Special Candlemas recipes – Santecool

Do you think Candlemas rhymes with pancakes or waffles? No, rainbow pancakes, churros, pasteis de nata, panettone,… Here are our special Candlemas recipes!

destination “Candles” got its name from the torches and candles written in the rites of this tradition. Candles are considered blessed, replacing traditional torches and are lit to symbolize purity and ward off evil from homes. And pancakes in all this? Symbolic of the sun with its shape and color, traditionally turning it to cook is synonymous with prosperity and abundant harvest! So here are our special Candlemas recipes!

Pancakes with sheep’s milk and sweet spice syrup

Here’s a special, ultra-gourmet Chandeleur recipe with sheep’s milk accompanied by a spice syrup that will delight fans with all the benefits of sheep’s milk: more digestible pancakesit’s rich in protein to fill you up without sacrificing taste.

Ingredients: For 4 people

  • 200 g of flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 500 ml sheep’s milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 g of sugar

For the syrup

  • 100 ml of water
  • 60 g of sugar
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • ½ lemon


Mix flour, sugar, salt and eggs. Gradually stir in the milk to make a smooth paste. Cook pancakes in a pan.

Prepare syrup from water and sugar, add cinnamon and anise, cook until a syrupy texture is obtained. Stop cooking, then add lemon juice.

Arrange pancakes on a plate and drizzle with syrup.

Thanks to Bergerie for this delicious recipe!

Rainbow Pancake Cake

For special Candlemas recipes, this one is super original. Big thanks to Lactel for offering this to us!

For 6-8 people

Preparation: 1 hour

Cooking and assembly: 20 minutes

Ingredients for Rainbow Pancake Cake

500g T45 flour 6 eggs

850 g Lactel Organic and Engaged whole milk

175 g of melted butter + 2 packets of vanilla sugar, a little for cooking

Natural dyes

For the blue color: 2 teaspoons of powdered natural blue food coloring. For the green color: 1 crushed green kiwi

For the pink color: 3 crushed frozen raspberries

For purple: 3 frozen and crushed blackberries or blueberries or cooked red cabbage juice.

For yellow color: 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder

Ingredients for whipped cream

50 cl full liquid cream

50 g of powdered sugar

2 very ripe bananas

Preparation rainbow pancakes

  • Pour the sifted flour into a bowl and make a well
  • Crack the eggs into the well, then add the melted butter and vanilla sugar.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat on high speed until well combined.
  • Then add the milk gradually without stopping
  • Divide the dough into 5 equal bowls and color each one with food coloring
  • Mix each well
  • Heat the pancake pan on the fire. Melt some butter and pour in the first cup of batter.
  • Cook for 2 minutes, flip the crepe and cook for 1 more
  • Repeat the process until each different colored dough is finished.
  • Then let the pancakes cool completely.

Preparation of whipped cream:

  • Put a bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes, then pour fresh cream into it.
  • Beat with an electric mixer, gradually add powdered sugar and increase the speed until the cream thickens.
  • In a small bowl, mash the overripe bananas with a fork until they are quite creamy.
  • Mix with whipped cream with a spatula
  • Put the first yellow pancake on a plate and cover it with a thin layer of whipped cream
  • Repeat the process until you run out of pancakes, changing the colors to create a rainbow.
  • Put the pancake cake in the refrigerator
  • Before serving, sprinkle the pancake cake with powdered sugar and decorate with seasonal fruits (kiwi, banana, pomegranate seeds, etc.).

Avocado pancakes


  • 1 pitted and peeled avocado, lightly mashed
  • 125 mL animal or plant milk (no added sugar)
  • 130 g of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 very ripe mashed banana
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • A knob of butter or vegetable oil for cooking


Food processor or blender

Making avocado pancakes

1. In a food processor – or blender – combine all ingredients: mashed avocado, milk, flour, eggs, mashed banana, yeast and salt. If necessary, scrape the sides of the pan well with a spatula.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Gradually add butter or a few drops of vegetable oil.

3. For each crepepour about 3-4 tablespoons of the batter into the pan, making a circle with the back of a spoon.

4. Cook the pancake until golden on both sides.

5. Stack the pancakes and add your desired toppings, both savory and sweet!

Alternative presentation: cut the crepe into cones, serve with fruits arranged in ice cream scoops.

Pasteis De Nata

Pasteis de nata are small flaky Portuguese cakes with a soft heart to perfection.

Preparation: 20 min

Cooking: 15 minutes

Ingredients for 4-8 people:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ready-to-use yogurt dough
  • 30 g of milk
  • 120 g of brown sugar
  • 20 g of flour
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 15 g of butter


Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Gently heat the milk with sugar, cinnamon stick and vanilla pod divided into 2 parts.

Sift the flour into a bowl with a pinch of salt.

When the milk comes to a boil, remove the pan from the heat, then remove the vanilla and cinnamon.

Pour the milk over the flour, mix well so that there are no lumps.

While continuing to mix, add 2 egg yolks and 1 whole egg, then the lemon juice.

Grease 8 small tartlet molds, then spread 8 circles of dough inside.

Pour the preparation on top and cook at 200°C for 15 minutes, watch it cook.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar or powdered cinnamon before serving.

Homemade churros

Churros are Spanish – churros from the Catalan churros… The origin of these elongated fluted donuts is uncertain, but they are known in all Latin American countries anyway. We also say chichi… In France, they are the children’s dream stars after the festivities at the fairgrounds.
Eaten sprinkled with sugar and/or dipped in hot chocolate…

Preparation: 15 min

Cooking: 10 minutes

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 170 g of flour
  • 80 g of butter
  • 20 g of milk
  • Sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 liter of oil for frying.

Making churros

Heat the milk in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons of sugar, a pinch of salt and butter.

When the milk boils, add the flour and remove from the fire.

Return the pan to low heat and continue cooking until the dough pulls away from the sides and forms a ball.

Pour into a salad bowl and add the eggs one at a time with a wooden spoon.

Heat the frying oil to 170°C.

Place the dough in a large piping bag with a star-shaped tip.

Press the pocket on top of the fryer to form sausages 10-15 cm long, cut them with scissors.

Let the churros brown for about 3 minutes, flip them, then place them on absorbent paper.

Start cooking again until the dough is done.

Serve them immediately sprinkled with powdered sugar and various small fruit or chocolate sauces.

Panettone with chocolate chips

Panettone is a gourmet brioche bun made for Christmas with blond, brown raisins and sprinkled with chocolate chips. Originally from Piedmont, but all regions of Italy claim them… anyway they have adopted them like us, even now in France, and at the end of the year celebrations we find them in all the shops. Perfect for sharing scones, we enjoy them for breakfast, afternoon tea and the next day on French toast… And of course for Candlemas!

Preparation: 30 min

Growth: 2 hours

Cooking: 45 minutes

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • 4 eggs
  • 500 g of flour
  • 170 g of butter
  • 5 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons of nougat nuggets
  • 12 g of milk
  • 80 g of powdered sugar
  • 15 g of baking yeast
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 15 g of butter

Making panettone with chocolate chips

Heat the milk by adding 12 cl of water, crushed yeast and a spoonful of sugar.

Whisk and let stand for 15 minutes.

Place the flour, salt, dissolved yeast, and 2 whole eggs in the bowl of a food processor.

Knead little by little, then add 2 egg yolks and 150 g of soft butter.

Continue kneading to obtain a homogeneous dough.

Cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave the dough at room temperature (minimum 20°C) for 1 hour.

When the dough has doubled in volume, degas it and then add the praline and nougat nuggets.

Mix by hand, then place the dough in a greased brioche tin. Cover the mold with a tea towel and let it rise for another hour.

Cut the top of the brioche with a cross and bake at 200°C for 45 minutes.

Remove from the oven, brush the surface with sugar syrup and sprinkle with nougat flakes.

Our special Candlemas shopping :

Tefal crepe maker

25 cm: 24.59

Homday electronic kitchen scale

Size 20x16xH.8.5 cm – Ref. 321824 – €14.99 on sale at Gifi

Good Crep’Party mother


A Deliveroo candle that looks like a Breton crepe

We love pancakes, but how many? To find out, Deliveroo invites us to a sensory experience that delights the senses!

Indeed, for an order issued by Deliveroo Hop in partnership with AuchanAvailable in Paris, Bordeaux or Lille and within a limited stock limit of 60 candles, the Breton crepe scented candle can be added to your basket free of charge, handcrafted in Brittany, made from soy. wax 100% natural and GMO free!

So don’t worry, if you’re not a pancake ace, Deliveroo has a parade and will take care of perfuming your home with this enticing good smell, warm and friendly spirit!

Available from Sham 2 February 2023 and while stocks last on order Deliveroo Hop has partnered with Auchan.

Sophie Madun

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