Monday, August 27, 2012

Crêpe making in the apple house

A handful of oranges was traded to the mice in the apple three. "That is wonderful, lets make crêpe suzette" mummy mouse proclaimed. She had in her younger days tasted this treat in wonderful Paris.

Mommy mouse delicious thin pancakes recipe, or crêpes if you like.

11/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
4 eggs
1 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs butter (melted)

Melt the butter in the pan. Wisk together egg and sugar. Add the flour, salt and milk. Pour in the melted butter. Let it sit for about 30 minutes. This batch will make about twelve thin crepes. Make the orange sauce if you please like this:

150ml/5fl oz orange juice (from 3-4 medium oranges)
1 medium orange, grated zest only
1 small lemon, grated rind and juice
1 tbs caster sugar
3 tbsp Grand Marnier, Cointreau or brandy
50g/2oz unsalted butter
a little extra Grand Marnier, for flaming

For the sauce, mix all the ingredients - with the exception of the butter - in a bowl. Melt the butter in the frying pan, pour in the sauce and allow it to heat very gently. Then place the first crêpes in the pan and give it time to warm through before folding it in half and then in half again to make a triangular shape. Slide this onto the very edge of the pan, tilt the pan slightly so the sauce runs back into the center, then add the next crêpe. Continue like this until they're all re-heated, folded and well soaked with the sauce.
You can flame them at this point if you like. Heat a ladle by holding it over a gas flame or by resting it on the edge of a hotplate, then, away from the heat, pour a little liqueur or brandy into it, return it to the heat to warm the spirit, then set light to it.
Serve with sliced orange filets and a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
The crêpes can with great success be served with blueberry jam and sour cream. Nutella is not a bad
idea either..

Hope you try the recipe. Love, Mummy mouse.


  1. Your new blog is such a treat :o))
    Thank for the yummy recipe too.Minihugs, Rosanna

  2. Yeahy, Thanks Rosanna!! First comment too. Great:) Hugs to you.

  3. Hi! Your mice house is so beautiful! I wish I could live there.


  4. Hi Christel!
    Congratulations for this wonderful blog.

  5. A wonderful and sweet new blog!

  6. Hello Christel!
    The crepes look delicious, and the little miece are sweet! I love miece, and I adore you to be able to create these beauties:)
    I love the idea of this blog, and I will be happy to follow the every-day life of the Apple tree:)
    Gretings from Jucó