CHEAT’S CRÊPES SUZETTE
(Serves 4) 120g castor sugar
30ml orange-flavoured liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
15ml finely grated orange zest 150ml orange juice
120g butter, cold and cubed 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
8–12 ready-made* pancakes, defrosted
15ml brandy (optional)
TO SERVE ice cream or cream
Heat the castor sugar, orange
1. liqueur, salt, orange zest and juice in a wide pan, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
Simmer and add the butter, one 2. block at a time, whisking until it is incorporated, before adding more.
Add the orange segments.
Fold the pancakes in quarters
4. and arrange in the pan, spooning over the sauce. Simmer for 2–3 minutes, or until the pancakes are completely coated.
If using, heat the brandy in a
5. metal ladle, flambé and pour it over the orange mixture.
Serve at once with the sauce and 6. ice cream or cream.
COOK’S NOTE* Using readymade pancakes means that you can whip up a stylish last-minute dessert with minimal fuss. Find them in the freezer section of major supermarkets.
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