The origin of this famous French dessert is somewhat disputed, but the strongest claim is that it was created out of a mistake made by a young waiter 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 of England, and his companion whose name was Suzette!
- 3 eggs
- 250ml milk
- juice of 1 orange
- 1 tblsp Curacao
- 2 tblsp of olive oil
- 50gm butter
- 4 tblsp of castor sugar
Prepare crêpe batter with 250g of plain flour, 3 eggs, 250ml milk and a pinch of salt. Add the juice of 1 orange, 1 tblsp Curacao and 2 tblsp of olive oil.
Leave to stand for 2 hours at room temperature.
Work 50gm butter with the juice and grated zest of one orange, 1 tblsp Curaco and 4 tblsp of castor sugar.
Make some thin crêpes in a heavy based frying pan.
Coat them in the orange butter.
Fold them in four and return them one by one to the frying pan and heat them.
Arrange them in a warm dish, slightly overlapping to serve.