Thursday, April 10, 2014

National Cherry Blossom Festival Crepes

The Cherry Blossom Festival is a Spring celebration held in Washington D.C that commences between late March and ends in mid-April.

The the festival was inspired by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gift of Japanese cherry trees to the city of Washington D.C.

Basically, the trees were donated as a way bridge a close friendship between Japan and the United States.

Festivities for this two-week event are comprised of a 10-mile run, parades, and the largest Japanese Cultural Festival in the United States. If you are enamored with the cherry blossoms but don't live in the D.C area, consider making Cherry Blossom Crepes at home.

This easy-to-make crepe recipe uses food coloring, sugar, and sweet-bean paste to give the crepes an extra flare.

If you want to bring the Cherry Blossom Festival into your home, make these crepes and remember to serve them up with green or jasmine tea.

Click here for the Cherry Blossom Crepe Recipe.