Crêpes Suzette, French Pancakes with Orange Sauce (No Liqueur)

Try these fluffy crepes with orange and lemon scents that can indulge your sense.

French Suzette crepes recipe dan history
Crepes Suzette (youtube/Laura in the Kitchen)

Crepes are a variant of thin pancakes from France which have a pleasant aroma because they contain lemon and orange juice.  It is known that the prince of Wales, the future king Edward 7th of England, really liked the dessert.

The name "Suzette" itself is taken from the name of the beautiful actress Suzanne Reichenberg who is professionally known as Suzette.  However, it is also said that the name Suzette was given by the prince of Wales at that time.

Crepes Suzette was created in the hands of a 14-year-old teenager named Henry Carpentier in 1895 who worked as a butler at the Maitre at Monte Carlo's Cafdé Paris. The traditional Suzette uses grand Marnier in a sauce called beurre Suzette. Grand Marnier is a sophisticated blend of cognacs infused with the distilled essence of bitter oranges. But, this recipe is without liqueur.

Having a simple shape, this crepe Suzette is very delicious.  For the complete recipe, we can see below!
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  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour 
  • 350 ml of milk
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest

Beurre or sauce:
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 190 ml of orange juice
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest

How to make:

Step 1: Make the crepe batter
Mix all batter ingredients in one bowl.  Whisk for a while until all the ingredients are well blended, you can use a balloon whisk or a blender in the mixing process.  Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

Step 2: Make the orange sauce
Melt the butter and sugar in the pan, then add all the remaining sauce ingredients, and stir well until the sugar is completely dissolved and the texture is slightly thick.

Step 3: Make crepes
Add a little batter about 1/3 cup into a pan, make sure the bottom of the pan is filled, and cook until slightly browned.  Don't forget to turn it over so it cooks evenly.  Fold the crepes into four parts, arrange them in a container then add the sauce.

French Suzette crepes recipe dan history
Crepes Suzette (youtube/Hellen Rennie)

You can smell the citrus aroma which is quite thick from this crepe Suzette.  This can indulge the sense of smell even before you tie it. The soft texture of the crepes can tempt the tongue when eaten.  Let's taste the delicacy of French crepes Suzette at your home, simple but luxurious.

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