Cointreau pancakes

Cointreau pancakes

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Ready in 25-35 minutes


Serves 6
Full of orangey flavour, this recipe is an easy version of classic crêpes suzette - perfect for dessert

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal516
  • fat25g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars38g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 85g soft unsalted butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 25g golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • grated zest of ½ orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 12 pancakes (see link below for recipe)

For the sauce

  • grated zest of 1 orange and juice of 2



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • grated zest of 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 284ml carton double cream, softly whipped, to serve


  1. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl then add the liqueur and orange zest and spread a little over each pancake. Fold the pancakes into quarters and arrange in a large shallow ovenproof dish. (You can make and chill this up to a day ahead or freeze for up to a month.) Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5/ fan 170C.

  2. To make the sauce, put the citrus zests, orange juice and sugar in a pan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. Add 2 tbsp of the liqueur. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and cook for 7-10 minutes until reduced by half. Set aside. (You can cook, cool and chill this a day ahead.)

  3. Bake the pancakes, covered for 15 minutes. Gently warm the sauce until syrupy then stir in a tbsp of liqueur. Drizzle the pancakes with the sauce and serve with the cream.

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Comments (1)

melissalt's picture

Lovely. Took to a dinner party and were perfect as they were really easy to prepare in advance.

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