February 2, 2018 lyukum

Maslenitsa | Crepe Week, Day 5 | Crepes Suzette

Crepe Suzette

Let’s Cook Together! Day 5

video credits: Maria Larskaya

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
French Dessert Crepe Suzette with Orange Sauce
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Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Servings portions
Ingredients
Units:
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for orange sauce
Ingredients
Units:
main
for orange sauce
Instructions
main
  1. Fold the crepes in half, and fold again to form a triangle. Prepare all ingredients.
for sauce
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Melt butter in the sauce, stir, and soak crepes in simmering sauce. Flip them once or twice.
    Crepe Suzette
  4. Serve them hot with fresh orange slices and sauce.
    French Dessert Crepe Suzette with Orange Sauce
Recipe 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.

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