- Flour type 00 250 grams
- Milk 300 ml • 49 kcal
- Eggs 2 • 130 kcal
- Sugar 1 spoon • 470 kcal
- Sugar 150 grams • 470 kcal
- Butter 70 grams • 717 kcal
- Oranges 2
- Lemon juice 1
- Grand Marnier 100 ml
Crepe suzette is a dessert of Monegasque origins that is very popular and famous in France. It is a crepe served with a very tasty sauce made with caramelised butter and sugar, orange peel and lemon juice, with the final addition of Grand Marnier, a liqueur used to create the flambè. The crepe suzette is a delicious and refined dessert, very good to offer even after a formal dinner, or simply to indulge in a moment of unique sweetness.
Start with the preparation of the crepes: place the sifted flour in a bowl, add sugar and milk, and then mix until a fluid mixture is obtained. Separately, beat the eggs with a little salt, add to the batter and mix. (1) Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. After the necessary time, cook the crepes pouring them with a ladle in a buttered pan, or in a buttered crepe pan. (2) Cook on both sides by turning them gently with a spatula. (3) Once ready, place them in a plate on top of each other.
For the preparation of the sauce, put the butter in a pan with the sugar and let it melt on a low flame, stirring occasionally. Then add the grated peel of the oranges and the lemon juice. Let it cook until the sugar is completely melted. (4) Then fold up the crepes and place them in the pan. Finally add the Grand Marnier and make the flambè: burn the liqueur and turn off the heat by covering with a lid. (5) Once ready, serve the crepe suzette with the sauce and some orange peel. (6)
You can prepare the crepes suzette sauce in advance: the more the hours pass and the more the flavor increases. Once ready, you can keep it in the refrigerator for a day before using it.
To make the sauce, it is preferable to use a steel pan, ideal for flambéing.
If you want to give a fresh touch to your crepes suzette, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
How to preserve the crepe suzette
You can preserve the crepe suzette in the refrigerator for 1 day covered with plastic wrap. The crepes without sauce can be preserved in the refrigerator covered for 2 days.