Maslenitsa | Crepe Week, Day 5 | Crepes Suzette

Let’s Cook Together! Day 5

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Crepe Suzette
Crepe Suzette
Crepe Suzette: Orange Sauce
Crepe Suzette: Orange Sauce
Crepe Suzette: Making Video
Crepe Suzette: Making Video

Crepe Suzette: Taking Pictures
Crepe Suzette: Taking Pictures

Crepes Susette

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, European, French
Keyword: dessert, orange
Servings: 2 portions

Ingredients

main

  • 4 each crepes

for orange sauce

  • 2 each oranges supreme slices, zest, and juice
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 60 ml orange liqueur or blend of Cointreau, Grand Marnier, cognac, kirsch, etc.

Instructions

main

  • Fold the crepes in half, and fold again to form a triangle. Prepare all ingredients.

for sauce

  • Wash oranges with hot water and wipe dry. Using a peeler, peel the thinnest layer of zest and slice it to strips. Supreme an orange. Sqeeze and reserve the juice.
    Crepe Suzette: Ingredients
  • Combine sugar and orange juice in a large frying pan over high heat. Let sugar dissolve and add orange zest and cook until the zest is soft and the sauce becomes syrupy. Flambe with Grand Marnier.
    Crepe Suzette: Making the Sauce
  • Melt butter in the sauce, stir, and soak crepes in simmering sauce. Flip them once or twice.
    Crepe Suzette
  • Serve them hot with fresh orange slices and sauce.
    French Dessert Crepe Suzette with Orange Sauce

Notes

My favorite crepes recipe CRÊPES, CRESPELLE, BLINY, MLYNTSI, ETC.
History of Crepes Suzette
The dish was created out of a mistake made by a 14-year-old assistant waiter Henri Carpentier (1880-1961) in 1895 at the Maitre at Monte Carlo’s Café de Paris. He was preparing a dessert for the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII (1841-1910) of England.
According to Henri Charpentier, in own words from Life A La Henri – Being The Memories of Henri Charpentier:
“It was quite by accident as I worked in front of a chafing dish that the cordials caught fire. I thought I was ruined. The Prince and his friends were waiting. How could I begin all over? I tasted it. It was, I thought, the most delicious melody of sweet flavors I had every tasted. I still think so. That accident of the flame was precisely what was needed to bring all those various instruments into one harmony of taste... He ate the pancakes with a fork; but he used a spoon to capture the remaining syrup. He asked me the name of that which he had eaten with so much relish. I told him it was to be called Crepes Princesse. He recognized that the pancake controlled the gender and that this was a compliment designed for him; but he protested with mock ferocity that there was a lady present. She was alert and rose to her feet and holding her little shirt wide with her hands she made him a curtsey. ‘Will you,’ said His Majesty, ‘change Crepes Princesse to Crepes Suzette?’ Thus was born and baptized this confection, one taste of which, I really believe, would reform a cannibal into a civilized gentleman. The next day I received a present from the Prince, a jeweled ring, a panama hat and a cane.”
Source: Life A La Henri – Being The Memories of Henri Charpentier, by Henri Charpentier and Boyden Sparkes, The Modern Library, New York, 2001 Paperback Edition. Originally published in 1934 by Simon & Schuster, Inc.
French Dessert Crepe Suzette with Orange Sauce
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