Sunday, June 24, 2012

Crepes Sucrees with Grand Marnier

1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup whole milk
1 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
4 tablespoons sugar
grated zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup Grand Marnier
French vanilla ice cream for serving

 To make the batter, in a blender, combine the water, milk, eggs, flour, sugar, and vanilla. Blend until very smooth. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.

Lightly grease a nonstick 9-inch crepe or frying pan and place over medium heat. Pour 2-3 tablespoons batter into the pan and swirl the pan to cover the bottom with batter. Cook until the crepe begins to bubble and brown a little and is set, about 1 minute. Flip the crepe carefully with a spatula and cook for another 10 seconds, un til slightly browned and set. Transfer to a piece of waxed paper. Repeat to make 8 crepes total, stacking the finished crepes between pieces of waxed paper.

Fold each of the crepes in half, then in half again, to form a triangle.

In a large, nonstick frying pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter with 2 tablespoons of the sugar and half the orange zest. Heat until the butter is melted and foamy, 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add half of the Grand Marnier to the pan. Stir to combine and return to the heat for about 1 minute. Place 4 crepe triangles in the pan and heat for about 1 minute on each side, turning them with tongs t coat evenly. Place 2 crepes on each of 2 warmed dessert plantes and divide the sauce between the servings. Repeat with the remaining 4 crepes and ingredients. Accompany each serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Makes 4 servings.

* I have not yet tried this (as of today) but Chucks had the opportunity to taste it when he was at our minister's home for a speakers seminar. He raved about how good it tasted. He requested that I get the recipe from our ministers wife. He said he did a price check on the Grand Marnier and stated it was about $40.00 per bottle. I'll have to check around to see if I can find a better price.

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