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[Finnish/French] – “Chandeleur Day”

“Chandeleur Day” is a really known and popular in France. This year we celebrated it in February 2th. It is a “Crepe Party”. Every family cook sweet and savory crepes in which we usually put ham, cheese, typical meat or jam, chocolate, whipped cream… We drink cider or beer with them. Therefore, as I really like this day because I come from the part of France where they have been created I wanted to share this succulent meal with Finnish people. We bought the ingredients and cook together.

I brought the recipe to teach some vocabulary in Finnish and French:

FRENCH

ENGLISH

FINNISH

250g de farine

flour Jauhot
4 oeufs Eggs

kananmunat

50cl de lait

milk maito
1 pincée de sel A pinch of salt

Ripaus suolaa

60g de sucre

Sugar sokeri
50g de beurre fondu Melted butter

Sulatettu voit

Confiture de fraise

                         framboise

                         abricot

                         mûre

Strawberry jam

Raspberry

Apricot

Blackberry

Mansikka hillo

Vadelma

Aprikoosi

Karhunvatukka

Miel

Honey hunaja
chocolat Chocolate

suklaa

Cidre

Cider

siideri

Cuillère à café

Tablespoon ruokalusikka

Cuillère à soupe

Teaspoon

teelusikka

Cuillère

Spoon

lusikka

Crepe Crepe/ pancake

lettu

I was really surprised that they think that as I am French I know perfectly how to make crepes and that they were going to be the best in the world. First I showed them how to cook crepe and then successively we made crepe. Moreover I teach them how to flip a crepe, it was very funny and excited.

My favorite crepe is a savory one with goat cheese, almonds and honey. At first, they were very hesitant about the ingredients because when they tried goat cheese they don’t really like it but when they tasted the crepe they really enjoyed it especially Getuar. Nevertheless, unfortunately, the cider hasn’t been so famous.

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Olen lettukokki! ~ Crêpes, s’il vous plaît!

Today is the official crêpe day! Crêpe is a thin pancake type food, which can be eaten savory or sweet, just like a Finnish ‘lettu’. To celebrate this great day, Morgane and Getuar came over to my place to bake crêpes together! Morgane brought a surprise ingredient: goat’s cheese!

Morgane had a recipe ready, and there we listed the ingredients in French, English and Finnish, so everyone could learn something new! Also, we could revise the numbers when reading how many grams of everything we needed for the mix. “Soixsante grams de sucre! – Sixty grams of sugar – Kuusikymmentä grammaa sokeria!” We didn’t really have a scale so we just estimated the amounts with flour and sugar but still the crêpes turned out delicious! We added some chocolate spread on top of it, it was so very delicious. I ate so many my tummy hurt! Morgane also made a crêpe with goat’s cheese, honey, and almonds, I have never tasted something like that, it was quite interesting.IMG-20170202-WA0020

Making crêpes was very fun, the flipping part was scary at first, I was afraid that I would throw the whole damn crêpe to the sink by accident. But everything went better than expected and I succeeded on my first try! I had a great teacher, after all ;)!

To make the evening even more French, welistened to some French music, and I tried to listen to and recognize some words that I would understand, I remembered things like: une fleur – a flower, chercher – to look for, travailler – to work… It was fun and develops your language ear!