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 (opens in new tab) or if you're looking for an interesting pancake recipe (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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.