The origin of the name crêpe
Crêpe comes from Old French ‘crespe’, which comes from the Latin ‘crispa’ or ‘crispus’ and means curled. It can because of their slightly ruffled edges. A creperie is a French café that specializes in crepes.
Facts about crêpes
- Crêpes originated during the 13th century in the region of Brittany, northwestern France.
- The French term “crêpe” derives from the Latin crispa, meaning with “creases”. The name “galette” came from the French word galet (“pebble”) since the first galettes were made on a large pebble heated in a fire. <- irrelevant(?)
- At first, crêpes were consumed on a daily basis as bread.
- Buckwheat was introduced to the region around the 12th century and became the main ingredient for the crêpe, in those times the flat bread.
- The day of the crêpe is celebrated in France on February 2nd.
- Crêpes are versatile; they can be served at any meal and for dessert, depending on the ingredients that you add.
- Nowadays in Brittany, crêpes made with local buckwheat flour are preferred and the slightly derisive term, ‘crêpes de froment’, is used to refer to crepes made with white flour.
- To make a crêpe, it is crucial to have a batter without lumps
Crêpes at Crepemaker
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