Since it’s Pancake Day, we thought we would treat you to a second recipe courtesy of BBC Good Food!
Crêpes Suzette are one of the most popular pancake choices among the public, and now you can make them at home for Pancake Day thanks to this fantastic BBC Good Food Crêpes Suzette recipe. The zingy flavour of lemon and orange coupled with the deliciously sweet taste of caramel make you wish it was Pancake Day every day! So try this recipe at home and we guarantee your family won’t be disappointed with the results!
- 140 grams of plain flour
- 200ml of whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 25g of melted, unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp of caster sugar
- 250ml of freshly squeezed orange juice
- The zest of 1 large orange
- 1 tsp of lemon juice
- 1 tbsp of Cointreau
- 50g unsalted butter
Step 1-Take a medium sized bowl and sift the flour in with a pinch of salt. Make a well in the middle of the bowl. Mix the whole milk with 100ml of water as well. Break the eggs in to the well and start whisking the mixture together. Pour in the milk and water mixture and slowly start to mix in the flour.
Step 2-Whisk the mixture until the batter is smooth. Allow the batter to rest for around 30 minutes then mix in the melted unsalted butter.
Step 3-Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and very lightly grease it with melted butter. Pour around 2 tbsp of batter in to the pan and move it around so the pan is evenly covered. You need enough batter for a relatively thin pancake.
Step 4-Cook the pancake on one side for about 45 seconds until golden brown and then using a palette knife or something similar, flip it and cook on the opposite side for around 30 seconds.
Step 5-Once you are happy the pancake is cooked, take it out of the pan.
Step 7-Take the 3 tbsp of caster sugar and it to a frying pan. Place over a medium heat and allow the sugar to melt without stirring it. You should do this until it turns a delicious amber-coloured caramel.
Step 8-Take the pan off the heat and add in the orange juice taking care to ensure the caramel doesn’t splatter over you. Then add the lemon juice, orange juice and Cointreau (you could use Grand Marnier as an alternative) then place the pan back on a low heat to re-melt the caramel to liquid form.
Step 9-Add the butter to the caramel sauce small quantities at a time and bring to the boil. Add the pancakes back to the pan and warm them slightly before serving these fantastic crêpes suzette!
Source: BBC Good Food