Thursday, April 21, 2011

Simple Crepes with Orange Sauce

I have mentioned before that growing up every Sunday morning we would have some sort of yummy breakfast together as a family. It was a tradition I loved. My sister isn't a big breakfast person, and wasn't too excited about most of our breakfasts. These were one of things she actually would eat with us. Needless to say we ate them often. These are very simple. I know there are about a million other things you can add to crepes but I always go back to just eating them this way.

French Crepes

1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tbs melted butter
Powdered sugar for garnish

Combine all ingredients, beat well until smooth. Pour into hot greased pan. Tip pan until crepe is as thin as possible. Cook until edges start pulling away from pan and are starting to become a nice golden brown color. Flip carefully and cook for just a few seconds on the other side. Makes approximately 8 each.

Orange Sauce

1 1/2 tbs cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbs grated orange rind (optional)
1 cup orange juice
1 tbs lemon juice

In a medium sauce pan combine cornstarch, sugar, and orange rind. Stir in juice and water. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil until sauce appears more clear and has thickened. Add lemon juice. Serve over top of crepes.

Here is how I like to serve mine:

Take a single crepe.

Sprinkle with your desired amount of powdered sugar.

Spread powdered sugar with a fork to evenly distribute.


Pour orange sauce over top

Bon Appetit!


  1. I could swim in that orange sauce!

  2. Mmmm...sometimes I find simple is the best way to go. A lovely crepe, with a lovely orange sauce. Sounds pretty much like perfection to me :)

  3. Simple perfection. I love the sauce.

  4. We made one similar to this, but didn't have the sugar in the middle. Oh, how my daughter would love that!!! She actually suggested it and I said no. Guess I'd better try it again, your way this time!! Simply yummy!

  5. I loooove crepes. And the orange sauce on these look Ah Mazing!