add a generous pinch of salt)
Every day this week, we're giving away a copy of A Kitchen in France and a bundle of Mimi's favorite Staub cookware! To win today's copy, tell us in the comments: What's your favorite holiday dessert? We'll choose winners this Friday, October 31st. (U.S. entrants only, please!)
Mimi Thorisson is the author of Manger, a blog devoted to French cooking, and the host of La Table de Mimi on Canal+ in France. After a career in television and having lived in Hong-Kong, Singapore, London, Reykjavik, and Paris, she settled with her photographer husband, five young children, two older stepchildren, and the family's fourteen dogs in a rural farmhouse in Médoc.