Crepe Suzette

Crepe suzette was cooked for the first time in a restaurant in Monte Carlo at the end of the 19th century. The cook set fire by error on a pancake flavored with cognac. Very quick.

Method

Step 1: Put 1/2 cup of sugar and orange peels in a processor. Stir for one minute. Add 4.5 oz of butter and process. Add slowly 1/2 cup of orange juice. Then 3 table spoons of orange liqueur.

Step 2: Cover and refrigerate.

Step 3: Prepare the pancake mixture. Place ina processor milk, water, egg yolks, 1 table spoon of sugar, 1 table spoon of orange liqueur (or brandy), flour, 5 table spoons of butter. Process for one minute at top speed. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Step 4: Rub a skillet with butter. Cook one pancake at the time over moderate heat.

Step 5: Put the orange mixture in a saucepan and heat for one minute, then move to the pancake skillet over moderate heat.

Step 6: Place one pancake in the skillet. Turn it cautiously. Fold it in half, than half again. Continue with the other pancakes.

Step 7: Heat 2 table spoons of Cognac and 2 table spoons of orange liqueur in a saucepan. Pour over pancakes. Ignites - cautiously - with a match and serve immediately.

Ingredients

Milk ¾ Cup
Water ¾ Cup
Egg Yolks 3
Sugar 1 Cup
Unsalted Butter ½ Lb
Orange Peel 2
Orange Juice ½ Cup
Orange Liqueur 4 Tb
Cognac To Taste (this Is The Thing That Makes The Flame)

Hints 'n' Tips

Accompaniment

Muscat Beaumes de Venise Sweet Wine

Beaumes is famed for its wine made from the Muscat grape. Rich, sweet and luscious with a touch of white flower on the finish. A delicious and subtle dessert wine. Buy this wine if you like: Sweet dessert wines that are lighter in style.