Crepes Suzette, Butter Flavoured Orange Pancakes
by Tarla Dalal
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The Crepes Suzette is a citrusy French dessert, which adds a gourmet touch to your meal. Here, buttery pancakes are stuffed with a tangy orange filling, which is made of orange juice and rind flavoured mildly with brandy.
The filling too has a buttery taste and texture as the orangey ingredients are all held together in a fluffy base of soft butter and sugar. A touch of brandy gives the filling an exotic taste and aroma.
The final masterstroke in the preparation of this zesty dessert is a topping of orange sauce, which carries the tangy notes even higher. Relish this dessert immediately upon assembling, to enjoy the fresh textures and flavours.
- Combine all the ingredients along with 5 tbsp of water in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk till no lumps remain. Keep aside.
- Heat a 150 mm. (6") diameter non-stick pan and grease it with butter.
- Pour a ladleful of the batter, tilt the pan around quickly so that the batter coats the pan evenly.
- Cook it using a little butter on both the sides. When the sides starts to peel off, turn the pancake around and cook the other side for 30 seconds.
- Repeat steps 2 to 4 to make 5 more crêpes.
- Combine the butter and sugar in a deep bowl and mix well till smooth using a spatula.
- Add all the remaining ingredients, mix well and keep aside.
- Combine all the ingredients in a small non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes or till thick, while stirring continuously.
- Divide the orange filling into 6 equal portions and keep aside.
- Place a crêpe on a clean, dry surface, spread a portion of the orange filling on one side of the crêpe and fold it over to make a semi-circle.
- Repeat step 2 to make 5 more orange filled crêpes.
- Just before serving, place each orange filled crêpe on a serving plate, pour a little orange sauce over it and serve immediately.
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