Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crepes Suzette and French Food Safari

This recipe is all comfort food. Oh do the French know how to that well. I love lemon curd so I sure love these crepes. This is simplified dumbed down version of the recipe. I now they look rather dodgy but they taste great! You can find a more advanced version of the recipe here on the SBS website.
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Adapted from combination of Food.com recipes
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Ingredients
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Crepes
2 eggs
2 cups flour
Zest from 1 lemon
2 3/4 cups water
Butter
Pinch of vanilla 
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Suzette Sauce
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
Zest and juice from 1 lemon
2 teaspoons Grand Marnier or Cointreau
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Method
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1. To make the crepes add the flour, eggs, vanilla and zest into a bowl. Add the water slowly to the bowl while whisking.
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2. Brush a little butter on a pan over medium heat. Pour in half a ladle of the crêpes mixture, swirl around quickly to coat the bottom of the pan. The mixture should cover the whole pan and be thin crusted. Leave till golden. Turn over and leave until golden.
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3. Brush the pan with butter between each crêpe and the other. I'm slightly paranoid about using excess butter (don't need more weight!) so I try to add as minimal as possible. But then again this is French cooking, how could you resist butter? When you are done, keep the crepes warm and fold them into quarters. Okay yes, I didn't that but yes that's what you are meant to do. 
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4. Now for the suzette sauce, cream the sugar into the butter until you have a smooth texture.
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5. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and Grand Marnier or the Cointreau. It will begin to curdle when you add the citrus and the alcohol but don't worry it taste's great! 
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6. Now serve the sauce over and in between the crepes. Top with fruit if you like. I topped them with frozen raspberries. 
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French Food Safari
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In the spirit of the French and the great food they have blessed us with, be sure to catch the French Food Safari on SBS One on Thursdays at 7.30pm. The first episode of the new nine-part series begins tonight. The series is filmed in Australia and in France. It's presented by Maeve O’Meara (love her passion for food!) and follows one of France's best exports to Australia, chef Guillaume Brahimimi. Together they go on a personal voyage and visit many of France’s top kitchens and food pilgrimages across Paris and regional France. 
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Here is a video of a preview of the show.
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Post sponsored by SBS

6 comments:

  1. i wish i was home tonight to watch the French Food Safari. should be a great watch :-)

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  2. There are so many great new shows starting! Whatever shall I do! :P Ok I know, eat crepes!

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  3. Yum!
    I wish I had that at my home..
    Creative recipe ;)


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  4. oh my.. so yumm
    so going to make it
    lee x

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