Crêpes and Caramelised Orange Sauce by Paul Foster


Traditional French crêpes are given a beautiful twist by chef Paul Foster when he pours over a delightful caramelised orange sauce. This is the perfect crêpe recipe! A fragrant and truly delicious dessert. Keep it quiet though, these are only for grown ups!

Recipe Courtesy of Paul Foster owner of Salt Restaurant

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Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes



Crêpes Batter:

  • 165g Plain Flour
  • 3 Medium Eggs
  • 400ml Whole Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Soft Light Brown Sugar

Caramelised Orange Sauce:

  • 1 Large Orange – Zested and Juiced
  • 50g Dark Brown Sugar
  • 50g Caster Sugar
  • 30g Salted Butter
  • 25ml Dark Rum
  • 2 Star Anise

Cooking Method


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar and eggs to a smooth paste.
  2. Slowly add the milk and mix to a smooth batter.
  3. Heat a large ProWare non-stick frying pan over a moderate heat.
  4. Add a little oil and wipe out with a cloth.
  5. Add a ladle of batter to create a thin layer across the entire pan.
  6. Allow to cook on each side for 3 minutes or until fully cooked through.

Caramelised Orange Sauce:

  1. In a small stainless steel interior frying pan, dissolve both sugars in a little water and cook until caramelised (around 160ºC).
  2. Add the Rum, Star Anise and orange juice and bring back to the boil, once all of the sugar has become a liquid reduce down to a slightly thicker consistency.
  3. Take off the heat and whisk in the butter, finish with the orange zest.

To serve:

  1. Fold the Crêpes into quarters and heat through the sauce. Serve immediately with a generous scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream.


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