This fresh spin on a classic dessert is inspired by chef Romain Avril of Toronto's Lavelle restaurant (he uses matcha green tea powder in his).
- Prep time 1 hour
- Total time 1 hour & 30 minutes
- Portion size 16 servings
Sake-Soaked Oranges: In large microwaveable bowl, combine sake with sugar. Microwave on medium until sugar is dissolved, 45 to 60 seconds. Add oranges; stir to coat. Set aside.
Crêpes: In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and matcha powder (if using). In separate bowl, whisk together milk, eggs and vanilla; pour over flour mixture, whisking until smooth. Strain through fine-mesh sieve into clean bowl; cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Heat 8-inch nonstick skillet or crêpe pan over medium-low heat; brush lightly with some of the butter. Pour scant ¼ cup of the batter into pan, swirling to coat bottom; cook, turning once when edge begins to curl, until light golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to plate; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter and batter.
Suzette Sauce: In heavy-bottomed saucepan, stir sugar with water over medium-high heat just until sugar is dissolved. Boil, without stirring, but brushing down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in water, until mixture turns light amber, 9 to 11 minutes. Remove from heat; averting face, stir in orange juice until smooth. Return pan to medium-high heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is reduced to 1 1/4 cups, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to heatproof bowl.
Assembly: In large skillet, heat Suzette Sauce over medium heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low; add 1 crêpe, turning to coat. Using tongs, fold crêpe into quarters; transfer to large serving platter or roasting pan. Repeat with remaining crêpes; top with drained Sake-Soaked Oranges.
In small saucepan, heat orange-flavoured liqueur over medium heat for 1 minute; remove from heat. With long match or barbecue lighter, ignite; while flaming, pour over crêpes. When flame goes outs, serve immediately.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Fibre 1 g
- Sodium 32 mg
- Sugars 19 g
- Protein 5 g
- Calories 183
- Total fat 4 g
- Potassium 116 mg
- Cholesterol 54 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 31 g
- Iron 7
- Folate 16
- Calcium 5
- Vitamin A 6
- Vitamin C 18