I can’t believe this was the first time I have ever tried crepe Suzette, how I have missed out! These were delicious. I knew crepe Suzette was basically orange flavored pancakes but I was really surprised with the intense, luxurious ‘grown up’ flavour in the end. The sauce is just perfect and definitely one I want to make again and transfer to other things….maybe like an orange cake or drizzled on ice cream 🙂
So instead of just sprinkling a little bit of lemon & sugar or Nutella on your pancakes this pancake day why not treat yourself and make this classic crepe Suzette recipe 🙂 Any pancake lover will not be disappointed. How will you be making your pancakes this pancake day?! Let me know by commenting at the bottom of the page!
Makes 6 Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins Difficulty: Easy
For the Crepes
- 2 Eggs
- 200g Plain Flour
- 140ml Milk
- Pinch of Salt
- Zest of 1 Orange
- Oil for frying
For the Sauce
- Zest of 1 Orange
- Juice of 1 Orange
- 100g Butter
- 50g Light Brown Sugar
- 80ml Triple Sec or Cointreau (optional)
1. In a bowl or a blender, mix together the eggs, flour, milk, salt and zest of an orange. I used a blender as it is super fast and fuss free :). But a hand electric whisk will do or just by hand. Your mixture should be a batter consistency.
2. Heat up your oil in a frying pan (I generally have my heat on high and the crepes only take around 2 mins to cook!). Pour a ladle full of mixture in to the pan, spread it around to get the perfect round shape and cook for 1 min. When the crepe is lose from the pan (not sticking), flip over and cook for a further minute. Put the crepe to one side and cook the rest of your mixture, piling up your crepes once done.
3. Once all your crepes are cooked it’s time to make the sauce. Place the zest, juice of the orange, sugar and butter in to a pan and melt. Bring the sauce to the boil and then turn the heat down to a simmer, and gently simmer for 5 minutes. Your sauce should reduce in size and turn in to a syrup consistency. When cooking the sauce please be very careful! Sugar gives bad burns so only taste it when it’s cooled! 🙂
4. Fold your crepes into quarters and lay in a frying pan.
5. Pour your orange syrup over the pancakes and gently warm through on the hob for around 3 minutes. If your using a liquor then heat it up in the pan that had the syrup in whilst the crepes are heating through. Once heated pour it over your crepes and flambe (light using a match or lighter and be careful :)). Serve up your crepes generously drizzling the gorgeous orange syrup all over them and enjoy!
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