Thursday, March 26, 2009

Crêpe Suzette - For my dear Mother (Suzete)

Je T'aime Maman!

(Te amo Mamãe!)

Merci pour les magnifiques souvenirs dans mon enfance.

(Obrigado pelas memories maravilhosas de minha infância)

100g plain flour
1 tbsp golden caster sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbsp sunflower oil
300ml semi-skimmed milk
splash of beer , about 2 tbsp (optional)

Put the flour, sugar and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, add the eggs, oil and 2 tbsp of the milk, and beat together with a wooden spoon until smooth.

Slowly start to pour in a little milk, mixing as you pour, to keep the batter smooth.

Pour in the rest of the milk, a bit more quickly now, until it looks like single cream. Finally, add the beer.
Heat a 15cm/6in crêpe pan.

Measure 21⁄2 tbsp of the batter into a jug, then pour into the pan, moving it around so the mixture swirls and fits the bottom of the pan. When the crêpe is golden underneath (in about 15 seconds if pan is the right temperature), turn and cook for a further 30 seconds, until spotted brown.
Slide the crêpe on to a plate. Wipe the pan with oiled kitchen paper and continue frying until all the batter is used, stacking the crêpes on top of each other as you cook them.

***You can freeze the pancakes at this stage, wrapped in cling film and foil. Or make a day ahead, wrap and keep in the fridge. To reheat, put on an ovenproof plate, cover with foil and warm in a 180C/Gas 4/fan oven 160C for 10-15 minutes. (If using for Crêpes Suzette, warm through in the sauce.)

100g butter
100g golden caster sugar
150ml freshly squeezed orange juice (about 12 large oranges)
2 tsp finely grated orange zest
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
3 tbsp Grand Marnier
2 tbsp cognac
Heat the butter and sugar in a deep frying pan (about 25cm/10in) over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar begins to dissolve; turn up the heat and bubble quite fast, until the mixture just starts to go brown and caramelise (about 4 minutes), stirring only towards the end. Pour in the orange juice ; add the orange and lemon zests, letting the mixture bubble for 3-4 minutes to thicken slightly.
(OPTIONAL ) Add the Grand Marnier and cognac, heat for a few seconds and lower the heat.
Put one crêpe into the juices and, holding it with a fork, coat it well in the mixture. Fold it into quarters and push to one side of the pan. Continue the coating and folding with the remaining pancakes. Serve 2-3 crêpes per person with the sauce.

Nutrition Per serving
373 kcalories, protein 6g, carbohydrate 40g, fat 19 g, saturated fat 10g, fibre 1g, salt 0.46 g

Merci d'avoir suivi cette recette et bonne dégustation !

P.S: I love mine with ICE CREAM on the top :)


  1. Yum! Make me some! Great blog! Good work!

  2. Sure, come to visit us and I will :))


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