Crêpes Suzette

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #1
    Squeeze the juice of 4 oranges. This should give you about 300ml.
  2. 2 min.Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #2
    Add to oranges juice 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier and 50 g caster sugar, mix well, cover and set aside.

    You can add the juice of ½ lemon if you wish to sharpen up the orange flavour.
  3. 5 min.Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #3
    Put into a food-mixer bowl: 100 g butter, 90 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar and 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier.
  4. 3 min.Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #4
    Start mixing on slow speed...
  5. 1 min.Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #5
    ...until evenly mixed: the orange butter or "Suzette butter".
  6. 15 min.
    Fill each pancake with 2 knobs of butter and fold over into a triangle.

    This short video shows you how.
  7. 2 min.Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #7
    Prepare all the pancakes like this.

    You can do this stage beforehand, even the day before, and keep the pancakes in the fridge, wrapped in stretch plastic film.

    It will remain some Suzette butter, it's fine.
  8. 1 min.Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #8
    Shortly before serving, melt the remainng Suzette butter in a large frying pan.
  9. 3 min.Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #9
    Add the pancakes to the frying pan and cook them to caramelize slightly (do this in batches if necessary) on both sides.
  10. 1 min.Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #10
    Pour the orange juice into the pan.
  11. 5 min.Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #11
    Leave for a few minutes to reduce and thicken.
  12. 5 min.Crêpes Suzette : Photo of step #12
    Transfer the pancakes onto the serving plates, pour the orange syrup over and serve immediately.

Remarks:

If you don't have any Grand Marnier, you can use another orange liqueur, such as Cointreau.

If you enjoy the contrast between hot and cold, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Crêpes Suzette are not normally served 'flambé'.

In Brussels, Belgium, in the brasserie "Aux armes" you can taste "crêpes Comédie Française" which are pancakes with butter Suzette, Flambed with Mandarine Napoléon and vanilla ice-cream.

Source:

Home made, after Auguste Escoffier.

Grade this recipe

Grade this recipe