Crepes Suzette, Butter Flavoured Orange Pancakes

Crepes Suzette

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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.

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Crepes Suzette, Butter Flavoured Orange Pancakes recipe - How to make Crepes Suzette, Butter Flavoured Orange Pancakes

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 crêpes (6 crêpe )
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For The Crêpes
5 tbsp plain flour (maida)
5 tbsp cornflour
5 tbsp milk
a pinch of salt
melted butter for greasing and cooking

For The Orange Filling
1 tbsp orange juice
1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1/4 cup soft butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp brandy

For The Orange Sauce
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp orange rind
1 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp cornflour

For the crêpes

    For the crêpes
  1. 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.
  2. Heat a 150 mm. (6") diameter non-stick pan and grease it with butter.
  3. Pour a ladleful of the batter, tilt the pan around quickly so that the batter coats the pan evenly.
  4. 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.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to make 5 more crêpes.

For the orange filling

    For the orange filling
  1. Combine the butter and sugar in a deep bowl and mix well till smooth using a spatula.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients, mix well and keep aside.

For the orange sauce

    For the orange sauce
  1. 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.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the orange filling into 6 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Repeat step 2 to make 5 more orange filled crêpes.
  4. Just before serving, place each orange filled crêpe on a serving plate, pour a little orange sauce over it and serve immediately.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per crêpe
Energy272 cal
Protein3.1 g
Carbohydrates38.3 g
Fiber2.1 g
Fat11.3 g
Cholesterol32 mg
Sodium106 mg

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Crepes Suzette
 on 31 Dec 10 12:47 PM

Very french and very citrus! Sapid crepe! Liked it a lot, thanks.