Crêpes à la règle de trois (Rule of three pancakes)
300g plain flour
¾ litre of milk (750 ml)
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Mix everything together well. I used a stick blender.
Cook in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Brush with a little oil after every second crêpe.
You don't need much batter for each crêpe, swirl it around the pan to get a thin coating and wait for it to become loose before turning -about 1 min. Be prepared for the first one to be a disaster -it will still taste good.
Makes about 10 crêpes. You could make them rule of two pancakes if you want less.
I found this batter very easy to manage. I shall certainly be using it in ten days time when we Brits have our pancake feast.
In French there are three words for candle; le cierge, la chandelle, and la bougie.
Un cierge is a church candle.
Une chandelle is a candle made of tallow rather than wax but also refers to the long tapering candles one would use for a candlelit dinner.
Une chandelle is also the French word for the rugby term 'an up-and-under' which seems appropriate as the Six Nations Championship kicks off today. I shall be watching both matches but will be paying particular attention to the England-Scotland game. After the fantastic birthday present England gave me I'm very hopeful.
Une bougie (pron. boo-zhee not boogie) If I understand correctly this word can refer to any wax candle but particularly thick candles. It also means a spark-plug.
French readers please feel free to correct me if I have got this wrong!
Scottish readers -good luck this afternoon -you're going to need it.
Irish and Welsh readers good luck this afternoon too.
Les petites bougies dans un moule.
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