I love pancakes! La Chandeleur, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi gras or Pancake Day – whatever the name, I welcome any opportunity to eat pancakes. They can be savoury galettes or sweet crêpes. I enjoy both types.

When I lived in Metz, most Saturday’s included a visit to the market, followed by lunch in a crêperie; bliss! I was very traditional in my choices: a ham and cheese galette, followed by a lemon and sugar crêpe. This would be accompanied by a cup or two of dry cider. My mouth is watering at the thought!

When we spent holidays in Brittany, with our sons, we introduced them to the delight of crêperies. A trip to France isn’t complete, for me, without a visit to a crêperie.

As a French teacher, one of the favourite topics we covered was ordering pancakes, inventing unusual fillings and even cooking them! My students were always reduced to hysterical laughter when I told them that one of the things I enjoyed most when visiting France was having ‘a big crêpe’…! Sorry.

You can even learn French while cooking crêpes. Here’s a fun clip, I hope you’ll enjoy:

I’m off to cook some pancakes for the family and I am going to experiment with a ‘clean eating ‘ recipe. Watch this space and, if you have time, I’d love to know what your favourite type of pancake might be.