Here’s a traditional recipe to make thin crepes just like in France!
February 2nd in France is “La Chandeleur”, aka the day we eat crepes! It is a celebration of the end of winter and the return of the light as days are getting longer. Because of their shape and color, crepes remind us of the sun but they were also used in a ritual to bring good luck for the upcoming year. As peasants were starting to plant new crops, they used extra wheat from the previous harvest to make cakes and crepes and pray for the fertility of the earth and prosperity.
Another good luck tradition when celebrating la Chandeleur requires that the person who makes the crepes holds a golden coin in his left hand while tossing and flipping the crepe single-handedly with the pan in the right hand! I’m not kidding, we did that when I was a kid! (well, except the coin wasn’t made of gold…)