July 14 marks La Fête nationale, or more commonly known to us in the United States as Bastille Day!
What is Bastille Day, you might ask? No, it’s not just the day you get to troll Instagram, fuming at all the amazing firework photos posted by your friends abroad. Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution, and the storming of the Bastille, on July 14, 1789. This holiday celebrates the unity and culmination of the French people as a nation.
Every year on July 14, celebrations are held throughout France. In fact, the oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held in the morning on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. And of course, food plays a vital role in the festivities. Throw your own celebration with the easy crêpes recipe included below!
We aren’t going to deny you the fact that France is beautiful, but darlings, you don’t have to be jealous this summer when your traveling friends get social media snap-happy.
Bastille Day celebrations are not only held in France, but around the world, in countries such as Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and even right here in the United States!
Celebrate Bastille Day with us at Pacific Merchants! Bring a slice of France home with you and say bonjour to our new line of French Olivewood, Beechwood, and Boxwood and utensils!
Chefs of all levels, get excited! Pacific Merchants is bringing tools from one of the foremost culinary capitals of the world straight to your kitchen. Sourced from France, this array of authentic Olivewood, Beechwood, and Boxwood tools will infuse the signature, home crafted, culinary genius and independent spirit of France into your cooking.
Whole Wheat Crêpes
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)
- dash of salt
- 10″ Beechwood regular spoon
- Beechwood crêpes spatula
- Olivewood honey dipper
- Grind the chia seeds into a fine powder using a blender or coffee grinder.
- Combine all ingredients thoroughly using a blender, or by hand using a wooden spoon.
- Coat the surface of a pan with coconut oil and bring to a medium heat.
- Ladle out a scoop of batter and tilt the pan to so that it spreads evenly. Alternatively, spread the batter using a crêpes spreader.
- After 1 minute, use a spatula to carefully flip the crêpe and wait 45 seconds – 1 minute.
- Slide onto a plate, smear with a spread of your choice (I used peanut butter & chocolate sauce), and stuff with fresh fruit.
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