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Crêpes Suzette

Preparation and cooking time
35 min
6 persons
  • 500ml/17.6 fl oz milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 20g/0.7 oz sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cointreau
  • 200g/7 oz flour
  • 20g/0.7 oz butter + a little extra for frying
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • Pinch of salt
  • 70g/2.4 oz sugar
  • 70g/2.4 oz butter
  • Juice and grated rind of 2 large oranges
  • 7 tablespoons Cointreau

Mix the sugar and orange zest with the butter until well combined. Slowly pour in the juice of one orange and 2 tablespoons of Cointreau, stirring constantly. Allow to firm up in the refrigerator for a while. This orange butter forms the basis of the Suzette sauce.In a bowl, mix the milk, eggs, sugar, 1 tablespoon of Cointreau and the flour. Melt 20g butter and add to the bowl. Mix until a smooth batter is formed. Cut open the vanilla pod, scrape out the seeds and stir them into the batter. Season with a pinch of salt. Make golden-brown, extremely thin crêpes.Melt a teaspoon of orange butter in a pancake pan over a medium heat. Place a crêpe in the pan, making sure it is well covered in orange butter. Fold it in half and then in half again to make a triangular shape. Repeat with another 3 crêpes until you have four folded crêpes in the pan. Now allow the crêpes to caramelize for a few minutes. In the meantime, heat 4 tablespoons of Cointreau in a small saucepan, pour this over the crêpes and set it on fire (make sure you turn the extractor hood off first!). Pour a little fresh orange juice over the crêpes and serve immediately.