Our crepes suzette is the perfect adult-only treat after a romantic meal or for an indulgent treat...
This crepes suzette recipe uses tangy oranges, brandy and liqueur to create a super-indulgent treat… Ready in just 10 minutes, our crepes suzette is an excellent choice on Shrove Tuesday or if you’re looking for an interesting pancake recipe that uses a citrus that’s not lemon… We love the boozy warmth in this crepes suzette recipe – it would make a delicious dessert or a very indulgent brunch option… Once you see how easy it is to whip up this crepes suzette recipe, you’ll make it time and time again…
- 125g (4oz) plain flour
- pinch salt
- 2 large Lion Quality eggs
- 300ml (½ pint) milk
- 15g (½ oz) butter, melted
- oil for cooking
- For the orange sauce:
- 75g (3oz) butter
- 75g (3oz) sugar
- grated rind and juice 2 oranges
- 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
- 2 tbsp orange flavoured liqueur
- 1 tbsp brandy
For the pancakes, sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the Lion eggs and a little milk. Beat until a smooth paste is formed then add the remaining milk and butter, leave to stand 30 mins.
Heat a little oil in a 15cm (6in) omelette pan, pour in 2tbsp batter and tilt to coat the bottom evenly. Cook over a high heat until lightly brown underneath. Turn the crêpe with a palette knife and cook the other side for 30 seconds. Remove from the pan on to a tray and cover to keep warm then continue to make crepes until all the batter is used.
Put the butter and sugar into a frying pan, add the orange juice and rind and heat until bubbling. Dip each crêpe into the sauce, fold into quarters then arrange in a warm serving dish with orange segments. Pour the liqueur and brandy into the pan light with a match, then pour the flaming sauce over the crêpes and serve.
Top tip for making Crêpes Suzette
When buying eggs, look out for the Lion Quality symbol: this indicates that they're British-laid and have been vaccinated against salmonella.